No Changes In Big Buck Contest Standings
With most hunters holding off making a run to their lease until Saturday's opening of the regular deer season, it comes as no surprise it was a slow week for the Tyler Morning Telegraph's 32nd Big Buck Contest.
Brownsboro Clay Lemmert continues to lead the North Texas Adult Division of the contest with a 4 ½-year-old, 11-point Henderson County buck scoring 140. All other positions in the contest are open.
Hunters may still register for the contest. Participation is free, but hunters must register at least 24 hours in advance of taking their deer. Hunters may register at any of the contest sponsors: Army/Navy Store of Tyler, 1201 E.SE. Loop 323; East Texas Seed, Cotton Belt Rail Yard; Lynch s Food Store, 3400 E. Fifth; Mac s Gun Shop, 213 E. Elm; Noonday Gun Trader, 14674 U.S. 155 South; and Still Life Taxidermy, 1415 E. Tyler St., Athens.
The contest is for open range deer only. No deer taken on a fully enclosed, high-fenced property may be entered.
The contest features three adult divisions North Texas, South Texas and Women's; and two youth divisions North and South Texas. The youth division is open to hunters 16 years old and younger.
First-place winners in each adult division will receive a Remington .270-caliber rifle and a shoulder mount of their deer. Second-place winners are awarded gift certificates.
Winners of the youth divisions will receive a shoulder mount of their deer. Second- and third-place finishers will be awarded gift certificates.
All deer to be entered in the contest must be taken to either Still Life Taxidermy or Lynch's Food Store.