The regular deer seasons are closed across Texas and hunters have just today to get any late entries into the Tyler Morning Telegraph’s 33rd Big Buck Contest.
There were no entries during the week, which means the leader board remains unchanged.
Brad Morris of Flint leads the South Texas Division with a 10-point Dimmit County buck scoring 147 3/8. Dalton Spivey of Katy sits in second with a 9-point McMullen County buck scoring 136 1/8.
Tyler’s Pam Lott leads the statewide Women’s Division with a 14-point McCulloch County buck that scored 149 1/8. Amanda Blomdahl of Tyler is second with a 10-pointer scoring 142 6/8.
Cole Findley, 11, Flint, is third with an 11-point Concho County buck scoring 142 5/8.
Although the South Texas season ends today, hunters have until today to enter a deer. Bucks can still be taken using Managed Lands Deer permits.
The contest is sponsored by The Tire Barn, 13687 FM 206 at Spur 364; 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 Texas 155 South; and Still Life Taxidermy, 1415 E. Tyler St., Athens.