Winners Announced!

“Our first ever Big Buck Contest was an enormous success. We ended up getting 22 total entries and earning a profit which went towards the purchase of wooden duck houses for the campus arboretum. The winner of the Big Buck category was Nate Baumhardt who won with a 9 point and 16 inch spread buck, and the winner of the Fan Choice category was Brooke Derenne who won with 150 likes on the Facebook page. We would like to thank everyone that participated, and we wish everyone the best of luck next year!”

 

Big Buck Contest: Official Rules

Registration

You can download the registration form here

  • Registration begins on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 8:00 AM and will end on Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Registering will require a completed registration form and $5.00 entry fee. Cash and checks are accepted, with checks made payable to “Ducks Unlimited – UW-Green Bay.” Pass points may be accepted at various times to be determined at a later date.
  • All participants will receive their choice of a Ducks Unlimited miniature flashlight (retail value $5), hat (retail value $10), or coffee mug (retail value $8). If supplies run out of any of the items, participants will be notified before their registration, and an announcement will be made on the Ducks Unlimited Chapter at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay webpage and Facebook page.
  • By registering, you understand that you are still responsible for practicing safe and legal hunting practices, and any action you take while hunting is not the responsibility of the Ducks Unlimited Chapter at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay or any other involved parties.

 

Categories and Submission

  • Two categories are available to win:
    1. Biggest Buck
    2. Fan Choice
  • These categories only include deer shot by the participant in the 2014 gun-deer hunting season taking place from November 22nd to November 30th, 2014.
  • No single participant can win both categories. If one participant does win both categories then they will automatically defer to winning the ‘Biggest Buck’ category, and the participant who finished in second will win the ‘Fan Choice’ category.
  • All entries must be submitted via email to one of the following addresses by 6:00 PM on Monday, December 1st, 2014. Late entries will be accepted until Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 PM with the understanding that they will miss time in the Fan Choice voting.
    1. Evan Miller – Chairman – mille24@uwgb.edu
    2. Ducks Unlimited Org Account – soducks@uwgb.edu
  • To be a valid submission, the participant must email a photo of the deer with a clear picture of its head and antlers. The topic line should read ‘Big Buck Contest Submission’ and in the body of the email the participant should include their name, the spread of the antlers (in inches, not required but encouraged), and when and where (date and township) the deer was shot. If any information is missing the org will make an attempt to collect that information, but the submission will be accepted.

 

 

 

 

Winner Determination

  • Big Buck Category: This categories winner will be determined by the committee members of the Ducks Unlimited Chapter at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay using the following process. First, the number of points. If there is a tie for the highest number of points, the highest spread will win. If the spread is tied or if one of the participants has not measured spread and no clear winner can be determined by the photos for spread, then it will be a committee decision for who wins. If any committee member is part of the contest and in the running for ‘Biggest Buck,’ they will not participate in this process.
  • Fan Choice Category: This category will be determined by on our Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/DucksUnlimitedUniversityOfWisconsinGreenBayChapter/). Starting on Monday, December 1st, 2014 by 8:00 PM, all photos of the submissions will be posted to a photo album on the page. Participants are encouraged to ‘share’ their picture and have their friends to like it. On Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 8:00 PM the contest will close, and the participant with the most ‘likes’ on their photo will win this category.
  • REMINDER: ONE PARTICIPANT CANNOT WIN BOTH CATEGORIES

 

Prizes and Presentation

  • The winner of the ‘Big Buck’ category will win a Ducks Unlimited glass set and case (retail value $40) and a ticket to the Ducks Unlimited Chapter at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay’s Second Annual Heroes on Conservation Award Banquet (retail value $25) on Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 PM.
  • The winner of the ‘Fan Choice’ category will win a supersized Ducks Unlimited camping chair (retail value $30) and a ticket to the Ducks Unlimited Chapter at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay’s Second Annual Heroes on Conservation Award Banquet (retail value $25) on Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 PM.
  • Winners will be announced on the Facebook page and personally notified on Monday, December 8th by email to claim their prizes at their availability. The tickets will be delivered as a voucher until they officially go on sale at a date to soon be determined.