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Buck of the Year Prizes

Buck of the Year: Check Out These Prizes!

*(2015-16 Contest Prizes | 2016-17 prize list coming soon!)

Florida hunters have a little extra incentive to hit the woods this year, as more than 20 businesses have stepped up to donate prizes for Woods ‘n Water’s “Florida Buck of the Year” contest.

The prizes listed below will be divided among the hunters taking the top 10 highest-scoring bucks, as well as the “Highest Scoring NON-Typical,” “Top Archery Buck,” and “Top Public Land Buck.”

Hunter Safety Systems – Hunter Safety System Ultra Lite 310 Safety Harness to all winners.

KTS BBQ Grills – 60-gallon “Party Grill" with fire box and wheels.

Brian Daniels Guide Service in Wilcox County, Alabama – 3-Day Bow Hunt in Alabama.

Pittman’s Taxidermy (Matt Pittman) Homerville, Ga. – One free closed-mouth whitetail deer shoulder mount to three winners (good for one year).

Trophy Georgia Hunts – 2-Day Gun Hunt or 3-Day Archery Hunt.

Bang Collins’ Paradise Valley Hunting Club – 2-Day Hunt in Ehrhardt, South Carolina.

Custom Outdoors of Georgia – 10-foot Two-Man Tower Stand.

HogSWAT Thermal Hog Hunts (Hal Sherouse) Albany, Ga. – One fully-guided night hog hunt (1 person), includes weapons, thermal optics. (Does NOT include ammo and transportation from Albany, Ga. motel).

West Shore Outfitters (Capt. Matt Northcutt) – One free bowfishing charter.

Comfort Taxidermy (Mark Comfort) Zephyrhills, Florida – Free game head mount to three winners.

Tiger Island Outfitters (Crichton and Tracy Allen) Cedar Key, Fla. – Guaranteed Meat Hog Hunt.

GOD’A GRIP – Choice of any one: self-customizing firearm pad or grip or 3x6 anti-shock material for each winner.

Family Traditions Treestands – HD/HO Lock-On Tree Stand and Ladder.

Sure Shot Sid’s Gunpowder Seasoning – 5.5 oz. container of seasoning for each winner.

Grillin’ Gun Powder Seasonings (Eric Peterson) – Grillin’ Gun Powder Grill Pack (1st Place), Hunter's Blend to all other winners.

Everglades Foods, Inc. – Everglades Seasoning Gift Basket (seasoning, sauces, apron, shirt, cap and BBQ accessories).

ThermaCELL – Realtree Appliance, Realtree Holster, Earth Scent Value Pack and Refill Value Pack.

Photos, Frames & Trophies in Perry, Fla. – 1st place plaque/trophy.

C&G Sporting Goods in Panama City – 2nd and 3rd place plaques.

In order to be eligible for the contest, the rack must be scored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and accepted for entry into the Florida Buck Registry (FBR) no later than July 31.

Only deer killed during the legal Florida hunting season are eligible (the legal season being defined as the season being currently recognized by the respective contest). Any native Florida whitetail legally killed under fair-chase conditions during any legally established hunting season is eligible – except bucks killed on private, pay-to-hunt game ranches, preserves or any privately-owned property operated as a for-profit hunting enterprise. Bucks killed on property operated as a for-profit hunting enterprise, specifically deer taken inside of a deer-proof fence, regardless of size or acreage, are not eligible.