Association announces 2020-21 Big Buck contest


Gonzales County Buck Contest 2020-2021

Sponsored by: Gonzales County Wildlife Management Association

Entry Fees: Adult- $30 & Youth- $20 (includes archery, youth, & general hunting seasons)

Deadline to Enter: All hunters must have their entry form and fees turned in before the season begins.

Adult: November 7, 2020 Youth: October 31, 2020

Hunting Seasons: General: 11/7/20 – 1/3/21 (Bow hunters are combined with the general season.) YOUTH-only: 10/31/20 - 11/1/20 Late Youth-only: 1/4/21 – 1/17/21

Please mail your completed entry form and check or money order to:

Kevin Pirkle; Attn: Gonzales County Buck Contest; PO Box 921; Gonzales, TX 78629

Prizes: Based on the highest Boone & Crockett Score, and tie breakers will be determined by using the left main beam length. There will be one prize per hunter (Adult +Youth).

Adult Division:

1st Place: $400 2nd Place: $250 3rd Place: $150

Youth Division: 1st Place: Lifetime Hunting License (valued at $1,000)

2nd Place: $700 3rd Place: $500 4th Place: $300 5th Place: $100

Spike: Judged by the longest unbranched antler (YOUTH ONLY)

1st Place: $75


Deer must be a whitetail buck harvested per Texas State Law on property that has a current membership in the Gonzales County WMA during the current hunting season.

Deer harvested within deer-proof fencing are NOT allowed.

Any hunters who do not follow the Rules or violate the Texas State Game Laws are disqualified and will not be allowed to enter the contest in the future.

Send the name of the hunter, the division (either adult or youth), a picture of the deer harvested, estimated Boone & Crockett score, and name of the property where the deer was harvested within 24 hours of harvest to any committee member via text message or email using the contact information below.

In order to be eligible for a prize you must bring the antlers to the buck contest in February. They will be measured at the contest per Boone & Crockett Score.

This will be the official and final score & decisions of the contest committee are final!

Gonzales Buck Contest Committee Member Contacts:

Kevin Pirkle: 830.857.5647

Kenny Siegel: 361.293.8917

Jason (Tot) Whiddon: 830.857.3200

Wayne Wyatt: 830.203.8900

Luke Tinsley: 830.857.6485

A meal will be served at the Buck Contest. Date: to be determined (most likely in February)