JACKSONVILLE TEXAS BIG BUCK CONTEST 2016 RULES
Eligible hunters must be signed in and have $10 entry fee paid by midnight (12:00 AM) Friday, October 2, 2015 to be eligible for Archery Class. All other hunters must be signed up and have $10 entry fee paid by midnight (12:00 AM) Friday, November 6, 2015. All youth gun entries must registered by Friday, October 30, 2015. If you have MLD special season dates on property and intend to enter in Open Class you must be registered, and have $10 entry fee paid before Midnight (12:00AM) September 30, 2015. Hunters must enter in person at Larry’s Pawn and Gun in Jacksonville Texas or Cavender's Boot City in Tyler Texas.
Deer must be a whitetail buck killed during legal hunting season and by legal means according to TPWD game laws.
Eligible bucks must be killed in one of the 8 following Texas counties: Cherokee, Smith, Rusk, Nacogdoches, Angelina, Houston, Anderson or Henderson County.
Entries must be legal as defined by the Archery and General Gun Season regulations for a county. Deer harvested on MLD 2 & 3 properties will be allowed, but Special Antler Restrictions DO APPLY to these properties, i.e. harvested within the dates of the General Gun Season AND Special Antler Restrictions apply.
Bucks killed within a deer-proof fence or any other confined areas are not eligible to enter contest. Bucks that were EVER kept inside a pen for breeding purposes or any other reason are NOT allowed. Bucks that are tagged or tattooed for breeding purposes are NOT allowed. Bucks CANNOT have been raised in a fenced-in area and released.
Bucks must be properly tagged according to Texas State Law when brought in for measurement. Hunter must present valid hunting license and contest entry receipt or JTBBC Official score sheet to the official measurer.
Jacksonville Texas Big Buck Contest ends at last legal shooting light on final day of regular season January 3, 2016. Winners will be announced January 11, 2016.
JTBBC will use Boone and Crocket scoring system. The buck with highest net score in all classes being winner of 1st Place in its class with the 2nd highest and 3rd highest takeing the remaining places. Ties will be broken by longest G2 measurement on right beam.
Class Break Down
Open class: Any hunter that wishes to enter and is no younger than 17 years old. (Ladies may enter this class if they wish but must choose between Open and Ladies Class)
Ladies Class: Any female hunter, by birth, and is no younger than 17 years old with any legal weapon.
Youth Class: Any male or female hunter that is 16 yrs or younger with any legal weapon.
Archery Class: Any hunter over 16yrs of age. Must take buck with TPWD approved archery equipment. (Ladies must choose to be in either ladies or archery class at time of sign up.)
BIG 8: All entries are eligible.
Big Cutter: Must pay the $5.00 at time of sign up. (75% payback)*
Big Spike: Must pay $5.00 at time of sign up. (75% payback)*
*The 25% not paid back will go to Cherokee County 4H Shooting Sports.
Hunters may be required to take a polygraph test. A submission form authorizing a polygraph test must be signed by any registered hunter bringing in deer for measurement. If a youth, a parent or guardian must sign submission form. Failure to sign submission form, failure to submit to the polygraph exam, or failure of the polygraph exam will result in disqualification.
Hunters attempting to cheat in the JTBBC Contest or violating Texas Game Laws will be disqualified and barred from entering this contest for a period of time to be determined by the contest committee.
No more than one prize will be awarded to any registered hunter. Except for Big 8 as all paid entries who bring in 8 point buck for measurement are automatically entered.
All decisions of the contest committee are final.
Measurement time will be Monday-Friday 10am -6pm (If you call before 5pm you can schedule a time after 6pm to have a measurement done if there is someone available to meet you.)
Saturday from 10am to 2pm
You can call and schedule a measurement time after regular hours by calling
Dustin McDonald at 903-316-4275 before 8pm and he or another official "scorer" can meet you at when he is available .