2016/17 Mule Deer Division Rules

2016/17 Mule Deer Division Rules & Regulations

  1. The Hallettsville Knights of Columbus Big Buck Contest Mule deer division will run from Saturday November 19 through Sunday December 11 to cover all Mule deer seasons in the state of Texas. Deadline to enter is Friday, November 18th.
  2. There will be one mule deer division. This division will cover all Mule deer hunting areas of the state and all hunters, Youth and Adult.
  3. Mule deer entries can be purchase either in conjunction with the Whitetail division entries or as an individual Mule Deer Only entry. If purchased in conjunction with the Whitetail division there will be an extra $10.00 charge for the “Mule Deer Also”. If purchased separately the charge for “Mule Deer Only” will be $20.00 and will include admission to the Wild Game Supper and Awards Banquet.
  4. Mule deer must be a fresh kill (2016 season) and must have been killed in the state of Texas on open range land. No high fence.
  5. There will not be a requirement to have a Mule deer scored within any specified period of time after the kill. Deer may be scored at any time during the season and must all be scored no later than Sunday December 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Antlers with skull cap only will be accepted.
  6. Deer must be a Mule deer buck harvested during the “General Gun” season. “General Gun Season” is defined as starting November 19, 2016 and ending on December 4, 2016 for the Panhandle region, November 19, 2016 through November 27, 2016 for the Southwestern Panhandle region, and November 25, 2016 through December 11, 2016 for the Trans-Pecos region. NO ARCHERY ONLY SEASON; NO PRE OR POST SEASON MANAGEMENT DEER
  7. Scoring will be based on the total Gross Boone & Crockett score.
    All Boone & Crockett scoring rules apply.
    1. Tie Breaker: Longest normal point off main beam.
    2. Second Tie Breaker: Greatest inside spread.
  8. Mule deer scoring will only be done by one of the following judges.
    1. Steve Bludau 361-798-0596
    2. Jeremy Bludau 361-772-6977
    3. Wayne Rother 361-798-0135
    4. Richard Klimitchek 361-772-0019
    5. Billy Gerke 361-798-0236
  9. Deer must be legally harvested and properly tagged according to the most recent Texas Hunting Guide when brought in for measurement.
  10. Hunters may enter more than one legally harvested buck in the appropriate divisions, but can only win one prize overall.
  11. Entries must be legal as defined by the General Gun Season regulations for a county. Deer harvested on MLD3 property will be allowed, but must meet the General Regulations for that County. i.e. Harvested within the dates of the General Gun Season & meet any Special Antler Restrictions.
  12. 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 considered tame, domesticated, or pet are not allowed.
  13. The Hallettsville KC Big Buck Committee may administer lie detector tests. Refusal to comply or failure to appear for a scheduled lie detector test will be considered adequate reason for disqualification from the Hallettsville KC Big Buck Contest.
  14. Any registered hunter trying to cheat in the Hallettsville Knights of Columbus Big Buck Contest will be automatically disqualified, forfeit their prize, and may be banned from entering the contest for life.
  15. By entering the contest, you have agreed to comply with all rules of the contest and all decisions of the KC Big Buck Contest Committee. All decisions of the KC Big Buck Contest Committee will be final.


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