The second of two scoring events for GON’s Truck-Buck Contest was held in Madison on Saturday, March 11. From among the more than 600 entries during the 2016-17 deer season, we now have the numbers crunched and know which hunters are in line to make the prestigious trip to the Outdoor Blast for the Truck-Buck Shoot-Out. Only GON subscribers who entered bucks during the season could get their racks measured during the Truck-Buck scoring events.
The hunters in the No. 1 spots for a scoring period or wildcard will be contacted by GON sometime before the first week of April to get their invitations to the Truck-Buck Shoot-Out. In the Truck-Buck contest, there’s a winner each week and in four wildcard categories for both the Northern and Southern Zones. The Shoot-Out is a pellet-rifle competition to decide who wins a brand-new 4×4 pick-up truck from contest sponsor John Megel Chevrolet. There’s also a great second grand prize, a Beast Ultimate Hunting Buggy from Beast48.com.
In addition, GON also has a separate contest for kids, the Youth Big-Buck Contest, with weekly qualifiers for their own Shoot-Out. There is one youth-contest winner per week. See the Youth Big-Buck Contest Results.
The GON contests are determined after official scoring of racks done by certified Boone & Crockett measurers using the Boone & Crockett/Pope & Young system. Scores are B&C/P&Y net. To compare typical versus non-typical racks, divide the net scores into the minimums for B&C all-time record books; 170 for typicals and 195 for non-typicals. The higher percentage ranks higher. For example, in the Week 1 South results from the Tifton scoring, Jess McNeill’s buck netted 137 4/8 typical, which is 80.88 percent of the B&C minimum for a typical-racked buck, while Toby Warr’s buck netted 149 3/8 non-typical, which is 76.60 percent of the B&C minimum for non-typicals.
Key: (b) bow; (c) crossbow; (m) muzzleloader; (y) youth; (l) ladies; (pl) public-land; (*) non-typical
Click the links below to see the weekly results, all posted with hunter’s name, county and net official B&C score, plus a link to their entries so you can see multiple pictures and read the hunt stories.