2022-2023 Georgia Youth Big-Buck Contest

Weekly prizes for kids and a shot at a $3,000 shopping spree and an outdoor weekend.

GON Staff | August 25, 2022

GON just hosted the 2022 Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Out on July 29 during the Ag-Pro Outdoor Blast (see the results). We watched another young hunter compete and win a BB gun shooting contest to earn a $3,000 shopping spree at Adventure Outdoors and a weekend hunt at Woods-N-Water Outfitters. 

Thanks to our great sponsors, another youngster will win that grand prize as the Youth Big-Buck Contest returns for the 2022-2023 Georgia deer season. 

In addition to those amazing grand prizes for the Shoot-Out winner, each weekly winner—all 17 weeks of Georgia’s deer season—also earns a Rugged Road Outdoors 30-Can Soft Cooler ($149.99 retail), and an awesome LockedOn 360 Mobile Gun Vise ($169 retail)—which is a super tool for safe and more effective hunting for all ages, but especially kids. And each youth weekly winner gets a one-of-a-kind personalized Shoot-Out jersey.

The Youth Big-Buck Contest is conducted through the Truck-Buck contest. There is no separate entry process. All kids 15 and younger who enter bucks through Truck-Buck are also automatically entered in GON’s Youth Big-Buck Contest. One membership, one entry process—entry into two separate contests.

Enter A Buck

The key is that the youth or a parent must have a GON subscription 24 hours before the buck is killed. The contests are a huge perk for GON member families. We have dozens of parents each season who try to subscribe and get a young hunter entered after a buck is killed, but at that point it’s too late to participate. We also have grandparents who try to enter a child—unless that child is a dependent and living with you, he or she can’t enter under a grandparent’s subscription.

The entry process is simple. Go to, fill out an online entry and upload three pictures. Another great bonus of our Youth Big-Buck Contest is that kids entered in the contest have a great chance of their picture being published in GON.

Youth Big-Buck Contest Need To Knows

1. A GON subscription must be coming to the kid’s house—not a grandparent’s house. Get the subscription at or call 800.438.4663 at least 24 hours before a buck is killed to be eligible.

2. Shoot a Georgia antlered buck this season.

3. Enter the buck at or by using the application that appears on page 66 of this issue of GON.

4. Get the rack scored at one of GON’s post-season scoring events next spring.

5. If a youth wins one of the 17 weekly youth spots, they’ve earned a spot in the Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Out at the Outdoor Blast in 2023.

6. At the Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Out, the best shot with a BB gun will win a $3,000 shopping spree at Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna and a deer and hog hunting trip at Woods-N-Water with hosts Blaine and Dale Burley.

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