GON’s Big-Buck Contest Just For Kids

Youth deer hunters in Georgia can win a spot in their own Shoot-Out for a $3,000 shopping spree, a 3-day deer and hog hunt and Realtree jerseys.

GON Staff | August 31, 2019

GON’s Youth Big-Buck Contest is back this deer season. Another youngster who deer hunts in Georgia will win a grand prize $3,000 shopping spree at Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna. Plus, that grand-prize winner will get to spend a weekend deer and hog hunting, fishing and spending time with the great folks at Woods-N-Water outfitters next hunting season. Each weekly winner also gets a personalized Shoot-Out jersey from Realtree.

The Youth Big-Buck Contest is handled 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 buck and entry—and kids are entered into two separate contests. 

The key is that the youth or a parent must have a GON subscription 24 hours before the buck is killed. This is a huge perk for GON member families. GON kids don’t compete against non-subscribers. We have dozens of parents each season who try to get their kid entered the contest after the fact—they didn’t have a membership before the buck was killed.

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 much greater chance of their picture being published in GON magazine. We’ve published every single youth picture so far.

GON’s Youth Big-Buck Contest

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

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

5. If a youth wins one of the 18 weekly youth spots, they’ve earned a spot in the Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Out at the Outdoor Blast next July.

6. At the Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Out, the best shot with a pellet 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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