Truck-Buck Contest Back For 2015-16 Season, Begins Sept. 12

Georgia deer hunters will win a bow or gun each week, and there's a grand prize 4x4 truck, plus a Beast as the second grand prize.

GON Staff | August 27, 2015

The grand prizes in GON’s annual big-buck contest are certainly impressive—a new Chevy Silverado pickup truck and a Beast hunting buggy. Deer hunters who aren’t familiar with Truck-Buck may not realize that the contest is actually 17 weekly deer contests, as well. Each week, a bow or gun valued at more than $1,000 is awarded to a Georgia deer hunter.

For the 27th straight year, GON is hosting its Truck-Buck contest, the premier big-buck contest in the country. There are 95 prizes that will be won by Georgia deer hunters in this year’s Truck-Buck contest.

Entering GON’s big-buck contest is simple. When you kill a buck, take some photos. Then go to to fill out an online entry form and upload your pictures. The key point is to make sure you are a GON subscriber before you kill the buck. Don’t let your subscription expire, and if you are 23 and living at home, you’ll need to buy your own subscription. Only dependent kids (actually claimed as a dependent on their parents’ taxes) can enter on mom or dad’s subscription. When you take your entry photos, don’t forget to wear your HSS Hunter Safety System harness in the pictures. If you do, and you then win the Shoot-Out, HSS will kick in a $1,000 cash bonus to help you put gas in your new truck for quite a while.

The Truck-Buck contest is divided into scoring periods that coincide with the weeks of deer season. This season during each week, the best buck entered from the Northern Zone and the best buck from the Southern Zone will earn spots in the Shoot-Out. To qualify for the Shoot-Out and earn a chance at winning the truck and Beast, you don’t have to kill the biggest buck in the state. Just kill highest-scoring buck during a week of the deer season in your hunting zone, and you’re in—and you only compete against other GON subscribers.

Hunters can also make the Shoot-Out through four wildcard divisions: Youth, Ladies, Public Land and Runner-Up. Two hunters from each category will qualify—the largest for both the Northern and Southern zones.

The lineup of prizes GON subscribers will win during for the 2015-16 Truck-Buck contest includes:

• 4×4 Chevy Silverado pickup truck from John Megel Chevrolet.

• Beast hunting buggy loaded with accessories including lift kit, camo body, front basket, brushguard, headlight and taillight, rear seat kit and custom front seats.

• 12 Browning X-Bolt Stainless Stalker deer rifles.

• 4 Mathews No Cam HTR compound bows.

• 42 personalized GON “Show Shirts” from Realtree.

• 17 HSS Ultralite X-Treme harnesses from Hunter Safety System.

• 17 prize packages of scent products from Tinks.

• A .50 Caliber CVA Accura MR Muzzleloader with scope and case.

There are no check stations. Simply kill a buck, take good photos, and enter at Enter your buck, and have chance to join next year’s elite Shoot-Out field.

17 Awesome Weekly Prizes

During the four weeks of Georgia’s bow season, GON subscribers can earn new Mathews HTR No Cam bows, which retail for $1,099. The winner during Week 5, the primitive weapons/youth week, wins a CVA .50 Accura MR Muzzleloader with a scope and case. During the 12 weeks of firearms season, Browning X-Bolt SS Stalker rifles will be given away. These awesome Brownings retail for $1,139—and we’re giving away 12 of them!

Kids-Only Buck Contest

$3,000 shopping spree and a dream hunt awarded in the Youth Big-Buck Contest.

Once again, youth deer hunters in Georgia will have their very own weekly big-buck contest and Shoot-Out. The Youth Big-Buck Contest is back for kids 15 and younger.

The highest-scoring buck entered each week will earn the youth a Realtree shirt and a spot in the Youth Shoot-Out for a chance to win the $3,000 gift card from Adventure Outdoors and a dream hunting trip with Woods-N-Water.

• 17 weekly winners

• Ages 15 years and younger

• Subscribers and dependents of subscribers only

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