Youth Big-Buck Contest Gets Weekly Prizes: Browning Trail Cams!

Highest-scoring buck by a youth each week now earns a Strike Force HD Elite camera, plus a spot in the Shoot-Out for a $3,000 shopping spree and a 3-day hunt.

GON Staff | September 3, 2016

GON’s Youth Big-Buck Contest is back this deer season, and it just got way better. Browning Trail Cameras has stepped up as a major contest sponsor, providing 17 Strike Force Elite HD trail cameras. The highest-scoring buck each week of Georgia’s deer season will earn a young hunter a new trail camera.

One thing hasn’t changed. A youngster who deer hunts in Georgia this year is going to 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. Imagine walking into Adventure Outdoors and having $3,000 to spend on whatever you want. Then, plan on putting all of that great new gear to good use during a weekend with Woods-N-Water.

Griffin Gravitt, 15, of Ashburn, just won the Shoot-Out for last season’s Youth Big-Buck Contest (see page 73). Griffin was enjoying his shopping spree less than 24 hours after winning the event July 29 at GON’s Outdoor Blast. Griffin got a new Browning A5 12-gauge shotgun, a Yeti Roadie cooler, Costa sunglasses and two boxes of bullets. He still has money remaining, so he’s also planning to get a new gun safe.

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 automatically are also entered into the Youth Big-Buck Contest. The youth or a parent must have a GON subscription 24 hours before the buck is killed, which is great for GON families—kids don’t compete against non-subscribers.

Once a buck is killed, the entry process is simple. Go to, fill out an online entry and upload three pictures. The youth is entered in the traditional Truck-Buck contest, and they also have their own contest.

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.


How Kids Can Win Big In 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 or by using the application that appears in the September issue of GON.
  4. Get the rack scored at one of GON’s post-season scoring events next spring.
  5. If your kid wins one of the 17 weekly youth spots, they earn a Browning Trail Camera and a spot in the Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Out at the Outdoor Blast at the Infinite Energy Center next July.
  6. At the Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Out, be the best shot with a pellet gun and 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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