Big Buck Extravaganza®

For the 17th straight year, area deer hunters are offered the opportunity to win a share of thousands dollars in cash, trophies, ribbons, and grand prizes* as the Mid-South Big Buck Extravaganza® determines, recognizes, and rewards hunters of the biggest Whitetail Deer harvested during the current-year season. The Mid-South Big Buck Extravaganza® is the mid south’s premier buck scoring competition open to deer from Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee!

2016 Big Buck Extravaganza Winner

2016 Big Buck Extravaganza overall winner


How to Enter

  1. Bring your entry to the show NO SOONER THAN 4:00 P.M. Friday and NO LATER THAN 6:00 P.M. Saturday. (you must buy a ticket for entry to the SportShow, but there is no fee for entering the contest)
  2. Complete the entry form at the show with your contact information and other details about your entry.
  3. Have your photo taken with your entry.
  4. Leave your entry at the show. (Security is provided)
  5. All entrants are encouraged to attend the Big Buck Extravaganza Awards Presentations at 4:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center's Auditorium.
  6. Pick up your entry in the Deer Woods immediately following the awards presentations.

Entry Deadline

Entry deadline for this year’s contest: Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at 6:00pm. Contestants must leave their entries until after winners are announced on Sunday (NO EXCEPTIONS). Security is provided. Winners will be announced, prizes will be awarded, and photographs will be taken Sunday at 4:00pm at the auditorium adjacent to the Mid-South Big Buck Extravaganza® area.

Location

The show and scoring contest are held at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Need directions? - Click Here.


2017 Judges

  • - Clinton Latham
  • - Larry Jones
  • - James (Bull) DeSpain
  • - Jeff Harmon
  • - Will Despain

2017 Prize Categories & Prizes

Overall Winner

Prize

  • Plaque
  • Artic Cat 400 4WD
  • YETI Tumbler

Best of Show

Prize

  • Plaque
  • YETI Tumbler
  • Choice of YETI Hopper or YETI Tundra

Best New Buck

Prize

  • Plaque
  • YETI Tumbler
  • Choice of YETI Hopper or YETI Tundra

Shed Category - Prizes

  • 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • 3rd Place
  • Plaque

Youth Category - Prizes

  • "Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Non-Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque

Women's Category - Prizes

  • "Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Non-Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque

Crossbow Category - Prizes

  • "Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Non-Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque

Archery Category - Prizes

  • "Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Non-Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque

Muzzleloader Category - Prizes

  • "Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Non-Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque

Gun Category - Prizes

  • "Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Non-Typical" 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • "Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque
  • "Non-Typical" 3rd Place
  • Plaque

Open Category - Prizes

  • 1st Place
  • Plaque & YETI Tumbler
  • 2nd Place
  • Plaque
  • 3rd Place
  • Plaque

Participating Prize Drawing

Prize

  • YETI Hopper

* We reserve the right to substitute prizes. Updated 1/19/2017