ROCK SPRINGS,Wyo.– For the seventh year in a row, the Mule Deer Foundation’s (MDF) Muley Fanatic Chapter inRock Springs,Wyo., is helping sponsor a “Monster Buck Contest” for mule deer taken in the state during the 2011 hunting season. Prizes include rifles, shoulder mounts, and more.
This year the “Monster Buck Contest” will have five divisions: Ladies, Men, Youth, Archery and Antler Trash. Entry is free, and the contest will run from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. Winners will be announced on Nov. 2, 2011. For more information visit www.muledeer.org or contact Josh Coursey at 307-352-6500.
In addition to MDF, sponsors for theRock Springscontest include Wyoming Trucks, Castle Rock Archery, Infinity Power & Controls, Baas Taxidermy, Back Country Taxidermy, Trailhead Guns, Harris Taxidermy, and others.
Another “Big Buck Contest” is being sponsored by MDF’s Thunder Basin Chapter out ofGillette,Wyo., in conjunction with Rusty Bell Taxidermy. Qualified entries can be any 2011 legally harvestedWyomingwhitetail or mule deer.
Prizes for the Gillette contest will include a shoulder mount by Rusty Bell Taxidermy, binoculars and a knife. The contest is open toWyomingresident or non-resident hunters. A $20 entry fee is required per division and must be received by Sept. 30, 2011. Scoring will be done at various Gillette locations on Oct. 22, Nov. 26, or by appointment by Dec. 7, 2011.
For an entry form and additional information visit www.muledeer.org or contact Kim Hansel at 307-689-2506.