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2017 Rut Madness Challenge Rules   ( This is a Members Only Free Contest )                                        rev. 9/27/17

  • NO CHEATERS, ONLY HONEST HUNTERS WELCOME, CHEATERS WILL BE PROSECUTED.
  • MUST FOLLOW D.E.C. HUNTING RULES AND REGULATIONS. YOU WILL GET CAUGHT.
  • Muzzleloader Bucks will be entered in Rut Madness Challenge. We will have also have Largest Muzzleloader Buck Prize  Date of Rule Change 9/30/14
  • X Bows will be included Archery and Rut Madness Challenge Date of Rule Change 9/30/14
  • Member must be with deer when scored
  • Eligible hunters must be signed in by 9pm September 30th 2017 for archery and 9pm November 17th 2017 for gun.
  • Deer must be whitetail buck, killed during general hunting season and hunting season hours.
  • Buck killed within a deer-proof fence or any other confined area are not eligible to enter contest.
  • Deer must be killed during season dates.
  • Must Kill Deer in New York. Date of Rule Change 1/10/2010
  • Inside Spread (to the nearest 1/8 inch) cannot be larger the longest beam length. Date of Rule Change 9/22/2013
  • You may only enter one buck during each of the seasons.
  • Bucks must be properly tagged according to New York State Law when brought in for measurement.
  • Hunter must present valid NY State hunting license upon measurement.
  • Measurement must be made within 12 hours of kill. If killed on last date of season measurement must be before 9 pm that day. ( if you are searching for deer please call a scorer)
  • For measurement hunter must bring in ENTIRE BODY OF THE FIELD DRESSED ANIMAL.
  • ALL SCORING WILL BE DONE AFTER SUNSET.  PLEASE UNDERSTAND WE ARE ALL HUNTERS TOO. ( You can still call at time of kill)
  • Official HWNY Scoring System

    (Please Note This is not New York State Big Buck Club Scoring System )

    • Total Tine Length (at least 1 inch)
    • Total Beam Length (to the nearest 1/8 inch)
    • Total Inside Spread (to the nearest 1/8 inch)Cannot be larger the longest beam length
    • Total Circumference of Right Antler Base

    All above Equal Total Score

    Tiebreaker: Circumference of Left Antler Base

    • No point will be counted that is less than 1 inch.
    • All measurement be rounded to the nearest 1/8 inch.
    • Any broken point which measure less than 1 inch will not be counted in Tine Length Sawed off horn will not be measured.
    • Official measure has the last say.
    • Any hunter found trying to cheat will automatically be disqualified.
    • In case of a tie breaker it will be drawn between 2 hunters whose score is the same.

    ALL DECISIONS OF THE CONTEST COMMITTEE ARE FINAL.  

     

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