Academy Sports and Outdoors corporate sponsor of the 2018 Buck Fever Horn Contest.


"All horn entries must be able to be attached to a wall (i.e., shoulder mounted, European mounted, plaque mounted or pedestal mounted). Non-mounted horns will not be accepted. No exceptions."

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The Buck Fever Contest consists of 14 Whitetail categories.  All entries must have been harvested in the season prior to current Buck Fever Contest.


Best All-Around Low Fence ‘17-‘18 Season

II. Best All-Around Low Fence by Youth ‘17-’18 Season
III. Best All-Around Low Fence Male Guadalupe County & Bordering Counties ‘17-‘18  Season
IV. Best All-Around Low Fence Female Guadalupe County & Bordering Counties ‘17-‘18  Season
V. Best All-Around Low Fence Youth Guadalupe County & Bordering Counties ‘17-‘18  Season
VI. Best All-Around Low Fence Archery ‘17-’18 Season
VII. Best All-Around Low Fence Female ‘17-’18 Season
VIII. Best All-Around Low Fence 8 Pointer ‘17-’18 Season
IX. Best All-Around Low Fence Widest Inside Spread Category 17’-’18 Season
X. Best All-Around Low Fence by Buck Fever Member ’17 -‘18 Season
XI. Best All-Around High Fence ‘17-’18 Season
XII. Best All-Around High Fence by Youth’17-’18 Season
XIII. Best All-Around High Fence Archery ‘17-’18 Season
XIV. Best All-Around High Fence Female ‘17-’18 Season

Buck Fever only allows Texas Bucks to be entered into the Horn Contest.


All scoring will be by Boone & Crockett Gross Score Guidelines. Texas Big Game Award Scores, Muy Grande, Los Cazadores, Cola Blanca, El Monstruo del Monte, Los Cuernos and Boone & Crockett scores are honored with official score sheet when brought with entry. Scoring will be based on GROSS SCORE.

2. Entrant must specify High fence or Low fence division and select the categories to be considered.
3. Whitetail entered in Low Fence divisions must have been wild-raised.  Animals born in captivity and released are not eligible.
4. For an area to be considered a low fenced area it must have at least a 1 mile stretch of perimeter fence that does not have an 5-foot high fence or Higher, or any fence that could not be considered "captive" to white-tailed deer.
5. Any whitetail entry harvested behind a High Fence may only be entered into a High Fence category.
6. The following counties that are eligible to compete in the category Best All-Around Low Fence Male/Female/Youth Guadalupe & Bordering Counties are: Guadalupe, Gonzales, Caldwell, Hays, Comal, Bexar and Wilson Counties.

Archery category entrants must have harvested their animal with bow and arrow. i.e., Compound, Recurve or Longbow. Crossbows do not qualify as a bow and arrow unless used by a person with a documented disability forms.


All horn entries must be able to be attached to a wall (i.e., shoulder mounted, European mounted, plaque mounted or pedestal mounted). Non-mounted horns will not be accepted. No exceptions.


Whitetails in full velvet may not be scored unless velvet is removed prior to scoring.


Whitetails with split skulls may not be scored.


Antlers with broken tines may be measured to the point where the breakage occurred. Repaired antler material may not be measured unless hunter can show actual broken piece.


Each entry may be eligible to win only in one Category.


Each category will have 3 places.


Males and Females, ages 4 to 16 years old can complete in the youth category.


The Best All Around Low Fence 8 Pointer category may have antler configurations off any manner. The deer must have 8 score able points. However, if the 8 pointer did have more than 8 pointer at one time but are now broken off it will not be accepted for the competition in this category. i.e., a 10 pointer with broken G-4’s will not be eligible in this category.


The Best All-Around Low Fence Widest Spread Category- The greatest inside spread between both main beams maintaining a right angle to the skull (measuring diagonally is not allowed).


Scorers, at their discretion, may only score horns that are possible winners.


No previous winning mounts are eligible.


All entries must be received Tuesday (evening prior to first day of show) from 6:00-9:00pm and Wednesday morning, (day of show) between 7:00am-12:00pm. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 12:00 PM ON THE DAY OF SHOW. NO EXCEPTIONS.


All winners will be announced at 7:30pm on Thursday of show. Winners should be present for photo and to accept award at this time. Multiple drawings will be held for all non-winning entries at this time.


Any contestant may be required to take a polygraph test at the discretion of Buck Fever Board of Directors.


Buck Fever Horns Committee has the right to determine whether any entry is ineligible if it was not harvested legally or by fair chase or in accordance with Buck Fever contests rules.


Security will be furnished by Buck Fever Committee; however, Buck Fever is not responsible for any theft or damage.


Completed entry form or drivers license will be necessary when picking up entries at 10:00 pm on Thursday evening of show. NO ENTRIES WILL BE RELEASED PRIOR TO 10:00PM-NO EXCEPTIONS

***For any questions regarding Buck Fever's Horn Contest. Please contact Raul Reyes, Jr. (BF Horn Contest Chairman) at 210-391-9480 or Rodney Bargfrede (BF President) at 830-534-1022.