This is your chance to see the biggest bucks taken in Virginia.  The contest is hosted by the Virginia Peninsula Sportsmen’s Association (VPSA). Deer hunters throughout the Old Dominion will bring their mounts to this prestigious contest.  Certified judges from VPSA and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will be awarding hosting a Western Regional, Eastern Regional and State Championship all under one roof.  State Citations will also be given by the VPSA and VDGIF for qualifying entries. 

Classes are as follows: 6 points and below, 7-8 points, 9, 10, 11 points, and 12 points and above.

Division are: Gun, Bow, Youth 16 and under, and muzzleloader in each class.  Hunters must have a certified Virginia Game Check Card or their confirmation number on their hunting license from the Game Department's Telephone/Internet Checking System, in order to enter a deer, bear, or turkey in the contest.  In addition, there is a Historical Division that includes any deer taken or deadhead found from a previous season in Virginia.  Historical division entries do not require a game check card.  Instead the honor system will be used for entry.

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This year's contest will be judged on the Virginia Scoring System.  $15 per entry; Fee Includes:

Official scoring of one trophy whitetail, turkey, and/or bear.

Free weekend pass to the outdoor show

Citation with score and entry into the official Virginia Record Book

The VPSA will begin taking entries on Friday of the show from 1pm to 9pm and continue again on Saturday from 9am until the deadline at 5pm.  There will be no exceptions after the deadline Saturday.  All entries will be returned on Sunday at 5pm with awards being presented in the seminar area starting at 3pm. 

If you have any questions about the contest please first visit www.vpsa.org for the list of official rules or call Mike Jones at 757-371-3335 or e-mail vpsa.big.game.contest@gmail.com.

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