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Archery Contest

Trophy Deer Contest

This is your chance to see the biggest bucks taken in Virginia.  The contest is hosted by the Virginia Deer Hunters Association (VDHA). Deer hunters throughout the Old Dominion will bring their mounts to this prestigious contest.  Certified judges from VDHA and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will be awarding trophies and ribbons in four antler classes.  Citations will also be given by the VDHA.  

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

Division are: Gun, Bow, Crossbow, Youth 17 and under, muzzleloader, and women with typical and non-typical in each class.  Hunters must have a certified Virginia Game Check Card or their confirmation number on their hunting license from the Fame Department's Telephone Checking System, in order to enter a deer in the contest.  In addition, there is a Historical Division that includes any deer taken 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.  This year's contest will be judged on the Boone and Crockett scoring system.

$35 Entry Fee Includes: 

  - Official scoring of one trophy whitetail

  - 1 year membership ($25 value) in the VDHA (includes four issues of Whitetail Times magazine)

  - Free weekend pass to the show

  - Citation with official Boone & Crockett score

A $5 fee will be charged for each additional head scored.

The VHDA 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 5pm.  

If you have any questions about the contest please call Denny Quaiff at 804-590-3481 or e-mail


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