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2023 Big buck & bull Contest

Hunting season is our favorite time of the year and it’s already here! We’ve been asked for years to do a big buck and big bull hunting contest, and this year it’s happening. We’ll be doing four separate divisions for whitetail, mule deer, pronghorn, and elk. Harvest the largest animal in your category and win up to a $5,000 Madison Armory gift card! There will be four winners taking home a massive haul of Madison Armory gift cards!

  • Separate winners for each division. (Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail, and Pronghorn)
  • You may enter all four divisions.
  • No entry fees or purchase requirements.
  • Entrants must register into the contest at Madison Armory prior to harvest.
  • Animals will be scored according to Boone & Crockett rules.


  • Each division winner will receive a base gift card of $2,000
  • An additional $500 gift card will be given to the division winner if they’re wearing a Madison Armory shirt and hat in their harvest photo.
  • If the animal is harvested with a firearm purchased from Madison Armory between 8/1/2023 and 12/31/2023 the gift card amounts specified above will be doubled. Firearm must be present in the harvest photo to be counted.
  • Entrants must register prior to harvest and specify which species they will be registering for. Registration must be done in person at Madison Armory (870 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440)
  • Animal(s) must be harvested by an Idaho resident in the state of Idaho during the 2023 season.
  • Animal(s) must be harvested on public or private property within the state of Idaho. Animals taken on high fence ranches or high fence properties are not eligible. 
  • Both rifle and archery harvests are eligible. 
  • All contestants must present an original, notched resident hunting tag, a valid 2023 hunting license, photo ID, and picture taken at the time of harvest.
  • Animals will be preliminarily scored by Madison Armory according to Boone & Crockett rules, top 10 in each division will be scored by a certified Boone & Crockett scoring official at the expense of Madison Armory. 
  • Contest is open to all Idaho residents with a valid 2023 Idaho hunting license and 2023 Idaho tag.
  • Photos entered into the contest may be used by Madison Armory on social media.
  • All animals must be preliminarily scored by January 6th, 2024 (1/6/2024). 
  • Contest runs from August 1st, 2023 (8/1/23) to December 31st, 2023 (12/31/23).
  • No purchase necessary. All local, state, and federal laws apply.
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