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 Shedded Antler will not be scored
- 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.