Enter to Win Over $1000 in Prizes in the Explore Big Buck Contest

Area hunters will have the opportunity show off their kills this year and win a prize in the 2018 Explore Big Buck Contest sponsored by Route 66 Sporting Goods, Long Shot Ammo and Arms, and Sportsmen Outfitters.

(Photo: Vince Mazzocchi harvested this 16-point buck in Clarion Township, Clarion County, in 2016. Photo by Sal Mazzocchi.)


To enter the contest, simply email the following to [email protected] or post it on our Facebook page:

  • Hunter’s Name
  • Age
  • Address
  • A picture of the hunter with the deer
  • Where the deer was shot

If submitted by email, be sure to include Big Buck Contest as the subject.


Allegheny Grille – Two $25.00 gift certificates ($50.00 value)
Barrow-Civic Theatre – Two tickets to any FCOA Main Stage production, good through 2019 ($40.00 value)
Bauer Truck Repair/exploreVenango.com – Two Pittsburgh Penguins tickets, Pittsburgh hotel stay, restaurant gift certificate ($400.00 value)
Campers Paradise – TBD
Deer Creek Winery – $50.00 gift certificate
Faller’s Furniture – Two antler deer lamps ($138.00 value)
Gatesman Auto Body – Emergency car kit and t-shirt ($30.00 value)
Gold Eagle Inn – $25.00 gift certificate
Iron Mountain Grille – $25.00 gift certificate
Long Shot Ammo and Arms – $25.00 gift certificate

Park Inn by Radisson Clarion – Overnight stay with breakfast from the Park Inn/RBG Bar & Grill ($100.00 value)
Punxsy Pizza – Chief Combo ($25.00 value)
rbg Restaurant – 4 $25 gift certifcates ($100.00 value)
Route 66 Sporting Goods – $25.00 gift certificate
Sigel Hotel – T-shirt ($20.00 value)
Sweet Basil – Two $25.00 gift certificates ($50.00 value)
Sportsmen Outfitters – TBD
The Korner Restaurant – $10.00 gift certificate
Trails End – $25.00 Gift certificate
TrAils to Ales – $20.00 gift certificate
Vince’s Tavern – $50.00 gift certificate

Additional prizes may be added at a later date.

At a minimum, the top five entries will receive a prize.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges at Explore.

Deadline for entry is Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Photos will be posted on the exploreJeffersonPA.com Facebook page and the Explore websites!

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