Winner of the 2014 Big Buck Challenge,
Dan Kanera!
Welcome to the 2014 Big Buck Challenge, the Nations biggest deer contest by Weight!
Watch this video to hear some of the winners of the 2013 Big Buck Challenge!
Here are some updates for the upcoming season.
1. The 2014 Big Buck Challenge will be held in Minnesota.
2. Check out the 2014 prizes list.  We made changes to three categories – Bucks Under 200, Under 180 and Under 160 pounds.  More hunters will have a chance to win, with prizes going into 35th place in the Under 200 and to 30th place in the Under 180 & 160 lb Divisions.
3. Create more excitement in your hunting party by making sure all friends and hunting buddies are entered.  Even consider buying tickets for them.
4. We added some new weigh stations, one in NE MN (Silver Bay), one in Northern MN (Salol), and one in SW MN (Ortonville).  I hope this helps and gets a weigh station closer to you!  We have also moved a couple, Mcgregor will move to Aitkin and Finlayson will be moved to Hinckley.  We also removed Big Falls weigh station due to lack of participation from that area.
5. We have more great prizes for 2014, and I can't wait to give them away after season!!
6. Remember to tell all your buddies to enter!  Last year, many hunters arrived at weigh stations, weighed their deer, and would have won major prizes, but they forgot to purchase a ticket.  This is deer hunting; you never know what will walk into your shooting lane.  Don’t miss out!  
7. Don’t forget the NO COST Mills Fleet Farm Youth Hunting Contest.  Check out the Youth Hunting Guide.

How It Works?  

Main Contest:

1) Enter the Big Buck Challenge for only $20.

2) Shoot a deer.

3) Bring your deer to one of our many weigh-stations to see what it weighs.

4) Check the Leaderboard at the end of each day.

5) Claim your prize at the Awards Ceremony!


Youth Contest: 

(If you are 10-15 yrs old, there is no pre-registration for the youth contest.  If they wish to enter the main contest, they must purchase a ticket for $20 prior to season opener.)

1) Shoot a deer.

2) Bring your deer to one of our many weigh-stations to see what it weighs.

3) If you are in the top 25 Bucks or top 25 Does, you win a Mills Fleet Farm gift card!!


Central Boiler Over 200 pounds
Hunter Specialties Under 200 pounds
Vortex Optics Under 180 pounds
Hornady American Whitetail Under 160 pounds
Big Game Treestands Biggest Doe
Mills Fleet Farm Youth Buck
Mills Fleet Farm Youth Doe

2014 Supporting Partners
We Recommend these companies to all friends of the Big Buck Challenge

Charles Blackwell

Winner of the 2013 MN Big Buck Challenge with his monster weighing in at 252.75, and a 25" Spread on the rack.

Dallas Smith

Dallas won a ATV with this huge doe! Great job Dallas!

Alex Surma

Alex was only 13 yrs old when he shot this monster! That will be tough to beat in his hunting years to come.

Check out these three great bucks up in the Cloquet are. Great job guys!

You must Activate your Ticket by clicking here if you purchased your ticket at Mills Fleet Farm.



Youth Hunting Guide