Welcome to the 2014 Big Buck Challenge, the Nations biggest deer contest by Weight!
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 – featured on this website coming soon.

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

Davis Forst

Winner of the 2012 Big Buck Challenge Above 200 lb. Division. He bagged this brute up in Northwest Minnesota.

Josh Skala

2nd Place in the Above 200 lb. Division. Josh weighed his buck in at Burggraf's Ace Hardware in Fosston, MN

Kade Klasen

Winner of the Below 200 lb. Division. You can't get much closer than that! He got this one up in NW Minnesota.

Kyle Fuller and Family

2nd Place in the Under 200 lb. Division. His buck weighed in at 199.24, good for a Polaris 850 Sportsman. He took his buck down in SE Minnesota.

 For only $20 


Tickets will be available at Mills Fleet Farm soon.