BURNET — If you’re a Burnet County deer hunter and think you’ve taken the biggest buck during opening weekend, Nov. 1-2, then the folks at Griffith Taxidermy want to see it.
And if it truly is the biggest buck of the weekend, you could end up with a free shoulder mount.
Griffith Taxidermy is hosting a youth and adult big buck contest. The youth event opened Oct. 25-25 and continues Nov. 1-2, while the adult one runs Nov. 1-2. Entries must be taken to Griffith Taxidermy, 1751 Texas 29 in Burnet, by 8 p.m. Nov. 2.
Organizers say the deer must be legally harvested in Burnet County as free-ranging deer (no high-fenced bucks.) Hunters must bring the entire deer, though field dressed, to Griffith Taxidermy.
The first-place youth entry wins a free shoulder mount, while second place earns a deer rifle. The third-place youth buck wins a Boultinghouse knife.
In the adult division, the first-place winner gets a free shoulder mount, while second place wins a free skull mount.
Larry Bell, Jim Berry Hill Country Ranch Sales and Griffith Taxidermy are sponsoring the contest. In years past, Wade Hibler ran the competition but for unforeseen reasons had to step away this year.
“We want to thank him for all his hard work over the years,” Robert Griffith said of Hibler’s work on the contest.