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Enter your buck in The Sentinel’s annual contest

LEWISTOWN — The Sentinel’s annual Big Buck Contest welcomes entries from hunters who take a deer in Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Snyder or Huntingdon counties, or by residents of those counties hunting anywhere in Pennsylvania. Bucks shot in other states may not be entered.

To enter, we prefer you bring the whole deer — properly tagged — but the cape (head and hide) are acceptable as long as the tag is correctly attached.

All deer must have been killed legally according to the Pennsylvania Wildlife Code.

Deer must be presented at The Sentinel, 352 Sixth St., Pleasant Acres, for measurement, and must be photographed by our staff. All contest entries will be published in a special issue in December.

Hours for deer measurement during the regular firearms season are as follows:

¯ Monday through Friday, you may bring in a deer anytime between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

¯ Saturday measurement times will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 (the new opening day), and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the two remaining Saturdays in the season.

¯ Sundays, deer may be brought in from 5 to 7 p.m.

If you wish to bring a deer at any other time, you must call 248-6741 in advance to see if the entry can be accepted.

Please bring your deer to the main entrance, facing Mifflin County Junior High School, and ring the doorbell.

Contest entries will be accepted through 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

Each deer’s score will be the sum of the rack’s outside spread, number of points big enough to hold a ring, and base circumference of both antlers. The outside spread will be used as a tie-breaker.

Complete rules are available at The Sentinel, or may be requested by sending an email to sports@lewistownsentinel.com.

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