ADCNR announces Outdoor Alabama Big Buck Challenge Photo Contest
Published 4:56 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Special to the Advance
Are you an Alabama or Auburn fan and a white-tailed deer hunter? If so, you are encouraged to show your team spirit and enter the Outdoor Alabama Big Buck Challenge. Entries are currently being accepted. The photo contest runs until January 16, 2024, at noon.
“At one point, white-tailed deer were a rare sight in Alabama,” said Chris Blankenship, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). “That’s a very different story today thanks to an extensive restocking program spearheaded by the Conservation Department in the mid-20th Century and successful management through the decades since. This challenge is an opportunity to showcase how important conservation efforts have been in ensuring access to this natural resource for future generations of hunters and those who simply enjoy seeing deer on Alabama’s landscape.”
Entering the challenge is easy. All you have to do is upload a photo of yourself alongside your buck harvest from this season or seasons past at OutdoorAlabama.com/BigBuckChallenge. Four grand prizes will be awarded in two rounds during the challenge. The challenge is open to anyone ages 19 and up who is not an employee of one of the sponsors. Household members and immediate family members of any of the sponsor entities are also not eligible to enter the challenge.
The first round of prizes will be awarded in mid-November 2023 when photos from one Alabama fan and one Auburn fan will be randomly selected to each receive a pair of Iron Bowl tickets and a $250 gift card. The second round of prizes will be awarded in mid-January 2024 when photos from one Alabama fan and one Auburn fan will be randomly selected to each receive a pair of tickets to the Alabama vs. Auburn men’s basketball game scheduled for February 2024 and a $250 gift card. The entrant of the randomly selected photos will be notified by email.
The Outdoor Alabama Big Buck Challenge is sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Auburn University Athletics and the University of Alabama through its athletics multimedia rights holder Crimson Tide Sports Marketing.
To learn more about the Outdoor Alabama Big Buck Challenge or to enter, visit OutdoorAlabama.com/BigBuckChallenge.
ADCNR promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Learn more at www.outdooralabama.com.