Dothan - Entries and Rules

2023-2024
  1. NO PRE-REGISTRATION OR ENTRY FEE IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE CONTEST.
  2. HUNTER MUST HAVE VALID AL, FL or GA HUNTING LICENSE, UNLESS HUNTING OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY ALABAMA DEPT. OF CONVERSATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES, FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, OR THE GEORGIA DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, IN THEIR RESPECTIVE STATES.
  3. DEER MUST BE TAKEN IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: AL: BARBOUR, COFFEE, COVINGTON, CRENSHAW, DALE, GENEVA, HENRY, HOUSTON, PIKE. FL: BAY, CALHOUN, GADSDEN, GULF, HOLMES, JACKSON, LIBERTY, OKALOOSA, WALTON, WASHINGTON. GA: BAKER, CALHOUN, CLAY, DECATUR, EARLY, MILLER, QUITMAN, RANDOLPH, SEMINOLE.
  4. ANY DEER PRESENTED FOR SCORING MUST HAVE BEEN HARVESTED LAWFULLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL JURISDICTION REGULATIONS.
  5. ONLY NATIVE AL, FL, OR GA WHITETAIL DEER HARVESTED IN THE COUNTIES LISTED ABOVE ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER CONTEST.
  6. NO ROAD KILLS ARE ALLOWED INTO THE CONTEST.
  7. DEER KILLED WITHIN A HIGH FENCE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST. ALL DEER ENTERED MUST BE FREE RANGE (I.E. FAIR CHASE) ANIMALS.
  8. ANTLERS AND SKIN MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE SKULL WHEN DEER IS PRESENTED FOR SCORING (I.E. FULL CAPE). DEER CANNOT HAVE ALREADY BEEN SKINNED OUT FOR MOUNTING.
  9. DEER MAY BE DELIVERED FRESH OR FROZEN TO BACKYARD CABIN TAXIDERMY IN OZARK, FLINT’S WILD GAME PROCESSING IN FORT GAINES, FORGOTTEN COAST TAXIDERMY IN PORT ST JOE, FL, OR SEAGO’S TAXIDERMY IN SAMSON.
  10. BACKYARD CABIN TAXIDERMY, FORGOTTEN COAST TAXIDERMY, AND SEAGO’S TAXIDERMY WILL NOT ACCEPT FULL, UNGUTTED DEER.
  11. ANY DEER KILLED WITH A BOW DURING GUN SEASON MUST HAVE ENTIRE CAPE TO PROVE IT WAS AN ARCHERY KILL.
  12. ALL DEER TO BE SCORED MUST BE IN THE HANDS OF BACKYARD CABIN TAXIDERMY, FORGOTTEN COAST TAXIDERMY, OR SEAGO’S TAXIDERMY NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28th, 2024 at 7:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME.
  13. IF HUNTER DOES NOT INTEND ON HAVING BACKYARD CABIN TAXIDERMY, FORGOTTEN COAST TAXIDERMY, OR SEAGO’S TAXIDERMY MOUNT HIS OR HER DEER, DO NOT BRING DEER IN FOR SCORING UNTIL THE LAST DAY DEER ARE RECEIVED FOR CONTEST (FEB. 28TH, 2024) TO AVOID CAPING AND STORAGE FEES.
  14. ALL WORK DONE BY BACKYARD CABIN TAXIDERMY, FORGOTTEN COAST TAXIDERMY, AND SEAGO’S TAXIDERMY WILL BE CHARGED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SCORING ENTRIES.
  15. ALL ENTRIES PICKED UP UNMOUNTED AFTER FEBRUARY 28TH, 2024 WILL BE CHARGED A SKINNING, STORAGE, AND SCORING FEE.
  16. ALL DEER ARE SCORED USING A MODIFIED SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL SCORING SYSTEM.
  17. ALL SCORING IS FINAL. NO PROTESTS ALLOWED.
  18. THE TAXIDERMISTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RELEASE CONTEST STANDINGS OR THE SCORES OF OTHER ENTRIES. SCORES WILL NOT BE MADE PUBLIC. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY DIGIO STRATEGIES AFTER THE CONTEST IS CLOSED.
  19. VIOLATIONS OF ANY OF THESE RULES OR ATTEMPTS TO WIN ANY CONTEST BY FRAUD, DECEPTION, OR CHEATING SHALL BE GROUNDS FOR DIGIO STRATEGIES AND/OR THE CONTEST SPONSORS TO DISQUALIFY THE INDIVIDUAL FROM PARTICIPATING IN ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE CONTESTS AND EVENTS AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF DIGIO STRATEGIES AND/OR THE CONTEST SPONSORS, AS WELL AS FORFEITURE OF ANY PRIZE OR PRIZES WON BY FRAUDULENT MEANS. ANY OR ALL WINNERS COULD BE SUBJECT TO POLYGRAPH.
  20. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE YOUTH DIVISION, THE HUNTER MUST AGE 15 OR UNDER ON THE DAY THE DEER WAS HARVESTED.
  21. ALL CONTEST WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON-AIR SOMETIME DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH. IF YOUR DEER PLACED IN THE CONTEST, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED ON OR BEFORE MARCH 15TH, 2024 IF YOU ARE A WINNER.
  22. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SCORING, CAPING, STORAGE, AND MOUNTING IS AVAILABLE FROM BACKYARD CABIN TAXIDERMY, FLINT’S WILD GAME PROCESSING IN FORT GAINES, FORGOTTEN COAST TAXIDERMY IN PORT ST JOE, AND SEAGO’S TAXIDERMY.
  23. ALL PRIZES MUST BE PICKED UP NO LATER THAN MARCH 30, 2024 OR THEY WILL BE FORFEITED. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  24. PROPER IDENTIFICATION MUST BE PRESENTED TO CLAIM PRIZE. WINNERS WILL BE ASKED TO FILL OUT A WIINER’S AFFIDAVIT AND RELEASE. YOUTH WINNERS MAY BE ASKED TO PROVIDE BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
  25. INDIVIDUALS WHO WIN PRIZE/PRIZES VALUED AT OR OVER $600 WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN IRS FORM W-9 AND WILL BE ISSUED A 1099 FOR TAX FILING.
  26. WINNER OF PRIZES IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL APPLICABLE TAXES AND ADDITIONAL FEES.
  27. ANY FIREARM PRIZES ARE SUBJECT TO PREVAILING LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL GUN REGULATION. IF THE WINNER OF A FIREARM IS DISQUALIFIED OR LEGALLY PROHIBITED FROM OWNING A FIREARM, THERE WILL BE NO SUBSTITUTION OF THE PRIZE.
  28. IN THE EVENT A PRIZE SHOULD BECOME UNAVAILABLE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE THE PRIZE WITH SOMETHING SIMILAR AND OF EQUAL VALUE.
  29. PRIZES ARE NONTRANSFERABLE AND CANNOT BE EXCHANGED UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE. PRIZES HAVE NO CASH VALUE.
  30. DIGIO STRATEGIES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR MODIFY RULES AT ANY TIME BY POSTING CHANGES AT  BACKYARD CABIN TAXIDERMY, FLINT’S WILD GAME PROCESSING IN FORT GAINES, FORGOTTEN COAST TAXIDERMY IN PORT ST JOE, AND SEAGO’S TAXIDERMY PLUS THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES: BIGBUCKBOUNTY.COM, 955WTVY.COM, WKMX.COM, AND 969THELEGEND.COM.
  31. BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU GIVE GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC., DIGIO STRATEGIES, WTVY, WDJR, WKMX, WDBT, DATA STREET MARKETING, BACKYARD CABIN TAXIDERMY, FORGOTTEN COAST TAXIDERMY, FLINT’S WILD GAME PROCESSING, SEAGO’S TAXIDERMY, AND/OR ANY SPONSORS AND MEDIA PR PROMOTERS THE RIGHT TO USE YOUR NAME, PICTURE, VOICE, VIDEO, ETC. ON RADIO, INTERNET, TV, OR PRINT AS PART OF THE PROMOTION OF THE BIG BUCK BOUNTY CONTEST, AND YOU AGREE TO HOLD THESE ENTITIES HARMLESS AND WITHOUT LIABILITY FOR SUCH PUBLICATION, BROADCAST, OR USE. THESE ENTITIES ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE OR REFUSE THE USE OF ANY PHOTO POSTED BY ANY PARTY.
  32. ANY PHOTOS OF MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 POSTED ONLINE AT ANY OF THE PROMOTER’S WEBSITES OR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES FOR ANY PURPOSE OR FOR ANY CONTEST MAY ONLY BE POSTED WITH PERMISSION BY PARENT/GUARDIAN OF THE MINOR. BY ALLOWING PERMISSION, PARENT/GUARDIAN HEREBY AUTHORIZE THE USE OF SAID PHOTOS BY THE PROMOTERS AND CO-SPONSORS OF THE CONTEST.
  33. CONTESTANTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED ONE WINNING ENTRY PER CATEGORY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEEKLY PRIZES. CONTESTANTS ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE MULTIPLE WINNING ENTRIES ACROSS THE WEEKLY PRIZES.
  34. WEEKLY PRIZES ARE AWARDED DURING THE SEASON, BEGINNING THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2023.
  35. WEEKLY PRIZE WINNERS ARE STILL ELIGIBLE TO WIN PRIZES FROM THE DIVISION THAT THEY ENTER.
  36. ALL ENTRANTS AND WINNERS AGREE THAT THE CONTEST PROMOTERS, THEIR EMPLOYEES, OWNERS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AND SPONSORS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS FOR ANY INJURY, MISFORTUNE, LOSS, CLAIM, EXPENSE, OR DAMAGE TO EITHER PERSONS OR PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF ENTERING, PARTICIPATING IN, WINNING, OR LOSING ANY CONTEST, OR BY THE USE OR NON-USE OF ANY PRIZE RECEIVED.
  37. EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OWNERS, SPONSORS, AND AFFILIATES OF GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC, DBA DIGIO STRATEGIES, WTVY-FM, WDJR-FM, WKMX-FM, WDBT-FM, AS WELL AS THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS OF ALL OF THE ABOVE, ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THIS CONTEST

WHERE TO ENTER

taxidermist

As stated in the official rules, if you do not plan on having either of these taxidermists mount your deer, do not take it to any of these locations until the last day of the contest (February 28, 2024 before 7:00 CST) to have it scored to avoid capping and storage fees.

Backyard Cabin Taxidermy

505 Gunter Street

Ozark, AL 36360

 (334) 237-4873

Flint’s Wild Game Processing

32 Mt. Zion Road

Fort Gaines, GA 39851

(229) 308-7931

(229) 254-6786

Seago’s Taxidermy

105 E Main Street

Samson, AL 36477

(334) 726-2639

Forgotten Coast Taxidermy, LLC

2011 Garrison Avenue 

Port St. Joe, FL  32456

(805) 340-1986

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