Be 10 - 17 years of age at any point during the current calendar year.
Be 10, 11 or turn 12 years of age during the season without having completed hunter safety to qualify for the Mentored Hunt category.
Possess a Hunter Education Certificate that allows the purchase of a hunting license in Wisconsin except for participants meeting the Mentored Hunt requirements.
Possess a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued license valid to harvest deer for the respective Season Category the deer is being entered for.
Be a permanent resident of Iron, Oneida or Vilas counties.
Complete a registration application to be considered for Challenge Awards and Door prizes.
NOTE: Harvesting a deer is not required to be eligible for Door Prizes.
Registration applications MUST include
all of the following information:
Mailing address to include city and zip code
County of residence
Hunter Education DNR Customer Number (except for Mentored Hunt participants)
Deer Registration Confirmation number
Date of harvest
County of harvest
Checked for antlered, antlerless or no harvest
Official antlered deer scores will completed by the registration station.
Submit a photo of them posing with each deer entered into the Challenge.
NOTE: Some registration stations involved in the Challenge provide this service.
Deer must be:
Harvested from the wild and tagged with a carcass tag from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources license issued to the entrant.
NOTE: No group hunting allowed.
Harvested and tagged in compliance with all Wisconsin rules and regulations applicable to the carcass tag used.
Harvested from Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Oneida, Price or Vilas counties.
Any antlered deer wishing to be considered for Challenge Awards must be brought into one of the following locations within 10 days (240 hours) of being registered with the state: North Country Taxidermy (Hazelhurst), Kurt's Island Sport Shop (Minocqua) The Lakeland Times (Minocqua)
All potential winning bucks will be verified by the state to make sure they were registered within the 10 day (240 hour) time frame.
Any deer harvested after December 5, will have only until Dec. 15 to be registered with the NWYDHC. The final day for registration with the contest will be Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. the 10 day rules expires on Dec. 5.
Youth may enter more than one deer in the Challenge, however only one Challenge Award per person will be awarded.
Challenge Awards, determined each year by the NYDHC committee, will be granted.
To the top three scoring deer combining the Archery (Bow), Crossbow, Gun Season Categories. NOTE - this does not include 10 and 11 year olds.
To the top scoring deer from the Mentored Hunt Category (10 and 11 year olds only).
Scoring is 1 point per antler point that is 1" or greater plus the inside spread in inches measured to a 1/8". For example: 8 points greater than 1" with a 17 3/8" inside spread = 25 3/8 total score
North Country Taxidermy
The Lakeland Times of Minocqua
Kurt's Island Sport Shop
Each top three scoring deer from the Archery (Bow), Crossbow and Gun categories will be awarded special recognition. Special recognition awards will be determined each year by the NYDHC committee.
Scoring ties will be broken by an official scorer using the Pope and Young scoring system.
Challenge Door Prizes will be distributed at random through a drawing.
NOTE: Must be present to be awarded a Challenge Door Prize.
To ensure fairness and separation of duties, NYDHC committee members that have children participating in the Challenge will not be involved in the prize award process.
All decisions made by judges of the NYDHC are final.
Anyone found to be in violation of state law or any of the NYDHC rules will be subject to disqualification.
Judges shall be comprised of NYDHC committee members that do not have children participating in the Challenge.
Banquet - A recognition banquet will be held following the conclusion of the latest Season Category.
100% of the resources collected by the NYDHC will be allocated by the committee to promote the Outdoor Heritage of youth in Iron, Oneida and Vilas counties.
For additional questions, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, October 25, 2017