Best Buck In Cumberland Contest

Best Buck in Cumberland County Contest

The Cumberland County Treasurer's Office is holding our second "Best Buck In Cumberland" contest/giveaway.

Winning Prize

Best Buck In Cumberland County Prizes 2023

Giveaways sponsored by Sportsman's Warehouse and Treasurer Kelly Neiderer.


  • Deer must be harvested during the 2023 archery or rifle hunting season.
  • Photos must be taken between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15, 2023.
  • No photos or information will be accepted after the deadline of 12/15/2023 at midnight. 
  • Buck must be harvested from a municipality/township in Cumberland County covered by the 4B, 5A, or 5B Wildlife Management Unit.
  • Applicant must indicate the municipality where the deer was harvested.
  • Scoring will be based upon the following: Number of antler points, inside spread between antlers, symmetry of antlers, other unique features, and overall characteristics that make it a prizeworthy buck.
  • Hunter must enter at least one picture of the buck. An additional photo can be submitted to allow judges to better assess the buck. Hunters are encouraged to be in photo but not required.

Contest Judging

Hunters independent of the Cumberland County Treasurer's Office will be judging entries of the contest based on the following methods.

Scoring basis considering characteristics such as:

  • Number of antler points
  • Inside spread of antlers
  • Symmetry of antlers
  • Nontypical points
  • Other unique features

If there is a scoring tie, the judges will vote based upon the overall appearance of the rack. This is a photo contest only. No in person judging of antlers. Picture quality will be important.

 How To Enter

  • Step 1: Get a hunting license
  • Step 2: Go have a great time hunting (Follow all PA Game Commission Laws)
  • Step 3: Take pictures of the buck you have harvested
  • Step 4: Submit your photos and entry to our contest online at by Dec. 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.


  • Employees of the Treasurer’s office are not eligible to participate in the contest.
  • This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook.
  • There is no cost to enter the contest.
  • Winner will be presented prizes at a convenient time for them and photographed for a social media post.
  • Contest entrants agree to the use of the pictures being posted on Cumberland County social media.