2010 VIRGINIA BIG GAME CONTEST

71st.  ANNUAL

EASTERN & WESTERN REGIONAL & STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

VIRGINIA BIG GAME CITATIONS

 

WHITETAIL DEER: EASTERN, WESTERN & STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

CLASS I -GUN- 12 POINTS & ABOVE CLASS VII - ARCHERY - 7 & 8 POINTS
CLASS II -GUN- 9,10,11 POINTS CLASS VIII - ARCHERY - 6 POINTS & UNDER
CLASS III -GUN- 7 & 8 POINTS CLASS IX - BLACK POWDER - 12 POINTS & ABOVE
CLASS IV -GUN- 6 POINTS & UNDER CLASS X - BLACK POWDER - 9,10,11 POINTS
CLASS V - ARCHERY - 12 POINTS & ABOVE CLASS XI - BLACK POWDER - 7 & 8 POINTS
CLASS VI - ARCHERY - 9,10,11 POINTS CLASS XII - BLACK POWDER - 6 POINTS & UNDER

BLACK BEAR: ONE CLASS, FOR EASTERN, WESTERN & STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

WILD TURKEY: ONE CLASS, FOR EASTERN, WESTERN & STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.  BOTH SIDES OF CHECK TAG MUST BE COMPLETED & WEIGHT CERTIFIED FOR TURKEY ENTRIES .  NO FROZEN ENTRIES FOR EASTERN CONTEST!

YOUTH CLASSES:  ONE CLASS (DEER, BEAR & TURKEY)  HUNTER MUST HAVE BEEN 15 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER ON THE DATE OF HARVEST OF THE ENTRY.  ALL YOUTH ENTRIES ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO PLACE IN REGULAR DEER, BEAR OR TURKEY CLASSES.

CROSSBOW ENTRIES:  WILL BE INCLUDED WITH GENERAL FIREARM CLASSES FOR DEER, BEAR & TURKEY.

HISTORICAL CLASS:  HAVE A DEER YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO HAVE SCORED???  ONE CLASS, ANY DEER NOT PREVIOUSLY ENTERED IN AN EASTERN OR WESTERN REGIONAL CONTEST.  CERTIFICATE AND SCORE AWARDED FOR EACH ENTRY (NO TROPHIES OR STATE CITATIONS AWARDED).  EASTERN REGION CONTEST ONLY!

VIRGINIA BIG GAME CITATIONS: THE DEPT. OF GAME WILL AWARD STATE CITATIONS WITH MINIMUM SCORES - BEAR 20, DEER 140, TURKEY 50. ENTRIES MUST BE ENTERED IN THE APPROPRIATE REGIONAL CONTEST TO BE SCORED FOR THE CONTEST AND THE CITATION. REGIONAL CONTEST ARE THE ONLY LOCATIONS AND DATES THAT ENTRIES WILL BE SCORED FOR THE CITATIONS. DO NOT SEND ENTRIES TO THE DEPT. OF GAME.

EASTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP:  SATURDAY & SUNDAY,  SEPTEMBER 11 & 12, 2010.  SEPTEMBER 11, - 9 A.M. TO 8 P.M., SEPTEMBER 12,  - 10 A.M. WITH AWARDS CEREMONY AT 3 P.M.  ENTRY DEADLINE: 6 P.M. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010.  LOCATION:  SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, FRANKLIN, VA.   FOR MORE INFO. CONTACT:  KENNETH PICKIN, PRESIDENT, VIRGINIA PENINSULA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION, INC., P.O. BOX 1860, WILLIAMSBURG, VA  23187-1860.   PHONE - 804-633-0275

WESTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 & 26, 2010.  SEPTEMBER  25, - 9 A.M. TO 9 P.M., SEPTEMBER  26, - 9 A.M. WITH AWARDS CEREMONY AT 3 P.M.   ENTRY DEADLINE: 2 P.M. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010.  BUILDING WILL BE OPEN AFTER 9 A.M. ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER  24TH. TO RECEIVE TROPHIES.  LOCATION:  ROCKINGHAM COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, HARRISONBURG, VA ON U.S. 11, 1.6 MILES SOUTH OF EXIT 243 OFF 1-81.   FOR MORE INFO. CONTACT:  JON RITENOUR, 2041 SPADERS CHURCH RD., HARRISONBURG, VA  22801.    PHONE - 540-434-8028

SPONSORS: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME & INLAND FISHERIES, VIRGINIA PENINSULA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION, INC., ROCKINGHAM-HARRISONBURG CHAPTER IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: ENTRIES MUST HAVE BEEN BAGGED IN VIRGINIA WITH A LEGAL SPORTING WEAPON DURING THE 2009-2010 HUNTING SEASON. REGULATIONS: READ BACK OF BIG GAME CHECK TAG TO DETERMINE WHICH CONTEST YOU MUST COMPETE IN. IF UNCERTAIN, CONTACT ONE OF THE SPONSORS LISTED ABOVE. BIG GAME CHECK TAG MUST ACCOMPANY ENTRY.   DEER CHECKED THROUGH THE GAME DEPTS. "GOT GAME" SYSTEM ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE ENTERED IN THE CONTEST.  YOU MUST HAVE THE CONFIRMATION NUMBER THAT WAS ISSUED WHEN THE DEER WAS CHECKED WITH YOU TO ENTER THE DEER ENTRY.  TURKEYS CHECKED THROUGH "GOT GAME" ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY INTO THE CONTESTS HOWEVER A CERTIFIED WEIGHT CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED.  CERTIFICATE CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT WWW.VPSA.ORG WEBSITE.

DETERMINING SCORE: VIRGINIA SCORING SYSTEM WILL BE USED WITH ANTLER MEASUREMENTS FOR DEER, SKULL MEASUREMENTS INCLUDING LOWER JAW FOR BEAR. TURKEY, SUBMIT FEET INCLUDING SPURS & BEARD. BOTH SIDES OF CHECK TAG MUST BE COMPLETED FOR TURKEY ENTRIES. NO EXCEPTIONS TO ANY OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY REASON!

THIS CONTEST IS VIRGINIA'S ONLY OFFICIAL CONTEST THAT ARE RECOGNIZED BY THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES.   ENTRIES WILL NOT BE SCORED AT ANY OTHER TIME OR LOCATION!

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posted 09-30-2009