Student hunters invited to participate in second annual Biggest Deer Contest


This hunting season, student hunters who attend Mathews Local Schools are invited to participate in friendly competition while enjoying time with their families outdoors.

There are two parts to the competition.  The first part is based on the weight of the buck or doe.  The weight will be kept a secret until the day of the drawing. Students must present a signed piece of paper from the processing company that lists the weight of the deer along with the child’s name. If the student and/or family chooses to self-process the deer, a weigh station will be available to record the weight of the deer. The second part of the competition is for the biggest buck, which will be based on inches of the antlers.  

For both competitions, the deer must be harvested legally and in free range in Ohio or Pennsylvania between September 25, 2021 and February 6, 2022. Students must present a copy of their deer tag.  Only one deer per student.  However, if a student gets more than one deer, the heavier one may be substituted. Students must submit a picture of themselves with their deer.  Students must also obey all hunting laws and regulations. As a reminder, absolutely no weapons are permitted on school property.

Age Brackets

  • 8 to 11 year olds
  • 12 to 15 year olds
  • 16 to 19 year olds

There is no entry fee to participate in the contest.  All prizes have been donated by the community!  If you have any questions,  please contact SRO Smith at or Chief Currington at  

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