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Big Buck Contest at Pelican Library

Posted: Jan 8, 2024, 1:44 PM

The Pelican Branch Library holds a “Big Buck Contest” from October 1, 2023, until the end of deer season, January 31, 2024. No pre-registration is required, and there is no fee to enter. If you would like to enter your trophy buck, simply bring a photo with your name and phone number to the Pelican Library, 145 Jackson Street, Pelican, during our business hours: Monday, 9 am to 6 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm; email photo to, post it to our Facebook page: DeSoto Parish Library (while you are there, give us a like!) or text a photo to 318-464-6425.
We would love to know the story of your harvest! Tell us what you used to take your buck down...bow, rifle, primitive firearm, etc.; if it dropped in an instant or if it took some time to track it. We love the details! The largest buck taken will win $100!!!!
If you need tips or instructions on how to improve your hunt or if you want to try new game recipes, stop by and check out our selection of books, magazines, and DVDs.
It’s open season at the Library! Steady your sight and shoot straight! Call Rena Jackson, Branch Manager at (318)755-2353 or email for more information.

1. Deer must be a whitetail buck and killed in DeSoto Parish, Sabine Parish, or outlying areas from October 1, 2023, through January 31, 2024.
2. Pictures of bucks killed within a deer-proof fence or any other confined areas are not eligible.
3. The pictures of the winning deer will be published on Facebook,, and in the newspaper.
4. Hunters violating Game Laws are disqualified from entering this contest.
5. Only one entry per person and only one prize awarded to any registered hunter.
6. Tie breakers will be determined by spread, the largest measured spread will win.


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