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2018 Buck Harvest Photo Contest

Submit a photo showcasing your 2018 Pennsylvania buck harvest. The contest will highlight some of the trophy whitetails in Penn's woods.


2018 Buck Harvest Photo Contest images may be submitted through Dec. 17, 2018. Submissions should be sent to with the subject line HARVEST.

Photo submissions must be of wild Pennsylvania deer taken lawfully during a 2018 deer season. If the deer has been moved, the harvest tag in the ear should be visible. If the deer has not been moved, hunters should be wearing the appropriate amount of fluorescent orange. All submissions must include the first and last name of the hunter and other people in the photo, hunter’s hometown, and the county where the deer was harvested. Submissions must also indicate whether the deer was harvested with a bow or a rifle. The Game Commission has the right to use all submitted images.


Game Commission employees will select a group of “contending” photos. The photos will be judged on photo quality and composition, not just the size of the buck.

Once assembled, these contending photos will be placed on the Game Commission’s Facebook page in two photo albums for the archery buck harvest photo contest and the firearms buck harvest photo contest. Facebook users will determine the winning photos by “liking” the images. Trail cameras will be awarded to the winners in the archery and rifle categories. The contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. Game Commission employees are not eligible to participate.