Competitions

Big Game Hunting Competitions

Big Game Hunting Competitions are about fair chase and success. You trudge hills, ford streams, and spend hours in blinds, sometimes in the poorest of conditions. Often, your only reward is the experience. Sometimes, you emerge victorious, taking a trophy that leaves you beaming for weeks and with a memory to last a lifetime. Family and friends may appreciate your accomplishment, but what if you could showcase it to a larger community who shares your passion? North American Hunting Competition exists for just this reason, to celebrate and honor participation and achievement in hunting.

We are a premier hunting competition currently sponsoring big game competitions in 48 states and across North America. With individual contests for state, national, and guided categories, there are many opportunities to win. All hunting methods are welcome, and we rank all animals submitted by official entry—none is too small. The top three entries in any category will win year-end cash prizes* and be featured on our website. All entrants have the opportunity to win one of several other year end prizes, including free hunting gear and guided hunts.

Remember! We accept promotional video from guides and outfitters too. It’s an easy, effective and inexpensive way to showcase your skill and achievements to North American’s worldwide community.

2017 National Winners

National Big Game Competitions 2017

Jason Berg – 1st Place Place

2017 National Mule Deer Non-Typical – 192 7/8

Mike Slinkard – 1st Place Place

2017 National Mule Deer Typical – 151 1/8

James Atnip – 1st Place Place

2017 National Antelope – 76 5/8

Scott Napoli – 1st Place Place

2017 National Black Bear – 20 6/16

James Stanley – 1st Place Place

2017 National White-tail Deer Non-Typical – 189 5/8

Mike Slinkard – 1st Place Place

2017 National Elk – 370 2/8

Chris Castello – 1st Place Place

2017 National Bighorn Sheep – 165 0/8

Tev Kelly – 2nd Place Place

2017 National Mule Deer Non-Typical – 182 7/8

Michael Rose – 2nd Place Place

2017 National Antelope – 72 0/8

Curtis Brashears – 2nd Place Place

2017 National Elk – 329 6/8

Erica Osborne – 3rd Place Place

2017 National Elk – 302 3/8

Leo Miller – 4th Place Place

2017 National Elk – 204 3/8

2017 State Winners

California Big Game Competitions 2017

Brian Jones – 1st Place Place

2017 California Mule Deer – 62 3/8

Chris Castello – 1st Place Place

2017 California Bighorn Sheep – 165 0/8

Oregon Big Game Competitions 2017

Mark Rodriquez – 1st Place Place

2017 Oregon Roosevelt Elk – 174 1/8

Dylan Wilson – 1st Place Place

2017 Oregon Mule Deer – 157 1/8

Jim Greiner – 2nd Place Place

2017 Oregon Mule Deer – 151 5/8

Mike Slinkard – 3rd Place Place

Oregon Mule Deer Typical – 151 1/8

Mike Slinkard – 3rd Place Place

2017 Oregon Mule Deer – 151 1/8

Tegan Macy – 4th Place Place

2017 Oregon Mule Deer – 147 5/8

Idaho Big Game Competitions 2017

Jason Berg – 1st Place Place

2017 Idaho Muledeer Non-Typical – 192 7/8

Wyoming Big Game Competitions 2017

Tev Kelly – 1st Place Place

2017 Wyoming Mule Deer Non-Typical – 182 7/8

Riley Skeen – 1st Place Place

2017 Wyoming Elk – 313 4/8

Michael Rose – 2nd Place Place

2017 Wyoming Mule Deer Non-Typical – 175

Washington Big Game Competitions 2017

James Stanley – 1st Place Place

Washington White-tail Deer Non-Typical – 189 5/8

James Stanley – 1st Place Place

2017 Washington White-tail Non-Typical – 189 5/8

Jim Cavalho – 1st Place Place

2017 Washington White-tailed Deer – 165 1/8

Rodney Boutain – 2nd Place Place

2017 Washington White-tailed Deer – 158 3/8

Dan Estell – 3rd Place Place

2017 Washington White-tailed Deer – 143 7/8

George Marshal – 4th Place Place

2017 Washington White-tailed Deer – 139 2/8

Wisconsin Big Game Competitions 2017

Richard Kimball – 1st Place Place

2017 Wisconsin White-tail Deer – 151 5/8

Todd Ferrell – 2nd Place Place

2017 Wisconsin White-tail Deer – 146 0/8

Mark Hoelz – 3rd Place Place

2017 Wisconsin White-tail Deer – 138 7/8

Illinois Big Game Competitions 2017

Steve Huss – 1st Place Place

2017 Illinois White-tail Deer – 126 5/8

Minnesota Big Game Competitions 2017

Steve Huss – 1st Place Place

2017 Minnesota White-tail Deer – 130 1/8

Outdoor Photo Competition

Have a great shot of an elk herd in the morning mist or a prized portrait of your dad with his first Whitetail buck? Share it with North American Hunting Competition’s worldwide audience and enter our photo competition! Beyond the opportunity to win prizes, you’ll enjoy recognition and appreciation from peer enthusiasts around the globe. We accept both amateur and professional photographs, and almost any outdoor content is welcome.

North American also invites entries from guides and outfitters—an easy, effective, and inexpensive way to highlight your achievements to our extensive community. Just submit a photo, add a title and brief description, then encourage everyone you know to vote you to victory.

Previous Winners

Photo Competition 2017

Missy McVay – 1st Place Place

Shot of a Lifetime!

Tony Butkovich – 2nd Place Place

Breaker Dory In Action In Pacific City, Oregon

Lawrance Tucker – 3rd Place Place

Huge New Zealand Pure Roosevelt Bull 420+

Tara Lea – 4th Place Place

First Bedded Buck!!

Photo Competition 2016

Shane Barbour – 1st Place Place

Monster Washington Rosie

Hunting Photo Competition

Carol Jansen – 2nd Place Place

Hat Point Mt. Goat Hunt

Robert Burden – 3rd Place Place

Amen Bull

Tara Lea – 4th Place Place

He’s a Keeper

Photo Competition 2015

Kevin Farron – 1st Place Place

Frosty Morning Duck Hunt

Callahan McRobbie – 2nd Place Place

First Elk

John Currier – 3rd Place Place

Monster North Alabama Whitetail

Tegan Macy – 4th Place Place

Ten Year Old Girl’s First Cow Elk

Shed Horn Hunting Competition

One of the outdoors’ great treasure hunts is looking for shed horns, a pursuit that takes both skill and perseverance. While anyone can find these trophies, successful shed horn hunters use knowledge and experience to hone in on areas most likely to reveal the spiky bounty.

Whether scouring the wind swept slopes where animals paused to warm and forage or searching along fence lines for a rack liberated from a leaping buck, shed-horn hunters know it is a special talent, if not an art.

Now, these enthusiasts not only can claim the shed horn itself but also the opportunity to win cash and other prizes in North American Hunting Competition’s Shed Horn category. The competition is open to anyone, anywhere. Just submit your entry for a chance to win!

Previous Winners

Shed Horn Competition 2017

Nick Haring – 1st Place Place

2017 Elk Shed Horn – 153 5/8

Shed Horn Competition 2016

William Wehler – 1st Place Place

2016 Rocky Mountain Shed Horn

Shed Horn Competition 2015

Carl Shaver – 1st Place Place

2015 National Mule Deer Shed – 78 0/8

Carl Shaver – 1st Place Place

2015 National Elk Shed – 150 7/8

Josh Hooley – 2nd Place Place

2015 National Elk Shed Contest – 140 4/8