Big Buck Contest

The Pelican Branch Library is holding a “Big Buck Contest” from October 1 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 business hours (Monday 9am-6pm, Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. You can also email photo to or post it to the DeSoto Parish Library Facebook page. If texting is easier, text it to 318-464-6425.

The largest buck will win $100!

For more information call branch manager Rena Jackson at 318-755-2353 or email

Big Buck Contest Rules:
1. Deer must be a whitetail buck killed in DeSoto Parish, Sabine Parish or outlying areas within the days of October 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024.
2. Pictures of bucks killed within a deer-proof fence or any other confined area 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 the contest.
5. Only one entry per person and only one prize awarded to any registered hunter.
6. Tie breakers will be determined by spread, largest measured spread will win.