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11th Annual Buck Pole

  • Marion Twp. Hall 2877 West Coon Lake Road Howell, MI, 48843 United States (map)

Sponsored by Whitetails Unlimited, Anything That Moves Taxidermy, Cabelas, Purple Rose Theatre, Chemung Hills Country Club, Hell Survivors, Peacemakers, Baymont & Holiday Inn, Deercrack, Moosejaw, & Marion Twp.

For those of you who bag a buck during the opening day of firearms season in Livingston County, the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority, Marion Township, and Anything That Moves want to help you earn your bragging rights at the 11th Annual Buck Pole!  Share hunting stories, enjoy the bonfire, and win great prizes at the BUCKet raffle!  For a $10 registration fee, you’ll be able to hang your deer and receive a commemorative 11th Annual Buck Pole prize.  You don’t need to have the largest buck to enter the contest either as we’ll also be awarding prizes for the heaviest buck, highest scoring buck, highest scoring buck (woman), widest rack, most unique rack, and youngest hunter to bag a buck (18 & under only). 

Site: Marion Twp. Hall, 2877 W. Coon Lake Rd.
Cost: $10/deer
No registration is required for this event.

*All deer must be scored by 8pm to be eligible for prizes.


  • There is a $10 registration fee to hang a deer.

  • Deer must be completely field dressed.

  • Hunter must furnish general area in Livingston County, time, and who shot the deer.

  • Points must be 1” or longer to be counted.

  • Spread shall be measured by the widest inside dimension of the rack.

  • No deer can be removed until all prizes are awarded.

  • Deer must be hanging by 8:00 p.m. on November 15th to be eligible for any prize. Weather conditions permitting. Should weather conditions require removal of the deer (temperatures over 50 degrees), the hunter must still be present at 8:00 p.m. on November 15th in order to receive any prizes.

  • Final decision of awarding prizes for deer will be at the discretion of the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority Buck Pole Committee.

  • Awards ceremony begins at 8:30 p.m.

  • Only one prize will be awarded per deer. BUCKet Raffle Tickets are available to purchase for a buck each!

Later Event: December 7
Holiday in the Park