2019 Trophy Doe Contest

The moment you’ve been waiting for! The official rules for the 2019 Bowhunting.com Trophy Doe Contest:


  • Be Honest – Don’t cheat by using weights, rocks, or anything else to add weight to the doe.
  • Must Send Us A Video – Show entire body of the doe, as well as inside the chest cavity. Get us the video by any means (Facebook, Instagram, Email info@bowhunting.com, etc.).
  • Must Show Zeroing Scale Before Hanging Doe – Please zero the scale with the gambrel on it before pulling the doe up.
  • Must Use HME Digital Scale – Use Promo Code “trophydoe” on HME’s website for $25 off of the scale.
  • Doe Must Be Completely Field Dressed – Remove all internal organs from the doe and show video proof that they are removed.
  • Must submit your video before January 1st, 2020.
  • Whitetails Only!
  • Will be 1 winner from each Division.
  • Bow Kills Only (Obviously!).




  • NORTH – North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Canada.
  • SOUTH – Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisisana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
  • WEST –  Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.


There will be one winner from each division that’ll receive a “smorgasbord” of goodies from GSM Outdoors which includes Stealth Cam, HME, Scent Slammer, and NAP. Each winner will also receive some BHOD gear as well! So get out there and get those cameras up to find where those big ole’ trophy does are at!

Trophy Doe Shirt

Don’t forget about our awesome Trophy Doe T-Shirts!

Buy your own Trophy Doe Shirt HERE!


Brad Kaufmann

Brad Kaufmann

Brad is a full time employee with Bowhunting.com. He works behind the scenes with both the Bowhunt or Die Webshow, and many of the videos that Bowhunting.com produces. He is an avid bowhunter, but has gone through a dry spell over the last 3 years.
Brad Kaufmann


  1. Jerry Weatherman says:

    Tried to get the new scale to weigh the doe with….but it wouldn’t accept it. Where do you put trophy doe when purchasing their scale ?

    • M Haase says:

      You have to enter the coupon exactly as they say; trophydoe. Note all lower case and no space between the words. The coupon works when I tried on 8/19/19.

    • Trent Kannenberg says:

      Enter it in the coupon section…. looks like it is case sensitive, so a lower case “t” to start. Worked for me.

  2. Kentucky should be in the Southern Region. Sorry boys,.. you goofed Big.

    • Brad Kaufmann Brad Kaufmann says:

      Since Virginia and WV are in the North Region, we decided to keep Kentucky in the North as well. Plus, it was easier when making the map.

  3. Why even include California in the contest? The rules state it has to be a whitetail doe. There are no whitetail deer in California of either sex, we have blacktail, and mule deer. And even if blacktail and Mule deer were included a record book blacktail doe wouldn’t weigh half as much as a whitetail doe and a mule deer doe would weigh double both of them. Not to mention doe’s of either deer in California are difficult at best to draw tags for.

    • Brad Kaufmann Brad Kaufmann says:

      We’re a very inclusive group of people. Even if they couldn’t win, or enter, we wanted them to feel included!

  4. Gordon Countryman says:

    California is out we don’t have white tails in this state

    • Brad Kaufmann Brad Kaufmann says:

      We didn’t want Californians to get mad at us, so we kept them in the contest…

  5. Just to clarify, I assume the video needs show us zeroing the scale with the gambrel on it before we hoist the deer?

  6. Brian Christopher Anderson says:

    Lets do this!!


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