(These rules were defined, word for word, by Mancelona Chamber of Commerce Buck Pole Committee many years ago, and have remained consistent for generations.)

- $5 entry fee to hang deer

- Deer must be completely field dressed

- Deer must be shot November 15 or 16

- Hunter must furnish general area, time and who shot it; must be harvested within (50) mile radius of Mancelona

- Points must be 1/2" or longer to be counted

- Spread shall be measured by the widest outside dimension of the rack

- One prize per deer with exception of the first deer hung and Lucky Hunter Drawing

- Hunter prizes will be awarded prior to the raffle drawing, at 7:00 p.m. on November 16.

- No deer to be removed until all prizes are awarded.

- Lucky Hunter Drawing will be for all deer hanging by 6:30 p.m. on November 16. All fees received will be used for the drawing. A guaranteed minimum prize for the Lucky Hunter is $200. Every hunter that hangs a deer is eligible to win this prize no matter what size the deer is

- Deer must be hanging by 6:30 p.m. on November 16 to be eligible for any prize. Weather conditions permitting.

- Each entry will receive a picture of hunter with his/her deer, and a commemorative Buck Pole patch.

- Should temperature rise above 50 degrees, the deer must hang for a minimum of four hours in order to be eligible for any judged prize or the Lucky Hunter Drawing

- Should the weather conditions require removal of deer, the hunter must still be present at 7:00 p.m. on November 16 in order to receive any prizes.

- All hunters must be present at 7:00 p.m. on November 16 in order to receive any prize.

- In the event of a tie, winner will be determined by drawing at time prizes are awarded.

- Final decision of awarding of prizes for deer will be at the discretion of the Mancelona Buck Pole Committee.

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