The 2023 Awards Banquet – Tickets on sale now!

It’s that time of year again, when the NBBC recognizes the finest deer from the previous hunting season that have made it into our Record Book! Everyone in the extended NBBC community who has attended past banquets agrees that this annual event is a “Must See” for the northeast whitetail enthusiast, and this year’s event, once again at the Knights of Columbus in Chicopee, MA, will be no exception! The festivities will be held at this extraordinary venue on Saturday, July 15, 2023; doors open at 1:00 pm and tickets are $55 per person. Tables seat 10 and if you fill a table, the 10th ticket is free! We have so many hunters and deer to celebrate ~ please join us for this very special occasion!

At the banquet, we will be handing out awards for the largest typical and non-typical bucks harvested in 2022 with a bow, gun, or muzzleloader from CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT. If you or someone you know harvested a nice buck last fall and entered it to be eligible for one of our coveted laser-engraved hardwood plaques awarded to the largest deer in each state, now is the time to come see the results and celebrate with fellow hunters (Deer harvested prior to 2022 are also eligible for awards if they are larger than any buck harvested during the 2022 season.). As in years past, we’ll also have special awards for largest deer harvested in the Women,Teens and Seniors divisions, and we will also recognize any new State Records. There have been multiple new state records broken the past two years, so we are extremely excited about showing them off, along with other huge bucks entered from the last two fall hunting seasons.

To be eligible for awards at the Awards Banquet, all deer had to be entered by May 15, 2023, NO EXCEPTIONS


In addition to the Awards, the Banquet includes a delicious multiple-course sit-down meal and with a slide show presentation highlighting the best deer entered into the club in recent history. On display will be more than 100 of those best Northeast deer from the last two years, plus a display of huge Northeast whitetails, all scoring over 170, many over 200! You won’t find a better collection of northeast trophy deer anywhere! Our event also includes auctions, raffles, and give-a-ways for top-notch hunts in the US, Canada, Africa, and some surprise destinations; the lucky high bidder always gets huge savings on the auction hunts, so you can check online or in person at the banquet for the current list!  The raffles and give-a-ways items include chartered fishing trips, shoulder mount donations from various Northeast taxidermists, top quality wildlife art from world-renown artists, butchering services, top-of-the-line weapons, and much, much more, so there’s something for everyone!

Tickets for our Awards Banquet, $55/pp or $495/table of 10, always go fast, so please use my contact information below or click HERE to secure your attendance at the event as there will be no tickets available at the door. If you are paying by check, please make payable to NBBC. You will receive your electronic ticket(s) with directions to the Castle of Knights on the back. This event is very important to the NBBC community, so we respectfully ask that you attend in proper attire; camo is not allowed, and while slacks and a polo-type shirt are acceptable, we request a coat and tie for gentlemen.

Please Note: Anyone whose deer we entered into the NBBC Record Book from June 1, 2022 through July 1, 2023 is eligible to receive a beautiful 7 x 9 inch solid wood, laser-engraved plaque recognizing your trophy, limit one free plaque per hunter. We will be handing out this complementary smaller version of our “Largest” Award plaques that will display all the details of your buck and be an eye-catching memento to hang on the wall next to your trophy; if you do not attend the banquet but did enter a deer during the qualifying time frame, you may purchase a plaque online HERE or print, fill out, and mail in the order form below according to its instructions. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


I look forward to meeting you at the NBBC’s 2023 Awards Banquet!

Joe Chapdelaine, Awards Chairman
Phone: (413) 519-2630
Email: [email protected]


You are entitled to one (1) free plaque at the banquet if you have entered a deer with the NBBC from June 1, 2022 through July 1, 2023. You must attend the banquet to receive a free plaque. Please indicate in the space below if you are eligible to receive a plaque at the banquet. I also need to know if anyone in your party is eligible to receive a plaque. Please email a CLEAR photo of you with your deer for the computer-generated awards presentation. Please also indicate the state, weapon, score and year you harvested your trophy. If you have entered more than 1 deer this year, or a deer prior to the annual scoring deadline, you may have additional plaques made for you at the price of $55 each. Ordered plaques can be picked up at the Banquet. Please mail a check or money order, made out to the NBBC, to: NBBC – Banquet, PO Box 572 East Longmeadow, MA 01028-0572.

Questions? Please call: (413) 525-2876

Yes! I am Eligible to receive a free plaque! (Only deer entered between 06/2022 and 07/1/2023)