The 2024 Awards Banquet – Tickets on sale now!
It’s that time of year again when we recognize the finest deer entered into our record book from the previous hunting season! I think all who have attended past banquets agree this event is a “must see” for the northeast whitetail enthusiast. This year’s banquet will once again be held at the Knights of Columbus in Chicopee, MA. Everyone will agree this is a perfect facility to hold our ceremony. The service, food, and accommodations are second to none. This year’s festivities will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2024. Doors open at 1:00 PM. Ticket prices are $55 per person. Tables seat 10. If you fill a table, the 10th ticket is free!
At the banquet, awards will be given to the largest typical and non-typical bucks harvested in 2023 with a bow, gun and muzzleloader, from CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT. This means if you or someone you know, harvested a nice buck last fall, you have a limited time to enter the deer to be eligible for one of the coveted laser-engraved hardwood plaques awarded to the largest deer harvested in each state. As in years past, we will also be recognizing the largest deer harvested by women, teens and seniors. Deer harvested prior to 2023 are also eligible for awards if they are larger than any buck harvested during the 2023 season. This is your opportunity to get your just dues if you are just learning about the club or missed the cut-off date for the scoring period last year.
At the banquet, we will also recognize any new State Records. There have been multiple new State Records broken this past year. Needless to say. We are VERY excited about showing off these and the other huge bucks entered this year. This year’s Awards Banquet promises to be incredible to say the least!
All entries must be received by May 15, 2024 to be eligible for awards at the Awards Banquet. NO EXCEPTIONS
Banquet activities include a delicious multiple-course sit-down meal and computer-generated slide shows will highlight the best deer entered into the club in 2023. Dozens of award-winning deer will be on display. You will not find a better collection of northeast trophy deer. Our event will also include auctions, raffles and give-a-ways for various hunts from around the country, Canada, Africa and who knows where! These top-notch hunts typically are auctioned off at HUGE savings for the lucky high bidder! A current list of the hunts will be available at the banquet can soon be found on our website. Also, included at the banquet are raffles and give-a-ways for 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!
Please contact me immediately if you wish to attend, because tickets go fast and we want to make sure your ticket needs are satisfied. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Tickets are $55 each. Make checks payable to NBBC. With your ticket order, directions to the Castle of Knights banquet facility are on the back of the ticket. You can also order tickets online at www.bigbuckclub.com.
This is going to be a classy event so proper attire is required please. No camo!! Coat and tie requested, slacks and a golf/polo type shirt with a collar at a minimum.
Please note, any deer entered into the NBBC record book from June 1, 2023, until June 1, 2024 is eligible to receive a beautiful 7 x 9 inch laser-engraved plaque recognizing your trophy. These are not the laser-engraved plaques we give to award winners, but one with all the details of your buck and will be an eye-catching memento to hang on the wall next to your trophy. These solid-wood plaques, a $58 value, will be handed out FREE OF CHARGE, at the Awards Ceremony*. If you do not attend the banquet, they can be purchased, through me. Order forms are available on our web site or enclosed order form. * Limit 1 free plaque per hunter at the banquet
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you at the NBBC’s 2024 AWARDS BANQUET!
Joe Chapdelaine, Awards Chairman
Phone: (413) 519-2630
E-mail – [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, 2023 through June 1, 2024. 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 other plaques made for you at the price of $50 each, saving $8.00 on shipping and tax. Ordered plaques can be picked up at the banquet.
Please mail check or money order, made out to the NBBC, to…
NBBC – Banquet
PO Box 572
East Longmeadow, MA 01028-0572