Don’t miss our annual awards banquet and ceremony, held in July of each year. We recognize all of the biggest bucks taken by bow, gun and muzzleloader during the previous season in every Northeast state. New state records are on display as well. Special awards are given to women, kids, veterans and seniors. Awesome auctions and raffles for hunts, guns, bows and other great stuff!

The 2020 Awards Banquet Changed To September 19 Due To COVID-19 – Tickets on sale now!

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2020 Banquet Information: It’s that time of year again when we recognize the finest deer entered into our record book from the previous hunting season! For those of you who weren’t able to attend the fabulous sold out Awards Banquet this past year, I think all who did attend 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, September 19, 2020. Doors open at 1:00 PM. Ticket prices are $50 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 2019 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 2019 are also eligible for awards if they are larger than any buck harvested during the 2019 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.

All entries must be postmarked by July 31, 2020 to be eligible for awards at the 2020 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 2019/2020. On display will be more than 100 of the northeast’s best deer from last year, plus a display of HUGE northeast whitetails all scoring over 170, with many over 200! 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 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 $50 each. Make checks payable to NBBC mail to NBBC, Oo Box 572 East Longmeadow, MA 01028. 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

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, 2019, until July 31 31, 2020 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.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you at the NBBC’s 2020 AWARDS BANQUET!


Joe Chapdelaine, Awards Chairman

Phone: (413)  519-2630

E-mail –

* Limit 1 free plaque per hunter at the banquet

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