Buck Night

Buck night 2023: What a night!! Congrats to all the trophy winners, special draw and silent auction winners, and a huge thank-you to volunteers for their time, businesses for donations, and everyone who came out to make this year’s Buck Night a huge success!

Buck Night 2022: What a fantastic evening! Congratulations to all trophy award winners, silent auction and special draw prize winners, and thank you to volunteers for their time, businesses for donations, and everyone for coming out. A great time was had by all! Rivers Banner writeup on the event is available here.


Save the date: Buck Night 2022 will be held at the Rivers Community Center Saturday December 10. All are welcome! Prizes/raffles/draws/etc include Browning 270 cal A Bolt with scope, Savage 30/06, Ruger 22mag, and Rocky Mountain RM 370 crossbow with 8 X 32 scope. Drinks, chili, good times.


Buck Night 2021

Dec. 4th, 2021: Buck Night went extremely well! 84 heads entered in the gun draw. 172 people attended. 12 trophies awarded, 4 card draws, silent auction, special draws, chili, drinks, and lots of fun. Full writeup in the Rivers Banner is available here. Huge thank-you to all prize donors who contributed to the success of Buck night, and all volunteers!



Save the date: Buck Night 2021 will be held at the Rivers Community Center Saturday December 4. Must be fully vaccinated as per gov’t regulations. Prizes/raffles/draws/etc include Savage 270 axis, Savage 6.5 Creedmoor, Savage 22 mag. Drinks, chili, good times. More info to follow.


Buck Night 2020

Buck Night 2020 has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 regulations limiting social gatherings. We hope to see you in 2021!


Buck Night 2019

Dec. 7th, 2019
Approximately 175 people attended the 23rd Rivers and Area Buck Night held at the Redfern Hall in Rivers.  70 heads were measured which I believe is our largest head count since I can remember.  Good times were to be had.

Trophy Result:
Ladies Rifle Member: 129 6/8
Ladies Rifle Non-Member: 152 2/8
Junior Member: 136 5/8
Junior Non-Member: 139 2/8
Archery Non-Member: 136 7/8
Rifle Typical Non-Member: 164 5/8
Rifle Non-Typical Non-Member: 185 3/8
Rifle Typical Member: 150 1/8
Rifle Non-Typical Member: 146 0/8
Muzzle Typical Non-Member: 134 1/8
Muzzle Non-Typical Non-Member: 131 3/8
Muzzle Typical Member: 109 7/8

3 Rifles were given away that night:
1-Head entry draw (.22 Savage Magnum)
2-Card Draw (.22-.250 Savage)
3-Card Draw (.270 Remington)

Draws for a smoker, .177 pellet gun (PAL required), and gift card were also made.  There was a table full of silent auction prizes to be won.  Huge Thank You to all those that donated towards this event.

Joining us this year were three vendors.  They had some great booths.  Jo Brook had a beautiful rack display.  Dusty Oaks had one cute stuffed black bear showcased.  Home Building Brandon offered some giveaways.
Please click to visit the vendor’s sites:
Dusty Oaks Taxidermy
Jo Brook Outdoors
Home Building Centre Brandon




 Buck Night 2018

Friends and families once again joined the Rivers and Area Game and Fish Association for their 22nd Annual Buck Night December 8th.  The event was held in the Redfern Hall in the Riverdale Community Centre.  Attention was focused on the 61 antlered deer heads. Jase Canam won the pellet gun donated by Brandon Home Building Centre.  Justin Usunier won the head entry draw for a .22 Savage Magnum rifle.  Two rifles were given away in bucket draws.  The winners Les McAdam and Bruce Macdonald will enjoy a .22-250 Savage Trophy Hunt and a .270 Remington. Big thanks to Home Building Centre in Brandon and Rivers and Jo Brook Outdoors for their contributions.  Also a huge thanks to our volunteers and those that donated to the bag draws.  A light dinner of chili and a bun was made possible by our club chef Richard English with meat from The Farmer’s Field.

Archery Member:No Entry
Archery Non-member: Cody Denbow – 181 4/8
Junior Member: No Entry
Junior Non-Member: Levi Best – 115 7/8
Ladies Rifle Member: Robin Cripps – 116 2/8
Ladies Rife Non-Member: Sarah Speers – 140 7/8
Ladies Rifle Non-Member Non-Typical: Rhonda Foote – 97 7/8
Muzzle Loader Member Typical: Kelvin Lamb – 115 0/8
Muzzle Loader Non-member Typical: Mark Neustaedter – 112 5/8
Muzzle Loader Member Non-Typical: Roger Beaudin – 97 0/8
Muzzle Loader Non-member Non-Typical: Chris McCoy – 100 4/8
Men’s Rifle Member: Doug Cripps – 138 1/8
Men’s Rifle Non-Member Typical: Brodie Dinwoodie – 149 6/8
Men’s Rifle Member Non-Typical: Ross Taylor – 125 3/8
Men’s Rifle Non-Member Non-Typical: Kenny Macdonald – 185 3/8

Buck Night  2017

A record crowd of approx. 200 people crammed into the Redfern Hall Dec. 2nd for the 21st annual trophy buck night.  A record number of 69 heads were entered.  The head entry rife was won by Tyler Spring of Rivers.  Card draws were won by Felicity Cavell of Oak River and Nadine Vickery of Rivers.  Many prizes donated from members, merchants from Riverdale, Brandon, and surrounding area made the event a success.  Chili and a bun was provided by our association chef Richard English.  Building displays from Home Building Center and Cabelas were present.  All funds raised by the association are kept within the surrounding area supporting community projects such as the Wetlands Centre of Excellence and upkeep of the River’s boat launch area including dock.