Garden State Deer Classic

Thursday through Sunday
August 11-14, 2022

Garden State Outdoor Sports Show Moves to August 11 - 14

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show is being rescheduled from January 6-9 to August 11-14, 2022 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison. The show will still feature the popular Garden State Deer Classic, and will include hunters from both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 deer hunting seasons!

Information and updates regarding the show will be posted here as they become available.

List of Winners, 2020 Deer Classic (pdf, 215kb)
All-time Top 10 List

The annual Garden State Deer Classic features outstanding white-tailed deer harvested during the previous year's hunting seasons and recognizes the hunters who took them. The deer had been entered in the Outstanding White-tailed Deer Program.

The Deer Classic is held at the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison. The 2022 show and Deer Classic will take place Thursday through Sunday, August 11-14 - an event ideal for sportsmen and sportswomen and for exhibitors, drawing 40,000 sporting enthusiasts.

The Deer Classic is jointly sponsored by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife, the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, United Bowhunters of New Jersey, and the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show.

A highlight of the Classic each year is a stunning display featuring some of New Jersey's largest bucks. The 2022 event will culminate in an awards ceremony on Sunday, August 14.

Winners of the 2020 Deer Classic
2020 Deer Classic winners assemble with their deer.

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As part of the Deer Classic, division biologists are present the entire time to answer questions and discuss management strategies, goals and issues. Hunting and fishing equipment manufacturers' pro-staffers, division biologists and others also conduct seminars on various topics.

For seminar information please visit the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show website.
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List of Winners, 2020 Deer Classic (pdf, 215kb)
   2020 Winners Photo
Winners of the 2019 Deer Classic (pdf, 140kb)
   2019 Winners Photo
Winners of the 2018 Deer Classic (pdf, 125kb)
   2018 Winners Photo
Winners of the 2017 Deer Classic (pdf, 90kb)
   2017 Winners Photo
Winners of the 2016 Deer Classic (pdf, 90kb)
   2016 Winners Photo
Winners of the 2015 Deer Classic (pdf, 55kb)
   2015 Winners Photo
Winners of the 2014 Deer Classic
Winners of the 2013 Deer Classic
Winners of the 2012 Deer Classic
Winners of the 2011 Deer Classic
Winners of the 2010 Deer Classic
Winners of the 2009 Deer Classic
Winners of the 2008 Deer Classic
Winners of the 2007 Deer Classic
Winners of the 2006 Deer Classic
Winners of the 2005 Deer Classic
Winners of the 2004 Deer Classic
Winners of the 2003 Deer Classic

Outstanding Deer Program and All-time Winners Lists