Big Buck moved to May 1

SEAZSC President Wade Sanders speaks with Bryley Soto, who won third place in 2017 in the youth whitetail weight competition. - Gila Valley Central Photo

SAFFORD — Hunters waiting to learn who has bragging rights for the year will have to wait just a bit longer.

South Eastern Arizona Sportsmen Club announced that, due to the ongoing pandemic, the annual Big Buck event is being moved from February to May 1.

Tickets remain on sale and any tickets already purchased will still be honored on the new date.

This year’s raffle is for CanAm HD 10 and trailer, and funds raised go into habitat restoration and youth hunter education programs.

For more information and locations to buy tickets, go to