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Mt. Sterling, Illinois


The Brown County Deer Classic is the number one annual fundraiser for St. Mary Catholic School in Mt Sterling, Illinois.


Hundreds of sportsmen and women from the tri-state area gather inside the school's gymnasium for a night of fun, fellowship, food and prizes. All proceeds from the event go towards critical operational funding for the school.

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It's Back!

The Deer Classic you know and love is coming back this year! Finally, after two years of adjusting to meet pandemic protocols, we can now bring the event back like it was before. Imagine...

  • Outside Game/Beer Tent

  • Our infamous Pork Chop Dinner 

  • More Prizes - More Giveaways!

  • Pluck The Buck

  • Entertaining Skits 

  • Veterans Honors / Prizes

  • And so much more!

You Do NOT want to miss this year's event - we promise!


Live Broadcast

Even though the Brown County Deer Classic is aiming for a more "traditional" event this year - we will still make the live broadcast available to those that cannot attend in person. 

The live broadcast will begin at 5:30 PM on November 12, 2022, on our YouTube Channel or you can watch it here on

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Watch Parties

Watch parties are back again! 


Host a Watch Party and invite your friends/family/pets to enjoy the Deer Classic live from your living room, shop, garage... whatever works! It's a fun way to experience the broadcasted show and you might even be able to win some prizes for participating. 

Tickets & Auction

Admission and prize package tickets are available for purchase now! CLICK HERE TO BUY

You can either buy them online or at Kassing Lumber in Mt. Sterling. Admission ticket sales to the school gymnasium will be first come first serve this year, (seating is limited - 300 seats to be specific) so don't wait to get yours before they sell out soon! We would love to have you in the house this year. 

We are also excited to feature one of our main prizes. - Don't miss your chance to win a brand new Sure Trac Utility Trailer valued at $3,000!

The popular loaded gun safe giveaway will be returning as well as a $1,000 shopping spree to Farm & Home Supply. Plus so many more prizes and giveaways. And as always guns, guns, and more guns!


Sullivan Auctioneers will be sponsoring this year's online auction again. Auction items will be open for bidding on Monday, November 1st with lots beginning to close at 8:30 PM during the Saturday, November 12th evening event. Click here to view our 2022 auction items!

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Send us a message if you have any questions, we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

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