Official Rules and Contest Info

Discussion in '2011 Deer Hunting Contest' started by rockinchair, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. rockinchair

    rockinchair Die Hard Bowhunter

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    This contest is free and anyone can sign up to be on a team. Once the sign-up period has ended we will pick teams. The amount of teams and number of people per team will be based on the total number of participants. Each team will then be allowed to have their own separate team thread where members can chat back and forth about their seasons, and of course talk smack to other teams.

    The official scorecard thread will be posted as soon as teams are drawn. When you kill a deer you are expected to post your photos, score, and other information in that thread. The scorecard will be updated by a staff member as we have time.

    If you shoot a deer before the contest officially starts, you will be allowed to post it once you have been assigned to a team. Speaking of which, the contest will officially run from September 1st to January 15th this year. I understand that some seasons run longer, but for the sake of keeping people interested we're going to end it mid-January. At that time a winner will be announced, and you'll have bragging rights for the next 12 months and a gift certificate to the Bowhunting.com shopping cart.

    Scoring system will be as follows:

    Each participant is allowed to enter ONE antlered deer. This must be the FIRST antlered deer that you harvest during the season. If you are fortunate enough to harvest a 2nd antlered deer, it will not be eligible for this contest.

    Score will be based on GROSS total score using the P&Y scoring system. All measurements must be listed at time when score is posted. If anyone has any problems with scoring, please ask for help first.

    Mule Deer and Blacktail deer will not have a multiplier for the inches of antler that the animal scores. Whatever the gross score is will count as your final score.

    Each participant is also allowed to enter ONE antlerless deer as well. Antlerless deer, regardless of size, will count as 50 points.

    Rules for entry:

    1. All deer entered into this contest must be harvested legally within the laws and regulations of the state or province in which it was harvested. This contest is only for fun so please, don't break the law.

    2. All deer entered into this contest must be harvested with archery equipment only. After all, this is Bowhunting.com. This includes compound bows, traditional equipment, or crossbows. This also means you can't shoot a deer with a gun and enter it into this contest.

    3. All entries must be accompanied by a minimum of TWO (2) photos of the hunter with the deer and your archery equipment in the picture. If you can manage to take one picture, you can also manage to move 4 feet to the side and take another one. It's not that hard. There will be NO exceptions to this rule this year. Two photos with hunter, deer, and bow in photo or it won't count. I was lenient with this last year. If you submit a deer without two photos, it will not count. Consider this your warning. This goes for both does as well as bucks.
    3a. If you harvest the deer on film and can provide footage of you shooting the animal along with post-recovery footage including hunting, animal, and bow, that will suffice in place of two photos. Footage must be posted online for everyone to see.

    4. Along with your photo (or video) you must post the date and time in which the deer was shot as well.


    5. If possible, provide a list of the following information along with your harvest photos. We want to know what kind of gear everyone is using. This is optional. If you don't list your equipment, your deer will still count.
    Bow Make/Model
    Broadhead Make/Model/Weight
    Arrow Make/Model
    Rest Make/Model
    6. Above all else, have fun! Don't change the way you hunt for a contest, no matter where it is. If you see a deer that you want to shoot that is going to make you happy then by all means shoot it. Don't worry about what people will think. We're all bowhunters and we should all support each other's decisions on what type of animals we choose to harvest, regardless of size or age.

    7. If a buck's rack scores less than 50 points, a minimum score of 50 will be applied. This is known as the "Fergie Clause". This does NOT apply to button bucks. The buck must be a legally "antlered" deer in your state and have a scorable rack.

    8. Beginning this year, if you have shot a deer and post the two photos in your team thread, however, do not post the photos and enter it in the Official Scorecard you will be banned from future contests. Last year we had an instance where a team was cost several hundred points because their teammates were too lazy to post their entry in the Official Scorecard. If you can post your harvest in your team thread, you can post it in the scorecard. This is a friendly competition, but it is not fair your teammates to have to suffer due to your laziness.

    If anyone has any questions or concerns about the rules or scoring please post them here, pm me or another staff member or you can e-mail me at cody@bowhunting.com and I gladly assist you!

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Sticknstringarchery

    Sticknstringarchery Grizzled Veteran

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    Could it be possible to post a thread on how to score? I am new to this and have never seen it done. Heck most all of the people I know that have harvested a buck have never had them scored.
     
  3. virginiashadow

    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    I'm guessing you mean do post In the score card thread and don't forget like last year?
     
  5. rockinchair

    rockinchair Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Right.

    Last year a couple teammates showed off their deer in their team thread but didn't post it in the scorecard. That's just unfair to their team members.
     
  6. Sticknstringarchery

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  7. Born2Hunt

    Born2Hunt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    If you want couldn't you cheat like if you shot a small 6 pt right away and waited until you shot a huge 10 or bigger and turn that picture in instead and if you didnt just turn the small 6pt in.....just curious i know i wouldnt cheat i would be honest but im sure there are people thinking the same
     
  8. dawg007

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    What is the BONUS for beating Team 6? LOL
     
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    You get thongs in the camo pattern of your choice! :tu:
     
  10. Sticknstringarchery

    Sticknstringarchery Grizzled Veteran

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    I guess if you shoot a big 10 late in the season and enter it, we should all be a little suspitious huh? :busted:
     
  11. dawg007

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    But you forgot the rest of it! .....pattern of you choice and get to pick what Team 6 member you want to wear it!
     
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    Would there be a multiplier for sika deer? I hunt Maryland's Eastern Shore and they are absolutely everywhere. Not to mention more fun to hunt than whitetails....almost.
     
  13. in da woods

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    how is it that team 6 is already established? I thought that new teams are selected every year. when will u pick the teams?
     
  14. GABowhunter

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    The champions from the previous season stay together the next year. It is the only pre-established team.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Drop the hammer on a velvet buck Troy!
     
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    I will try Brett, I see Cody answered my ? in the sign up.. I open up August 30th. Day of drawings!
     
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    Troy, are you finding some shooters again this year? I am back in Montana again..but after your advice last year and some serious scouting I was able to get my dad on a 176'' North Idaho giant!
     
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    Don't worry ... you wont ;)
     
  19. KodiakArcher

    KodiakArcher Die Hard Bowhunter

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    For every rule set there's an equally big set of ways to bend or break them. It relies on everyone's integrity. I shot 2 Sitka blacktail bucks last year on the same trip. The first one was missing the rack on one side and I didn't see that when I shot him. The second was a dandy 4 pt that went way into P&Y scoring. I could have easily switched the story as to which I shot first when I got back from the trip but my team mates were burdened by my honesty and suffered a 20 pt. loss on that one. Nobody had any less fun because of it though.
     
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    Anyone that would cheat on an internet deer contest needs to get their head examined ... Rob, you are honorable ... I remember one guy that cheated a few years ago ... I just don't get it
     

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