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Scoot

2013 Photo Contest- Archery Pics only please

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Scoot

We're going to repeat our photo contest from last year. We're going with the same rules and same details. As of right now, I don't have any prizes to give away, so if you have anything you'd like to offer, please let me know. It's more about pride than big prizes, but I'm very open to anyone willing to donate a prize or two...

Please feel free to post your pics below...

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Scoot

Here's a copy/paste of the rules and regs from last year.

In the interest of encouraging bowhunters in learning to take better hunting photos and in sharing them, I would like to start a 2012 HSO photo contest. This contest will not be judged on how large a critter one takes, but rather on the quality of the photo they submit. Such things as composition, tastefulness, focus, background, lack of blood, etc. will weigh much heavier than will the size of the animal. All things being close to equal, then size may play a small part.

Photos will be submitted simply by posting on the photo thread, which will be posted as “2012 HSO Photo Contest”. That thread will start at some future date. Please don't post your pics in this thread.

It will be open to any HSOer, as long as the photo/photos they submit were:

(1) Taken while hunting with a bow and arrow. (2) Taken in the calendar year of 2012. (3) Taken on the North American Continent (4) Taken within a State, Country, or Province that requires a hunting license or a carcass tag for that species. (5) taken using fair chase practices.

Each entrant can submit three photos in each of the two categories. Category 1 will be the “Hero Shot” category- this is just as it sounds. Pictures in this category will be of a hunter and an animal he’s successfully taken with is bow and arrow. This can be a “classic hero shot” or something different, but pics of hunters and their harvested game animals will go in this category. Category 2 will be “Non-Hero Shot” and these pictures will include everything that’s not included in the Hero Shot category. Importantly, these pictures must be taken while in the process of archery hunting. They can be anything from sunsets, live deer, live bears, flowers, an old oak tree, a blood trail, etc. You get the idea…

Both of these categories are included in hopes of getting people to carry their cameras in the field with them. The non-hero shot category especially was included to get people to carry their cameras with them and hopefully to get people to take those cameras out and use them frequently.

Down the line, I would like three HSOers who are no entered in the contest and who have some photography knowledge, to volunteer to be the judges and untimely select the winner/winners. I will not name the people who judge the photos and I will not be one of the judges (so don’t blame me if you don’t win and think you should have!)

I’m in the process of rounding up prizes for this contest. My goal is to have a 1st – 3rd place prize for each division. As of now several HSO staff members have generously offered to donate prizes to help run the contest. If anyone else would like to offer something up for a prize for the contest, please PM me. Some of the prizes are really nice (e.g., a new trail camera) and some of them are more modest (e.g., the two prize packages I put together). Hopefully a few more people will contact me and offer something- if anyone does this, I’ll gladly include information about the person who offered the prize as a sort of advertising for the kind person who donates it (if they’d like this).

The contest will close at the end of legal shooting light on Dec. 31st. Any photos entered after that will not be considered. If anyone needs help getting a picture loaded for the contest, please let me know and I’ll gladly take care of it for you if you can e-mail me the photo.

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Archerysniper

Awesome Scoot it was a blast last year and I will definitely throw a prize in again this year.

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dukhnt

For the second year in a row it looks like I get to start things off.

Hero shot

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And a couple non-hero shots

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I can't wait to see everyone's photos from the upcoming season!

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certified jumbo

Really like the second pic. Congrats.

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Rippinlip

Really like the second pic. Congrats.

+1

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bigbucks

Very cool, funky horns on that bull.

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DonBo

Hero:

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Non Hero:

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13 Hours up on this windmill made for a long day.

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dukhnt

Really like the second pic. Congrats.

That was one of my favorites from the trip as well.

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Archerysniper

I love your wind mill pic Don

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certified jumbo

The wind mill pic is cool!!

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DonBo

Come on guys, we had a lot of fun with this last year. Lets see those pics!

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Archerysniper

Hero

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Archerysniper

Hero

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DonBo

Nice buck Sniper, you should be proud.

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Scoot

That's a great buck Sniper!

Yes, it's been really quiet in here for this contest-- let's see 'em!!! I'd share some of my own, but I'm a little thin on hero pics so far this year. blush I should have a few non-hero shots to pick from though. smile

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Whopper Stopper

I think the comments and chatter detracts from a strictly photo thread.

WS

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Scoot

I think the comments and chatter detracts from a strictly photo thread.

You may be right, WS. However, I think the lack of photos really detracts from the photo thread! smile

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NoWiser

Non Hero - Wyoming Sept. 2013

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I was going to wait until I posted my story before I posted any pictures up here, but this thread needs some photos!

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DonBo

but this thread needs some photos!

And that is great one!

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hugonian1

Hero

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Scott K

Nice deer!

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DonBo
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Gully24

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Bow Hunting in Camp Ripley

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perchking

Way to go Bruce, that is a dandy...

Congrats.

Hero

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