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HSO Forum Members 2008 Turkey Contest

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Rules 2008 HSO.com Forum Members Turkey Contest

The main purpose of this Contest is for the members to have some fun sharing their success and stories with a little friendly competition thrown in. Let's have some fun!

1. All birds submitted must have been harvested within the Rules and regulations of the state that they are hunted in.

2. Teams will be randomly assigned with equal,(as possible) assignment of youth hunters(those 17 or younger at the beginning or the Contest) and different subspecies hunted. Deadline for registration will be midnight(cdt) March 30, 2008 in the Contest Sign Up Thread. The teams will be posted as soon as they are determined and entered onto the site.

Each team will consist of up to 6 hunters. At the start the teams will be named FM Forums 1, 2, 3... Teams can come up with their own name at anytime. Please decide on that one name before having the default one change,(no multiple name changes allowed).

3. Submitting birds for scoring. There will be a submission form posted for use by the start of the Contest.

You will need to get a witness for the measurements of spur, beard and weight. Both you and the witness will need to sign the form verifying the measurement as being correct. All measurements will need to need in standard measurement,(Inches/pounds).

In addition to the submission form members will need to post three photos,(there will be a submission thread for this). If you need help posting pics let me or your team mates know. One a close up of the spurs with a ruler/tape measure showing length,(you may need two pics if the spurs are different lengths). Also a second photo with a close up of the beard doing the same. The last picture should be of you,(the happy hunter with your face mask pull down) holding up your beautiful bird. We want to see the whole bird as well as what you look like. One of these photos should also have your 2008 filled turkey tag in it. If your state does not use a tag system then write the date the bird was taken on a piece of paper and include it in one of your photos.

When the Contest starts there will be also be a thread to submit your filled out form. If you are not able to submit you bird online, send Borch an email and we'll make arrangements to have it mailed and posted.

4. Scoring of the bird will be based on the NWTF scoring system. Each member will be able to score one bird(the first bird taken for your season even if you are allowed more than one) for the Contest.

The top 4 scores for each team will be used to calculate the team's final score. The team with the highest final score will be the winning team.

Also in addition to the team competition we'll have an individual youth,( those 17 or younger at the beginning of the Contest) and adult competition. We'll use the same bird and score for the bird submitted to the team competition. The highest scoring bird will be the winner. There will also be a consolation prize for the lowest scoring bird entered into the contest. Prizes will be announced at a later time.

5. The Contest will run from April 5, 2008 until June 12, 2008. Awards/prizes will be awarded to the winning teams after the Contest completion.

The 2008 HSO.com Forum Members Turkey Quest is a Contest created and operated independently by HSO.com forum members and is not officially sanctioned or managed by the site itself

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woody1975

My first time entering the contest this year and I just had one question: How many birds can you enter?

I may be going to the Black Hills also this year.

Thanks

DL

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Scott M

Enter the first you shot.

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woody1975

Got it - Thanks

DL

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Borch

It's addressed under #4 of the rules.

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4. Scoring of the bird will be based on the NWTF scoring system. Each member will be able to score one bird(the first bird taken for your season even if you are allowed more than one) for the Contest.

Just to be fair to those who nly have the opportunity for one bird.

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mnhunter2

Any chance to get on a team or is it to late?

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Borch

 Originally Posted By: mnhunter2
Any chance to get on a team or is it to late?

Sorry registration ended Monday night for the contest. There are lots of folks who are not in the contest including myself that will be checking if here frequently though. Definitely share any stories and pics here in the turkey forums.

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Borch

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Turkey Contest 2008

Complete this form with your turkey’s measurements. Include photos of your turkey’s spurs and beard with a ruler or tape measure. Include in one of the photos your turkeys filled out tag or slip of paper with the date of the harvest. The turkey’s weight must be witnessed and signed by you and the witness below on this form.

Forum Member:____________________ Date:_____________

Team Name: _________________________________

Youth Hunter(17 or younger):Yes _______ No ________

Turkey Subspecies: _____________________

State/Province Bird was Harvested In: ____________________

Turkey’s Stats

Beard Length ____________inches

Spur Length ® _________inches (L)_________inches

Weight ___________ pounds

The certify that the measurements listed above are accurate to the best of my ability.

Forum Member: ________________________ Date:_________

Witness: _____________________________ Date:_________

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Hoyt4

Borch,I missed this form I was on the trip already once I have pictures can you let me know if the bird will ok or not?

Just got back I will have photos.We had to rush and get them done because rain started to come down and we where breaking camp.I hope I coverd the rules,the contest form was not out by time I left on the 4th.We had a great hunt when I left today we had 6 birds for 4 guys.One guy in camp was on his third tag.I brought him out this morning called in a great looking merriam all white and he missed at 10 yards oh well that's how it goes.I did end up taking a 19.6 long beard on the 8th .My long beard had 4 beards I will put that all in once I get the pictures.I had a witness sign a sheet a paper with the date and a picture of him with the bird I just don't know how the photos will turn out with the measurements.If they don't work I will be back in SD next week.

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waltinader

whats the larest turket you have ever shot?

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Borch

Hoyt4,

Just get one of the guys who witnessed the bird and measures to sign the form or if all the measurement info is there the handwritten sheet will work. Otherwise it can be filled out later so you're ok.

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Hoyt4

Thanks Borch

I had him sign a piece of paper with the date and took a picture of him with the bird also.If that will not work I will try and get him to sign the form.

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