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Is anyone going? This will be my second year and it's a great time and I'm sure you will have a sore shoulder the next day from flinging arrows.

Re: Alma border battle


** Read Carefully **

1. Night time tournament will begin 8pm, Saturday, June 9th, 2012 and end at 6am Sunday, June 10th, 2012.

2. When arriving at the tournament PLEASE register as soon as possible.

3. Registration will close 15 minutes prior to the tournament starting.

4. Release forms must be signed and on record for each participant of the tournament.

5. Identification of person(s) participating is required upon request.

6. All boats are subject to inspection.

7. It is the responsibility of tournament participants to know and obey state and local fish, game, and boating laws. Any violations will result in disqualification.

8. Only legal rough fish are to be counted.

9. No cheating will be allowed. If you are caught cheating you will be automatically disqualified.

10. No un-sportsman like conduct will be tolerated. Teams will keep a minimum of 25 yards from one another whenever possible.

11. Fish entries must be taken with bow (compound, recurve, longbow, or crossbow with permit) and a single fish point only.

12. No fish points or arrows with explosives or other shocking devices will be allowed.

13. All arrows must have a line attached to it for retrieval. This line must be attached to a reel on the bow.

14. No snares, dip nets, or gigs will be allowed in boats. Gaff hooks may be used to land big fish.

15. No shooting on tournament waters 24 hours prior to the start of the tournament.

16. No baiting or chumming of fish.

17. All air boats or fan motors must have a suitable shroud protecting the fan blade.

18. Alcoholic beverages are PROHIBITED in boats during tournament hours.

19. All contestants must leave with their boat from the tournament site at sendoff. Wade fishing (leaving the confines of the boat) is legal. Trailering is allowed.

20. Each team will be allowed the use of only one boat during the tournament. If mechanical trouble requires the use of another boat, that boat must be inspected before leaving the tournament site.

21. Tournament hosts and sponsors will not be responsible for accidents or lost property.

22. A penalty of one fish or 10lbs per minute will be assessed to any team returning late for up to 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, any teams not reported in will be disqualified. Penalty fish will be removed by the penalized team. NO grace period will be extended in big fish pot. Late teams are disqualified from Big Fish pot.

23. Registration fees are $20.00 per person (no fee for youth 16 & under) for either category. No team will be allowed to participate until a registration fee is paid. A team may shoot in either the Big 30 or Total Numbers category, but not both in the same tournament. 1 to 3 persons teams only. ALL participants of tournament, either category, must enter the Big Fish Pot at $5.00 per shooter.

24. Non LLBA or WBA members will be required to pay a $10.00 per shooter operating fee.

25. Tournament boundaries will be between pools 4 & 5 (all waters between railroad tracks) on the Mississippi River.

26. Winners are determined by the total number of fish shot by each team in the Numbers category. Winners in the Big 30 category will be determined by the total weight of thirty (30) fish. Biggest fish will break tie.

27. Teams are responsible to have their biggest 30 fish separate and ready for weigh in.

28. All fish barrels should be labeled with owner’s name or phone number.

29. The awards for tournament will be presented as soon as possible after the check in. Awards will be given at 90% payback of registration fees, paying equal places and amounts to Total Numbers and Big Ten categories. 10% goes to the LLBA to fund promotions for bowfishing.

30. All participants must check out upon leaving the tournament. If leaving early, please leave token in can that is left at the launch site or specified vehicle stated at the tournament meeting.

31. Failure to comply with tournament rules will result in disqualification and entry fee WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

32. Disqualification: suspected transferring of fish between teams will result in disqualification of all teams involved. At no time is one team’s fish to be placed in another team’s boat. Disqualification procedure – 1) Bring to attention to tournament director. 2) Go in front of board (consisting of WBA or LLBA officers/representatives). 3) Go to a membership vote. Cheating will result in expulsion from the club for WBA and/or LLBA members. Proof must be indisputable.

33. The decision of tournament officials will be FINAL.

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