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1.) Swamp Fox - 04/27/2015
This thread is [B][SIZE=5][COLOR="#FF0000"]NOT[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B] for reporting your kill, telling your stories, making fun of the contestants, or general jaw-jacking. You can do that here:


Please keep this thread clean and simple so people don't have to dig for scores among too many posts.
2.) Swamp Fox - 04/27/2015
If you're new around here, or not from these parts, please note the changes to the rules you may be used to.

1-A picture of you, the bird, and weapon posted to the Kill Reporting Thread within ten days of the kill. Provide the date of the kill, the measurements and the total score for your bird in the Reporting Thread, along with the story (if you'd like). This year, we're also going to post a turkey recipe or cooking tip along with or ASAP after the kill report. You can write out a full recipe, summarize one, provide a cooking tip or post a link to a recipe or cooking tip. In the event of a tie regarding bird measurements, the contestant or team with the most recipes/tips will be declared the winner. You do not need to kill a bird to post a recipe or tip, so a hunter who skunks can still help his team by placing in the contest this way.

2-A picture of the beard (still attached to the bird, DO NOT CUT OFF BEARD) and tape measure or ruler should show the length. Show entire length of beard and tape measure, including the tip. Measurement is to the end of the longest strand.

3-A picture of each spur and a tape measure showing the length. Spurs must still be attached to the legs. Measurement is along the outside centerline, so with spurs that have any curve to them, you'll need a flexible tape.

Scores will be determined by spur length x 10 plus beard length x 2. A vertical bow kill earns 10 bonus points. Providing weight is optional and will not count toward your score.

For instance:
Beard is 8.5" = 8.5x2=17 pts.
Spurs 1" & 1-1/8" = 2.125 total spur length x 10 = 21.25 pts.
Vertical Bow Kill Bonus Points: Plus 10

So: 17 + 21.25 = 38.25 pts. total for a gun or crossbow kill. A vertical bow kill would add 10 points for a total score of 48.25.

All kills to be scored to the nearest 1/8th inch.

Only 1 bird may be entered per contestant. If you take a bigger bird after you have entered one already, you may upgrade to the better bird. When you upgrade it will cancel out the previous entry. You must be registered for the contest prior to the date of your kill. You cannot kill a bird and enter it for a teammate.

Each member's bird will count toward the team's total points.

In the past, in the event of a tie, we said we'd match the teams' top bird, second bird, third bird, etc. until we had a higher score for one team. Instead of that, we're going to use the recipe/cooking tip thing described above as the tie-breaker. This eliminates the possibility that one slightly bigger bird in one team slot creates a victory over a more successful team effort on the other side (e.g., one bird from Team A beating two or three from Team B). In the event the recipe tie-breaker method does not result in a winner, the original top bird method will be the final deciding factor.
3.) Swamp Fox - 04/27/2015
Swamp Fox's Gobbler:

9.5 x 2 = 19

1 + 7/8 = 1 .875>>>>> x 10= 18.75

No bonus points for vertical bow

No bonus points for recipe (yet)

19 + 18.75 = 37.75 Total Points

Hunter's Gobbler:

9 X 2 = 18

1 + 1= 2>>>>>> x 10 = 20

No Bonus points for vertical bow

No bonus points for recipe (yet)

18 + 20 = 38 Total Points

We have a new leader on the board! Congrats, Hunter!
4.) Swamp Fox - 04/27/2015
Hunter represents Team 5, along with OHBH if he can enter a bird according to the contest rules (qualifying pictures, etc.)

I am hunting for Team Big Shoes (aka Team 2) along with ArcherXP.

Team 5 in the lead.
5.) Deerminator - 04/27/2015
We up here in central NYS start this Friday May 1st :tu:
good luck
6.) Swamp Fox - 04/27/2015
Good luck D! I hope you get a big 'un!...Or at least one that's perty....:grin:
7.) Swamp Fox - 04/27/2015
A reminder of the teams as of this moment...Also, please note from other threads that we would be willing to take late-entry contestants if the price is right. Surf around the site or PM me for details...

The teams for the epic 2015 Hunting Country Turkey Contest are these, as of this moment:

Team 1


Team 2 (Team Big Shoes)

Swamp Fox

Team 3 (Team BigFeet)


Team 4

Wild Bob

Team 5

OHBH (drafted by popular demand)

Team 86 (Just drafted)

Billly B

(If you all can decide on team names amongst yourselves, just let me know...It's more fun than just being a number, LOL.)