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Thread: 2024 BIG GOBBLER FUN CONTEST - Rules and Registration Thread

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    2024 BIG GOBBLER FUN CONTEST - Rules and Registration Thread

    The 2024 spring turkey season will soon be here - now is your chance to sign up.

    This year I'm using simplified rules and scoring, so make sure you read it before entering. There will be a prizes for the lucky winners, for the highest single score, highest double score (for those who fill two tags), maybe more.

    So far this year we have the following confirmed prize donations:

    1. Primos - Power Crystal Pot Call - donated by genec
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    2. Primos - A Frame Double Mouth Call - donated by genec
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    3. OOD Camo Hat - donated by OOD & Moderator finsfurfeathers
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    4. Stoneboat Farm & Sugarbush - fresh 2024 Maple Syrup – my own homebrew!


    Let me know if you want to donate a prize - shoot me a PM.

    Disclaimer: This contest is for FUN only. It is being run by for the members of the ONTARIO OUT OF DOORS Community. It is NOT run by ONTARIO OUT OF DOORS, its affiliates, staff, forum moderators or the O.F.A.H. All questions and concerns regarding this contest or sub-forum should be directed to me by PM on this site. The prizes are a bonus, the bragging rights are enormous, and the fame will follow you for life.......

    Contest officially opens half an hour before sunrise on April 25 and will be updated regularly. You must sign up BEFORE April 25 (ie - by midnight on April 24th)

    SIGN-Up by simply replying to this thread indicating your interest in participating and I will add you to the list.

    Please read the Rules and Scoring Methods before signing up. I will be keeping track of scores and will update a separate thread called 2024 Leader Board periodically. Contest winners will be announced A.S.A.P.

    Also please remember this is a FUN contest, and this means that it is supposed to be fun for everyone, myself included. There will be zero tolerance for any moaning or complaining. If you can't play nicely and have fun, you will be removed from the contest, period. To be SUPER clear - I reserve the right to waive, modify or reinterpret the rules as I see fit, at any time, based on the circumstances. If you think I have been unfair in running this contest in the past, and you can't accept these conditions, please do not enter and have a good season.

    Scores will be determined as follows:

    TO ENTER A BIRD IN THE CONTEST YOU MUST DO YOUR BEST TO POST A MINIMUM OF 4 PICTURES after you have tagged your bird:

    1. Your first picture should be of THE BIRD AND WHAT YOU USED TO HARVEST THE BIRD: gun or bow. Bird and firearm used must be in the picture. You may or may not be present in your photo. I encourage you to be in your picture to show off your achievement.

    2. Your second picture must show A CLEAR MEASUREMENT IN INCHES OR MM OF THE LONGEST SPUR (note: spurs are measured along the outside curvature from the point at which the spur protrudes from the scaled leg skin to the tip of the spur)

    3. Your third picture must show A CLEAR MEASUREMENT IN INCHES OR MM OF THE LONGEST BEARD IN ITS ENTIRETY (note: beards are measured from skin to tip for longest length and must be attached to the bird for at least one of the pictures) I may request a second beard picture with a close up of the measurement. At least one photo must show the entire beard. The longest portion, even if it is only one strand, will be used in the calculation.

    4. Your fourth picture must show the date and time notched on your tag. (Note - feel free to cover your name with your thumb in the pic - I don't want your personal info, just legal bird entires). Furthermore, each entry must be submitted the day of the harvest or the following day - this allows for the leaderboard to be updated as the season goes along, and makes for an exciting finish. Delayed entries will be disqualified.

    This is how the scoring will work:

    (Longest Spur Length x 20) + (Longest Beard Length x 2) + (Method of Harvest Bonus) = Total Score

    Method of Harvest Bonus:

    Shotgun: 0 points
    Bow: 5 points

    The following conversions may help you with your scores:

    1/16 = 0.0625 .............. 2/16 or 1/8 = 0.1250
    3/16 = 0.1875 .............. 4/16 or 1/4 = 0.2500
    5/16 = 0.3125 .............. 6/16 or 3/8 = 0.3750
    7/16 = 0.4375 .............. 8/16 or 1/2 = 0.5000
    9/16 = 0.5625 .............. 10/16 or 5/8 = 0.6250
    11/16 = 0.6875 ............. 12/16 or 3/4 = 0.7500
    13/16 = 0.8125 ............. 14/16 or 7/8 = 0.8750
    15/16 = 0.9375

    Example:
    Beard = 10 1/2" .................................................. ........................ 10.5 x 2 = 21
    Longest Spur = 1 1/8"............................................. ... ................. 1.125 x 20 = 22.5
    Harvested By Cross Bow .................................................. ......... Bonus = 5

    48.5 Total Points

    Its also not just about the score, tell us your story! Or post a video of your hunt (have you ever tried to do this, it is waaaay harder than just hunting. Help others learn what worked for you, and for those who can't get out, or haven't got a bird yet, or are stuck at work wishing they were turkey hunting, let them live vicariously through your successful hunt!

    Final Note: I need to be able to see the whole beard in the interest of fairness. I may request additional pictures if something isn't absolutely clear. If there is a tie in the scoring, I will put the names in a hat and randomly draw a winner.

    If you have any questions or comments feel free to PM me.

    Please post your scores and pics on my other thread called (2024 BIG FUN GOBBLER CONTEST LEADERBOARD - OFFICIAL THREAD TO POST YOUR SCORES AND PICS )

    Hunt safe, have fun and good luck to all who enter!
    Last edited by Lenny; April 16th, 2024 at 08:57 AM. Reason: Added prizes

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    sign me up, with the difficulty to post pics should be a shoe in to win
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    Count me in!

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    Count me in!

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    I'm in!

    Just need the time off, weather to cooperate, and oh ya actually see a legal bird this year.

    I would have a better chance of winning the 6-49.... lol
    Last edited by bellerivercrossbowhunter; April 2nd, 2024 at 12:18 PM.

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    I’m in and thanks for running it again Lenny
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    I'm in. Screw #1 and 2. I want third for some of that maple syrup.
    The wilderness is not a stadium where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, it is the cathedral where I worship.

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    I'm in as well, and thanks for running this again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Species8472 View Post
    I'm in. Screw #1 and 2. I want third for some of that maple syrup.
    I second that lol
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    Sign me up! Hoping to get my first bird

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