2012-13 Elk Contest
Bull Elk Contest 2012-13
CouesWhitetail.com will be sponsoring the 3rd annual Bull Elk Contest! We know a lot of you have elk tags this year and you can win some great prizes in this contest.
We are currently accepting donations for additional prizes. This can be hunting equipment, books, or money to help pay for shipping the prizes to winners. If you have something you would like to donate, please email Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Eligibility: This contest is open to registered members of CouesWhitetail.com and their immediate families living in the same home (i.e.- husband, wife, son, daughter, sister, brother). If your family members who are not living with you in the same home, or your hunting buddies, are not forum members, please have them register for the forums. You must be a registered forum member before your hunt starts in order to enter your elk in the contest. Elk must be taken legally between August 1, 2012 and January 15, 2013 from any of the Western States. If you have multiple tags, i.e. from different states, you may enter the elk from each hunt. Guided hunts and elk taken on Indian Reservations are allowed in this contest (if we get enough prizes and entries, we may separate these out into their own category later).
Youth (ages 10-17) – largest bull elk
Youth (ages 10-17) – smallest bull elk
Archery Typical- Highest P&Y gross Typical frame bull elk
Archery Non-typical- Highest P&Y gross Non-typical bull elk
Rifle/Muzzleloader – Typical – highest gross B&C Typical frame bull elk
Rifle/Muzzleloader- Non-typical – highest gross B&C Non-typical bull elk
Best Field Photo of Harvested Elk(aka “Hero/Trophy” Photo) – Based on composition
& quality of photograph, not antler size.This post may help with the taking of your photo:
Best Spirit-of-the-Hunt Photograph- Captures the spirit and moment of the hunt. These
may include photos of packing, hiking, glassing, camp, scenery with hunters, etc.
(Field photos of harvested elk excluded). This category means you can possibly win something even if you do not harvest an elk.
(Note: An elk may be entered in only one scoring
category, ie. not in both typical and non-typical)
Entry Fees & Prize Donations. There is no fee required to enter the contest. You may wish to donate a piece of hunting equipment to the prize packages. Prize donations are not required, but are appreciated. You may also send a financial donation to help with shipping or purchasing of the prizes. To donate monetarily, please send the money through PayPal on the CWT.com home page and note it is for the contest. You may contact Amanda regarding your donation. Prize packages, and the number of places, will depend upon the number of prizes donated.
1. You must have registered in the CouesWhitetail.com forum before your hunt started.
2. Post your picture and hunt story in the CouesWhitetail.com forum. If you have difficulty posting a picture, this thread may help, or asking another member will certainly get it done. http://www.coueswhitetail.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=3721
3. Then, E-mail Amanda@coueswhitetail.com the field photo of you and your elk, its gross B&C/P&Y score, and a link to the story you posted. Amanda will post pictures on the home page and in this contest thread.
If you do not post a story, photo, and email the info to Amanda@coueswhitetail.com, you will not be entered in the contest. If you just wish to share your hunt but not enter the contest, then do not send Amanda your link, photo and score.
The contest will close Jan 15, 2013. Entry photos with info/story must be posted in the forums and received by Amanda by January 19, 2013.
How to Score your elk
If you can, please have an official measurer score your elk. You can find official measurers on the Boone and Crockett or Pope and Young websites. If you can’t get an official measurer, please use the following links to help you measure it correctly.
$500 off an elk shoulder mount (or can be applied to any other type of taxidermy work) by Dan Lee at Artist Touch Taxidermy. There is no expiration date on this offer.
10 day rental of Swarovski Spotting Scope or 15×56 Bino and tripod, including shipping (retail value $240) donated by Optics4Rent.com
Covert Trail Camera donated by CouesWhitetail.com. Read more about these cameras.
Bobby Boido (aka luckysob) of A-1 Mattress is donating a camping pad which can range in size from a cot to a RV size bed, up to 60×75. Value up to $375.
Sportsman’s Warehouse has donated $100 (4 – $25 cards) worth of Gift Cards.
Gila Outdoor has donated $100 gift certificate.
Cameraland donated mugs and hats.
Two Havalon Knives donated by CouesWhitetail.com
5 CouesWhitetail.com Tshirts donated by CouesWhitetail.com – winner selects style, color, size