Spring Wild Turkey Contest

    Disclaimer: This contest is for FUN only. 

It is being run by GoHuntBirds.com as a playful way to promote Turkey hunting for the members of the GoHuntBirds.com Online Community. 

No members of our GoHuntBirds.com team actively take part in the contest.

 All questions and concerns regarding this contest should be directed to info@gohuntbirds.com only!!
 

Contest officially opens April 25th, 2018 and will be updated regularly on this page.

To participate, you must be an active member of the GoHuntBirds.com Facebook page and submit your entrance fee of $20 CDN via Cash, PayPal or Email Money Transfer to info@gohuntbirds.com BEFORE Friday April 13th, 2018 to be eligible.


WE ONLY TAKE 100 PARTICIPANTS!!


Contest is open to anyone who holds a valid Turkey Hunting License for the state or province they live in. 


Participants will submit their entries entirely with photos as depicted below:

Rules & Regulations

Hero Picture

  

Your first picture must show your bird and what you used to harvest it: shotgun, muzzle-loading shotgun, crossbow, compound bow or traditional bow. Bird and weapon used must be clearly displayed in picture. You also need to have in this picture the VALID ENTRY CARD from GoHuntBirds.com

You MUST be present in your photo!


Spur Length Picture

  

Your second picture must show a clear measurement in inches of the longest spur 

(note: spurs are measured along the outside curvature for longest length)    

Beard Length Picture

  

Your third picture must show a clear measurement in inches 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) A second beard picture may be requested with a close up of the measurement.

Take lots of pictures. 

Photo must show the entire beard.    

Scoring Methods


(Longest Spur Length x 40) + (Longest Beard Length x 5) + (Method of Harvest Bonus) + (Non-Typical Bonus)
 

Weight of the bird does not matter for scoring purposes in this contest!!

Method of Harvest Bonus:
 

Shotgun or Muzzle Loading Shotgun: 0 extra points
Crossbow: 5 extra points
Compound Bow: 10 extra points
Traditional Recurve Bow: 15 extra points
 

Typical Bird:
 

Example: Typical Bird
 

Beard = 10 1/2" ........................................................................ 10.5 x 5 = 52.5
Longest Spur = 1 1/8"............................................................... 1.125 x 40 = 45
Harvested By Compound Bow .......................................................... Bonus = 10
 

52.5 + 45 + 10 = 107.5 Total Points
 

Extra Bearded Birds
 

If a bird has two or more beards, then all beards must be visible in the photo and still attached to the bird.
 

10 points per each extra beard will be awarded.
 

Extra bearded bird bonus points will be awarded for the presence of the extra beard(s) not the size of the extra beards. Use longest beard for calculation and then points will be added to the score for each additional beard.
 

Example: Bird with 3 beards:
 

Beards = 10 1/2" & 4 1/2" & 3 1/2" ............................................................... 10.5 x 5 = 52.5
Longest Spur = 1 3/16" ........................................................................... 1.1875 x 40 = 47.5
Harvested By Shotgun .......................................................................................... Bonus = 0
Non-Typical Bonus (2 extra beards) ..................................................................... Bonus = 20
 

52.5 + 47.5 + 0 + 20 = 120 Total Points
 

Final Note: Additional pictures may be requested if something isn't absolutely clear.  

Try to take as many pictures as you can so that you have proper evidence of your harvest.
 

If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact Marc @ info@gohuntbirds.com


Contest Prizes

1st - Randy Verougstraete

$250 Cash will go to the person who finishes with the top score.  They will also receive a prize package from some of our contest partners. 

2nd - Tim Martin

The second place winner will receive a $150 gift certificate courtesy of Canadian Waterfowl Supplies as well as a prize package from some of our contest partners. 

3rd - Sheldon Evans

The third place prize will consist of a $50 gift certificate to Punisher Waterfowl along with a prize package from some of our contest partners. 

Just for entering

We have 3 prize packages set aside that will be given out randomly to 3 lucky participants. 


- Toni Cooper

- Jen Christensen

- Brian McRae

#TurkeyCamp 2019 Prize

One lucky entrant will get an invite for an all expenses paid trip to our 3rd annual #TurkeyCamp event will take place in May of 2019. 


Winning ticket number - 12599

"Thanks for Coming Out"

The participant who manages to have the lowest scored bird will receive a prize package from our contest partners. 


- Craig Lalonde

Updated Standings as of May 16th, 2018

Proceeds will benefit: