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spot messenger 2....for free
Folks, I decided to get an Inreach mini for my hunting trips. I have a spot messenger that was given to me, so I'm doing the same. Somebody's wife or S.O. will be happy that you can text her to tell her you're okay. Here's how I'll handle it.
Put your name in the thread with a number next to it, in sequential order: First poster is 1, second 2, etc. Next Friday at noon, I'll close the list. If there are 56 people wanting it, for example, I'll use a random number generator to pick a number between one and fifty six. Totally random.
Or, before we start, if anyone has a better idea as how to run it, I'm okay with changing the rules, just not after the contest starts. Contest starts 8 am MDT. Names prior to that time will not be entered into the contest.
I'll pay shipping. Your only cost is a free archery lesson to a deserving beginning archer. Honor system.....I trust you.
bk, have everyone interested post a picture of their wife/so when she's angry. Angriest wife wins, can't think of anyone who might need it more! Ha!
Oh, that's funny. But whoever judges who has the angriest wife would be in a tough spot.
Kevin If you want to draw 2 numbers, I’ve got one with a camo I’m looking to get rid of. Can’t think of a better way to do it.
Very kind of you BK. Very cool. I’m considering an InReach myself.
Kevin I'd throw my name in if your number is programmed in it. That way I can message you from my hunt this fall.
Yeah, "head to these coordinates with your backpack and help get him off the mountain."
I may do the same with you. Me and the ebike may get pretty tired after a few hours.
Jstephens, if you're in, great.....that would be two up for grabs to a deserving bowhunter.
Very generous, everyone enjoys the “pay it forward” threads including myself.
I say it’s yours to do as you please, your system is perfect, and it will give someone piece of mind who otherwise may not have had it.
I would like to be in on that,,,,,, no sure what you mean by putting a number on this thread though,,,,,, thanks
Could send one along with the K114 knife adventures...just a thought.
I guess I'll start...
I’m in, md5252 #2
8am MDT ...... it’s only 6:40 now lol
Here’s what I’ve got. Needs a new home.
Please count me in. #3 thanks!
I'm doing a random number generator to pick the winners. I just don't want to have to count all the entries. I have a very annoying cold today, and even adding is hard.
Groundhunter is 5, SitO is 6.
JDM lucky # 7. Great idea.
Oh then I’ll be 8? It’s confusing bc some didn’t put numbers in. As long as I have a number I’m fine lol
I'll throw my hat in the ring.
I'll join the fun. #10
Bowbender is 9, Arky called 8. You guys probably posted within seconds of each other.
Greg Simon. I’m in with 12
I believe he intended for y’all to pick a number, not count off. IDK, IDC!
Counting off is what I wanted since that maximizes the odds of selection. IF they just pick a number, there would be several blanks in the middle. This is easier.
Ohiohunter #13 since it was skipped and happens to be the luckiest number.
Bowhunter09 17 Very generous
Cowdoc, you're no. 22. Rattling junkie got 21.
My group could use one now with small kids... cmbbulldog 23
Glad someone is in charge.
in retrospect, I'm going to change one thing. Cutting off the contest Tuesday at midnight, so I can mail mine out this week. Best of luck to all.
Wild1 (Gary) #28 Thank you!
Very cool offer!!!
I have one already and it is a great thing for checking back to let everyone know everything is ok...
Good for you man
I would love to be in # 30
Count me in. #31
Thank you for the opportunity.
OK I'll take a shot with #33, Thanks
knothead #34 Not that my wife really cares much but at least I will look like someone was concerned about me when they find my bones.
Up to 36. A little over 14 hours to go, with the two winners being picked tomorrow morning. Best of luck to all.
In thanks 37. sorry for the triple post.
Very COOL! : )
I don't need one- I plan on getting a Garman In-reach soon.
Bad Karma, I just saw this and I have one I will give away to make it 3 for the drawing. Thanks Dan
Wow.....three to give away now. Great folks helping great folks.
Good thing to help keep in contact.
Geno here, I'll take number 42
I’ll take #45. Here you go Brotsky. In this pic she’s really not mad, that’s just her resting face ;) while waiting in line for a concert. Ought to give you an idea of what her angry face looks like. Ha
Geno, you're no. 44. And Link, that's real funny right there...
Guess that makes me #46. Very generous
3 Spots now up for grabs. Your odds are 1/15.3, much better than a standard raffle considering that there's no entry fee.
I guess I'll take 47...must have tied with Bowfisher
It's happened a few times. I've corrected a couple. Want everyone to have an equal shot at one of the three Spots.
No cutoff, other than midnight tonight. I may extend it just because once I sleep, I don't want to wake up but it won't be far after midnight.
I hope I'm not too late.. our Bear camp has no service at all and it's a real pain not being able to text the xwife that I'll be late with our son cause the hunting is good. #51 I think.
Very nice offer. I'm in wife would sleep better this fall. #51
The dream is no. 52, as SVR elk is ahead of him.
SVR, you made it in time. 3 Spots, so far 52 potentially lucky folks.
For some reason, I woke up precisely at midnight tonight. And I was certainly not trying to.
So let the fun begin. We have three Spot messengers. One from me, one from JStephens61 and one from DJB.
I'm using a random number generator from Random.org. which, according to their website, is somehow generated from atmospheric noise (In the 1980's, I learned of a communications system that generated random transmissions by bouncing them off a completely random event, meteor showers, for military use.)
There are 53 bowhunters trying their luck. I wish I had 53 to give away.
Without any further ceremony, here are our three winners:
I hit the random number generator the first time, and the lucky winner is:
Winner no. 1: the Dream.
Congratulations Please PM me with your mailing address.
Winner no. 2: No. 45, Link. (And no, the picture had nothing to do with it).
Congratulations. Please PM JStephens61 with your mailing address.
Winner no. 3: No. 30, Bentstick54.
Congratulations, please PM DJB with your mailing address.
Thank you all. I had a lot of fun with this.
Thanks for the chance men!
Very nice gesture by the. Of you. Thanks for the chance and congrats to the new owners. I hadn't really felt the need to have one of these but this thread made me want one now. Thanks for costing me some money. LOL.
Congrats guys! Stay safe! Great thread! : )
Thank for the opportunity.
Fantastic! Congratulations men, and thank you fellas for your generosity.
Awesome. Thanks again guys.
Thank you very much.PM on the way.
I got my spot from jstephens61 on Friday. Thanks again Jim and you other guys that gave these away.
You’re welcome and I hope you never have to use it.
Hope all the winners got through the season without having to use the PLB. Any good stories?
I would be more interested in someone volunteering to receive texts from my wife when she is angry. Or actually, pretty much anytime I am hunting and she wants to text me.
Might be a new niche market! How bad can it be from a sweet southern belle?