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timex 23-Jan-23
Hackbow 23-Jan-23
Fuzzy 23-Jan-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 23-Jan-23
timex 24-Jan-23
timex 24-Jan-23
drycreek 24-Jan-23
timex 24-Jan-23
Huntcell 24-Jan-23
buckeye 24-Jan-23
Bake 24-Jan-23
ahunter76 24-Jan-23
Smtn10PT 24-Jan-23
Hackbow 24-Jan-23
fdp 24-Jan-23
2Wild Bill 24-Jan-23
RK 24-Jan-23
Rut Nut 24-Jan-23
Swampbuck 24-Jan-23
WV Mountaineer 24-Jan-23
RK 24-Jan-23
Stubbleduck 24-Jan-23
From: timex
23-Jan-23

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I live on the coast of VA. There's plenty of what we call fun, fishing tournaments throughout the summer to encourage father - son, daughter or just youth participation in general. The moose, elks, local anglers club all have youth fishing events. This however is a first. I think it's a great idea.

$100.00 gets ya a dinner for 2 a pair of tee shirts and a chance at some door prizes.

And best of all some quality time in the woods.

From: Hackbow
23-Jan-23
That 's just plain cool.

From: Fuzzy
23-Jan-23
love it! we have a September squirrel hunt contest up here in Bland Co

23-Jan-23
That’s awesome. Mass use to do some coyote contests run by groups and then the state shut that down.

From: timex
24-Jan-23
Can't believe this didn't get but 3 replies.

From: timex
24-Jan-23
Kinda puts things into perspective. Alec Baldwin thread goes 100+ posts a thread about taking kids hunting gets 3.

From: drycreek
24-Jan-23
I’m all for taking kids hunting or fishing, I took mine all the time. However, I’m kinda ambivalent about a contest involving game or fish. I just never did like a competition in that area, it seems to me to sort of degrade the hunting or fishing experience. I don’t care if you do, but I opt out. My best friend, (of 35 years), wants to keep score when we’re fishing, (until I outfish) him,and it’s a little aggravating. It’s not a competition to me.

From: timex
24-Jan-23
Drycreek..... I somewhat agree in that I've never fished a big money tournament, I fish to relax, kinda hard to relax when $$$ is on the line.

What I consider,,,fun,,, or ,,, charity,,,events are entirely different imo.

From: Huntcell
24-Jan-23

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From: buckeye
24-Jan-23
That looks like a blast. I love hunting nut bears.

From: Bake
24-Jan-23
That's cool! My daughter would like that I'm sure. She's into the hunting big time, and very competitive.

I'm sorta like drycreek. Competition is ok for fish and small game and predators. But I don't like it for big game. My cousin does an annual turkey contest with his relatives and friends. There's about 12-15 of us in it. I enjoy the competitive aspect of it. Winner gets bragging rights and there's a trophy that gets passed around that gets your name on it. Helps that I've won it 5 out of 8 years :)

From: ahunter76
24-Jan-23

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Neighboring town across the river just finished a Yote hunt/contest.

From: Smtn10PT
24-Jan-23
I like the squirrel hunt but if its aimed at kids 100$ is a little steep.

From: Hackbow
24-Jan-23
Generally, I'm not a fan of hunting contests either. But I like the promotional aspect of the 4H sponsored squirrel contest timex posted. Stakes aren't high and fun should be had by all.

When I was in FFA during HS, we had an annual pest hunt where we were awarded points for various varmints killed and verified. Winning team always got a steak dinner at our FFA sponsor's expense. It was tons of fun and helped some of us kids gain deer hunting access to farms where we would offer to kill rats, starlings, pigeons, etc.

From: fdp
24-Jan-23
That squirrel hunting tournament would be an absolute blast. My kids would have loved that when they were in 4-H Shooting Sports.

From: 2Wild Bill
24-Jan-23
Great fix'ins for chicken of the trees soup.

From: RK
24-Jan-23
Great idea Anything positive that promotes hunting and conservation

Lets not kid ourselves, like at a lot of levels is a contest. And record books for big game are the big boys version. I’m all in favor of record books, just leave the hunters name out. Keeps it squeaky clean

I hope the squirrel contest is a great success

From: Rut Nut
24-Jan-23
That’s great! I’m actually surprised the ANTIS haven’t infiltrated the 4H and shut it down .................

From: Swampbuck
24-Jan-23
Nice, almost like the lion fish tournaments we have in FL

24-Jan-23

Anyways squirrels are the Best eating in the woods. Plus, it’s a great way to get a kid hunting. It’s fantastic all the way around.

From: RK
24-Jan-23
Great idea Anything positive that promotes hunting and conservation

Lets not kid ourselves, like at a lot of levels is a contest. And record books for big game are the big boys version. I’m all in favor of record books, just leave the hunters name out. Keeps it squeaky clean

I hope the squirrel contest is a great success

From: Stubbleduck
24-Jan-23

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First prize for anyone shooting this one

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