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An Announcement Regarding the 2014 Varminter Predator Hunt Contest


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#1 Eric Mayer

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 07:57 AM

Unfortunately, due to new regulations passed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California residents are no longer allowed to hold "contest hunts" on predators.  This vote took place on Wednesday, with the results taking affect immediately, so the Varminter Predator Hunt Picture Contest ended the moment the vote was cast.

 

Therefore, this "contest" has ended and I drew from the and giveaway the Grand prize and the First prize.

 

The winner of the Ruger American Rimfire Rifle in .17HMR with a Diamondback 4-12x40mm Riflescope and BKL Rings is PAHunter279.

 

The winner of the ICOtec GC500 Caller, or other prize(s) of his choosing, is Ryand (contact me to work this out).

 

Thanks for all who joined our site, with the intentions of participating in the contest, but didn't get a chance.  Once I am out of California, we will start the contests up again.

If the winners would please private message me your telephone number, we will work out the logistics of getting you the prizes at the end of December.

 

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#2 MikeNC

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 05:22 PM

Congrats to the winners and too bad the contest had to end like that. Those responsible for such foolishness must be very pleased with themselves. As our country & that state in particular have so many crisis going on; they choose to devote such time to ruin things for others. It's sad.


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#3 troutbum

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 02:36 PM

I wondered how this was going to effect this. Good job Eric.


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:24 AM

Well crap, I have not even been out yet. I'd think they'd be so busy passing out drivers licenses to illegal aliens they wouldn't have time to screw with us.


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#5 PAHunter279

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 08:29 AM

It is very sad. After a long phone call with Eric, I am glad I live in the very pro hunting state of PA(where there was talk of paying people who killed coyotes)

P.S I wanted to win the gun, but I was hoping to have fun seeing everything entered in the contest

Edited by PAHunter279, 08 December 2014 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:01 PM

Exactly. I wasn't concerned with winning anything, it's just disturbing that some people are not happy unless they are screwing with others. It must be a very dark and sad existance for them. For one, the contest has no bearing on how many coyotes I kill. I kill them when I can whether there's a contest or not. And I always smile afterward :)


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#7 PAHunter279

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:13 PM

^ exactly! I smile after every good shot I make

Edited by PAHunter279, 08 December 2014 - 05:13 PM.

1. Rem 870 12ga
2. Rem 700bdl 30-06
3. Marlin .22
4. Springfield XD40
5. H&R topper 12 ga
6. Mossberg Silver Reserve 12ga
7. Traditions .50cal flintlock
8. Gamo Silent Cat .177
9. Savage B-mag SS heavy barrel .17 WSM (budget varmint)

10. Savage Axis .223 Rem

11 Ruger American Rimfire .17 HMR(Predator Contest Gun)

12 ORDERED AND AWAITING ARRIVAL!!!!!!!

       Remington 700 SPS Varmint .308


#8 lunarlithic

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 10:17 PM

This wasn't a coyote hunting contest it was a photography contest. I know....splitting Bunnies but the point is in CA a lot of High School GED's have law degrees and make great money running around the edge of the law. So next time the best photo contest.........

 

 

 

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#9 Eric Mayer

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 06:09 AM

This wasn't a coyote hunting contest it was a photography contest. I know....splitting Bunnies but the point is in CA a lot of High School GED's have law degrees and make great money running around the edge of the law. So next time the best photo contest.........

 

 

 

Sean

 

I purporsely called it a photo contest for that reason, but I was educated by someone who has dealt with the .gov on fish and game matters and they recommended I end it, as to not make ourselves more of a target.

 

I'll be out of California in a year(ish), so it will be back.

 

In the meantime, I will do my part to help the deer and pet population by killing predators.  ;)

 

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 09:20 AM

Add a written story component and call it a story contest enhanced with pics.

 

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 09:21 AM

I'm no lawyer but I believe you made the wise choice to end it. You Eric and the people here are the exact targets of people who would pass these types of punitive laws.


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 09:21 AM

You know, best story with pics.

 

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:28 PM

Sorry about your guys luck! Would have been fun watching the contest for a couple months!


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