YOUTH HUNTING ADVENTURE CONTEST

tell your story

Brought to you by BC Fur Dressers

BC FUR DRESSERS

1ST Place Sponsor

PEACE TAXIDERMY LTD

2ND Place Sponsor

SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL & HUNTERS FOR BC

3rd Place Sponsor | SCI Youth Memberships

FOCUS HUNTING

3rd Place Sponsor | Gift Certificate

PROGRAM GOAL

How to present Hunting Adventures and “Grip & Grins” photos on Social Media Engagement by telling the whole story visually, and with written content.

 

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY BY EMAIL

1st Place Prize

BC Fur Dressers has been promoting youth hunting stories for the past 5 years!  We couldn’t be happier teaming up with Darcy to bring this important initiative forward to youth hunters in B.C.

WINNER’S CHOICE OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Shoulder Mount 
  • Tanning for 1 Hide 
  • Euro Mount
  • PLUS 1 SCI 3-Year Youth Membership
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Additional Prizes

2nd Place Prize

  • Hunting Knife
  • Hunters for BC – SCI T-Shirt
  • 1 SCI 3-Year Youth Membership

3rd Place Prize

  • $50 Focus Hunting Gift Certificate
  • Hunters for BC – SCI T-Shirt
  • 1 SCI 3-Year Youth Membership

CONTEST OUTLINE

As hunting season approaches, we recognize that it is that special time of year when parents & grandparents, aunts and uncles, and others pass the skills and traditions of hunting down to the hunters of tomorrow.  This mentorship provides guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling which plays a huge roll in the development of youth in all aspects of their lives.  Ethics and fair chase being taught to the next generation are an important foundation for those who share our passion for hunting.  Equally important is the leadership for how we present our hunting adventures to the world, particularly the digital world. 

At Hunters for BC – SCI, we believe sharing our adventures, our trials and tribulations, the challenges, successes, and failures are all part of the story that people want to see, read or hear.  We wish to encourage the presentation of hunting in a way that includes the whole story and not just the “grip & grin” at the end.

CONTEST RULES

Contest Open to ALL BC Resident Youths, Age 10 to 17 

Contest Runs September 1, 2021, to December 31, 20211 Entry Per Person

You do not need to harvest an animal to enter this contest.

Essays & Photos submitted will remain property of Hunter For BC – SCI and may be used for campaign promotion in the future.

CONTEST REQUIREMENTS

Submit 3-4 paragraphs describing your recent hunting adventure plus 4-6 photos showing different stages of the hunt.  Your photos should show several aspects of the adventure with only 1 photo of your harvested animal allowed.  We would love for you to include how you processed & made a meal, if you harvested an animal. You do not need to harvest an animal to enter the contest.

IMPORTANT:  Field photos of your harvested animal must be respectful of the animal.  We prefer photos that capture the hunter and their game in natural habitat.  Images that show blood, gore, tongues, protruding arrows, sitting on animals, animals in the back of pick-up trucks, ATV’s or posed disrespectfully will not be allowed.  The “hero pic” or “grip & grin” photo should be done in a way that respects the animal and the life taken.  No selfies!  Please use common sense. 

HELPFUL TIPS

1. Why did you make this hunting trip?

  • What was the purpose of your hunting adventure? (Examples – to practice or learn new skills, be in the outdoors, test equipment, harvest food, etc.)   

2. When did you take the trip?

  • On what dates did the hunting trip occur? (Start to finish – include       month, day and year)

3. How did you travel?

  • What was the method of travel from the start of the actual journey to its completion? Did you carry your pack the whole time while hiking? How far did you hike?  How many days?  Did you camp overnight?

5. Who went with you?

  • Who (names or relationship) went with you?

6. What did you experience?

  • What did you experience on your trip? What did you learn? What would you do differently if you did it again? How did your trip challenge you? How did you prepare for the trip?

 

PAST WINNERS

These photos have been provided by our Title Sponsor, BC Fur Dressers!  Darcy so strongly believes in supporting youth, he has run this contest on his own for the past 5 years!!!  

Below are previous winners – thank you Darcy, for allowing us to participate and promote this awesome Youth program!