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February 24, 2011

Caption Contest Winner Announced!

By Dave Hurteau

And now, it’s time to announce the winners of our biggest caption-contest prize package ever from Cabela’s. But first, a little housekeeping:

With these contests now averaging over 500 comments, Scott and I asked the big wigs for a small staff to help pick the winners. Instead, we got a small volunteer committee, which passed a motion to conduct a study to determine if we need a new rule, which led to this new rule:

When more than one caption expresses the same idea, preference will be given to the first occurrence—unless a subsequent occurrence significantly improves the delivery.

For this contest, about a half dozen of you referenced the classic Seinfeld gem, “I was in the pool!” The reason why jeffo52284’s version is on the list below and the others aren’t is because jeffo was the first to deliver the line best. (Sorry firedawg, the committee ruled that “George Costanzdeer” was a little forced.) In other words, when you have a good idea, make the delivery count. (Shorter and simpler is usually better.)

Okay, enough of that. Here are the 10 runners-up, in no particular order, each of whom will receive a Cabela’s 50th Anniversary hat.

“You try living at Chernobyl Farms....” –Crow Hunter

"Does know about shrinkage,...right?" –steve182

“We have been struggling with our QDM process.” –swilmot1

“Laugh all you want, there’s a reason I'm 8.5 years old....” –iwfeeny

"…and in this one, fred lined up behind matilda to make it look like she had tiny antlers...what a fun trip" –jvf

“My mom says I have personality.” –roletides

This 1,000 pound buck scored 160" B&C. –ilikehunting

Bob said the jokes didn’t hurt but every time he got nominated for the itty bitty rack committee he died a little more inside. –Timthedog

Using teamwork to block the cameras, they got the Boss Buck through The Gauntlet of Hunters to the safe house. –bjohnston

"I was in the pool!!" –jeffo52284

And the winner of the Cabela’s 50th Anniversary framed, signed, and numbered Hayden Lambson Wildlife Print is:

"I'll never forgive Mom for that fling she had in the Keys!" –backlash

(I have to tell you, it was right down to the wire between backlash and jeffo. But in the end, backlash’s combo of wit and command of whitetail subspecies, regional variation, and Bergman’s Rule won the day.)

Congrats backlash! I’ll be contacting all of the winners soon.

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from db270 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Ha! Good ones!

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

The winners comment is great. Dave I am glad to see that F&S is finally learning how to handle things like the local governments here in Iowa - committees, sub committees and studies of everything.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

All were good. Thanks for the laugh.

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from MaxPower wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

I'll readily admit mine wasn't the funniest.

I don't know who wrote it, but I thought it would take the cake when I saw "Apparently his mother had very low standards". When I read it I could not stop laughing.

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from 2Poppa wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Congratulations! A lot of good ones.

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from ilikehunting wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

I'll have my committee on headwear affairs be in contact with your prize giving out committees..right after I take a long lunch. But seriously, thanks for the hat!

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from NHshtr wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Congratulations to backlash! Ditto the hat winners!

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from jbird wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Congrats to all, there were some good ones!

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from jeffo52284 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

gotta give it to backlash the original comment always trumps nice work

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

couldn't believe how many responses there were. congrats, backlash. good one!

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from backlash wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Thanks! After being in the honorable mention category in a couple earlier contests this makes it worthwhile! Awesome prize this time! Thanks F&S and Cabela's!

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from CastMaster25 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Honey I Shrunk the Sheds!

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from Don Mitchell wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

congrats. to all the winners ,BOO HOO

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from antlercrazy wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Congrats backlash, and good job to everyone else.

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from fisher girl wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Good Ones! I think that buck is cute too. I'd let him walk deffinatntly

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from db270 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Ha! Good ones!

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from MaxPower wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

I'll readily admit mine wasn't the funniest.

I don't know who wrote it, but I thought it would take the cake when I saw "Apparently his mother had very low standards". When I read it I could not stop laughing.

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from NHshtr wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Congratulations to backlash! Ditto the hat winners!

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from jbird wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Congrats to all, there were some good ones!

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from backlash wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Thanks! After being in the honorable mention category in a couple earlier contests this makes it worthwhile! Awesome prize this time! Thanks F&S and Cabela's!

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

The winners comment is great. Dave I am glad to see that F&S is finally learning how to handle things like the local governments here in Iowa - committees, sub committees and studies of everything.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

All were good. Thanks for the laugh.

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from 2Poppa wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Congratulations! A lot of good ones.

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from ilikehunting wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

I'll have my committee on headwear affairs be in contact with your prize giving out committees..right after I take a long lunch. But seriously, thanks for the hat!

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from jeffo52284 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

gotta give it to backlash the original comment always trumps nice work

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

couldn't believe how many responses there were. congrats, backlash. good one!

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from CastMaster25 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Honey I Shrunk the Sheds!

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from Don Mitchell wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

congrats. to all the winners ,BOO HOO

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from antlercrazy wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Congrats backlash, and good job to everyone else.

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from fisher girl wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Good Ones! I think that buck is cute too. I'd let him walk deffinatntly

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