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August 12, 2011

Buck Scoring Contest Closed, Hope to Announce Winner Next Week

By Dave Hurteau

I know. I know. It’s been way too long. If you are among the majority of folks waiting patiently for the announcement of the winner of this contest, I’m afraid I have to ask you to wait just a little longer. Sorry for the trouble. If you are among the few waiting impatiently, I understand your frustration, but what can I tell you? I don’t like excuses either, but some things cannot be helped, despite every effort.

There was a glitch with the actual score of one of the bucks, and the owner could not be reached for comment. I’m told I’ll have the information I need early next week. Better to wait and get the score right, I think, than to post the wrong winning score. In the meantime, this contest is now closed. No more guesses. I have written a comment to that effect on the last post, and we will not accept any guesses that come after that comment.

I hope to announce a winner early next week.

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Thank you for the update, and closing the contest. I have patience in the woods but cant seem to find it in other places. But I doubt you would have lasted as long as you have in your profession if you did not have thick skin. We look forward to next week.

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I was hoping to wait until this contest was over to make a decision on buying a new bow (yes I know the odds are slim but one can hope, right?) But I had to go ahead with it this morning, got too excited. And even with my purchase hanging in the balance, I wasn't worried about how quickly this gets announced. I'm in the project management profession. I expect delays. And I certainly don't have the stones to moan and complain about how quickly someone gets around to giving away a gift worth over $1000. There's just no sense in that.

Great contest once again, Hurteau. 34 Days until I head out west for Archery Antelope. We'll send some pictures of the goats and rattlers. We tend to find ourselves in much closer proximity, much more frequently, to the latter. The itch set in full draw about a week and a half ago.. my work productivity is next to nil.

Happy Hunting,
SD_Whitetail

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from antlercrazy wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I'm more impatient towards seeing how I did compared to getting the bow because I just got a new bow anyway, but thanks for the update and can't wait to see how I did.

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from ckRich wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

SD,

I'm right there with you, I can't seem to work more than 30 minutes without looking at one hunting site or another. But don't hold out on us... what bow did you get?

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Rich,
I bought a new carry-over Hoyt Alphamax 32. Technically their 2009 bow but I've had too many positive comments about that bow to pass up the deal I got. Pretty excited. It's replacing my Bowtech Tribute from fall 2006. Not like I needed the upgrade but honestly, who's worse at "need" vs "want" than a bow hunter. haha.

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from ckRich wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Great choice! I've had my AM 32 for over a year now and couldn't be more pleased. It's kept my "want" at bay very easily. Best of luck on your speed goat hunt!

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from Whackdaddy wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

It's just like Americans to gripe and moan about waiting to get something for free. Take your time Dave. It's good to be king.

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from DTR32 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

thanks for letting us know i was starting to worry.

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Take your time Dave. I did not enter the contest but wish everyone luck.

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Thanks Rich. I'll need all the luck I can get. Those goats are sneaky. I'll be strapping on a full backpack and jogging in my boots next week. Time to work off my lazy summer beer weight.

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from Walt Smith wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Still haven't recieved my Cabelas hat for the buck going over the bridge caption contest, did Cabelas stop making them Dave??

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Walt,
I received mine about 2 weeks ago. I assume they all would have gotten shipped at the same time. Better hound Dave and make sure they got you covered.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Walt,
I've put in for it twice now. Ugh. I"ll check again.

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from pete5645 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I contacted Dave about the hat as well. Cabelas still has not shipped mine either.

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from NASCARon wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us know... but why would you conduct a contest without having validated scores on each of the animals you are using in the contest? That shakes my confidence since we have all given our guesses before you have the correct answer. Not the best policy!

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from pctwentytwo wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

You haven't shaken my confidence Dave. Mistakes happen and it's still an awesome contest with an awesome prize!

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from Atwill wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

What up, Hurteau?

I see on the masthead that ther have been some shakeups. Cassell has ridden off into the sunset. And you are now a deputy ed. That doesn't mean you have returned to the evil city, does it? Hope all is well. I stay in touch with Slaton a bit. Dave P from time to time. Haven't talked to Aims in a coons-age. Best to you and yours.

Tony (hit me with an email: Latwill@gmail.com)

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Thanks for your patience.

NASCARon,
I believed I did have the right scores. I double checked that they were the right scores. And yet one was still the wrong score. Sometimes you have to count on other people for things and it ends up biting you in the ass. Other times you screw up all by yourself. I'm quite capable of the latter. But this is the former.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Looks like I am going to have the final score we've all been waiting on by tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Awesome.....can't wait Dave......thanks for the update

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from greenfishinman wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

That is great to hear! I am so excited, even if there are guesses within an inch of either side of my guess (the odds are not looking good). But, excited nonetheless. Thank you for the contest Dave.

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Its officially tomorrow and no winner announced.....I want to know the winner, but more than anything the score of buck #1......that was the hardest for me to judge, I want the others also, but mainly #1......the suspense is still killin me!!!

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

I know, Wes. I'm waiting, too--and a little impatiently I'll confess. Trust me, I'm not holding out on you. I want this settled asap.

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from pctwentytwo wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Any chance you can post the 3 buck scores you do have since the contest is already closed? I think a lot of us are just really curious to see how we did.

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

lol.....I'll bet you more than anyone Dave.

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from blackdog37 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Might I suggest that all the contestants get a complimentary Mathews Bow for the delay...or something along those lines!!

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from blackdog37 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

^ ^
That was a joke...I really don't care about the delay.

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from blackdog37 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Any updates?

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from antlercrazy wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I'm more impatient towards seeing how I did compared to getting the bow because I just got a new bow anyway, but thanks for the update and can't wait to see how I did.

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I was hoping to wait until this contest was over to make a decision on buying a new bow (yes I know the odds are slim but one can hope, right?) But I had to go ahead with it this morning, got too excited. And even with my purchase hanging in the balance, I wasn't worried about how quickly this gets announced. I'm in the project management profession. I expect delays. And I certainly don't have the stones to moan and complain about how quickly someone gets around to giving away a gift worth over $1000. There's just no sense in that.

Great contest once again, Hurteau. 34 Days until I head out west for Archery Antelope. We'll send some pictures of the goats and rattlers. We tend to find ourselves in much closer proximity, much more frequently, to the latter. The itch set in full draw about a week and a half ago.. my work productivity is next to nil.

Happy Hunting,
SD_Whitetail

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from ckRich wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

SD,

I'm right there with you, I can't seem to work more than 30 minutes without looking at one hunting site or another. But don't hold out on us... what bow did you get?

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Rich,
I bought a new carry-over Hoyt Alphamax 32. Technically their 2009 bow but I've had too many positive comments about that bow to pass up the deal I got. Pretty excited. It's replacing my Bowtech Tribute from fall 2006. Not like I needed the upgrade but honestly, who's worse at "need" vs "want" than a bow hunter. haha.

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from ckRich wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Great choice! I've had my AM 32 for over a year now and couldn't be more pleased. It's kept my "want" at bay very easily. Best of luck on your speed goat hunt!

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Take your time Dave. I did not enter the contest but wish everyone luck.

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Thanks Rich. I'll need all the luck I can get. Those goats are sneaky. I'll be strapping on a full backpack and jogging in my boots next week. Time to work off my lazy summer beer weight.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Thanks for your patience.

NASCARon,
I believed I did have the right scores. I double checked that they were the right scores. And yet one was still the wrong score. Sometimes you have to count on other people for things and it ends up biting you in the ass. Other times you screw up all by yourself. I'm quite capable of the latter. But this is the former.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Looks like I am going to have the final score we've all been waiting on by tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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from greenfishinman wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

That is great to hear! I am so excited, even if there are guesses within an inch of either side of my guess (the odds are not looking good). But, excited nonetheless. Thank you for the contest Dave.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

I know, Wes. I'm waiting, too--and a little impatiently I'll confess. Trust me, I'm not holding out on you. I want this settled asap.

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from pctwentytwo wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Any chance you can post the 3 buck scores you do have since the contest is already closed? I think a lot of us are just really curious to see how we did.

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Thank you for the update, and closing the contest. I have patience in the woods but cant seem to find it in other places. But I doubt you would have lasted as long as you have in your profession if you did not have thick skin. We look forward to next week.

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from DTR32 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

thanks for letting us know i was starting to worry.

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from Walt Smith wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Still haven't recieved my Cabelas hat for the buck going over the bridge caption contest, did Cabelas stop making them Dave??

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Walt,
I received mine about 2 weeks ago. I assume they all would have gotten shipped at the same time. Better hound Dave and make sure they got you covered.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Walt,
I've put in for it twice now. Ugh. I"ll check again.

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from pete5645 wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

I contacted Dave about the hat as well. Cabelas still has not shipped mine either.

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from pctwentytwo wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

You haven't shaken my confidence Dave. Mistakes happen and it's still an awesome contest with an awesome prize!

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from Atwill wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

What up, Hurteau?

I see on the masthead that ther have been some shakeups. Cassell has ridden off into the sunset. And you are now a deputy ed. That doesn't mean you have returned to the evil city, does it? Hope all is well. I stay in touch with Slaton a bit. Dave P from time to time. Haven't talked to Aims in a coons-age. Best to you and yours.

Tony (hit me with an email: Latwill@gmail.com)

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Awesome.....can't wait Dave......thanks for the update

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Its officially tomorrow and no winner announced.....I want to know the winner, but more than anything the score of buck #1......that was the hardest for me to judge, I want the others also, but mainly #1......the suspense is still killin me!!!

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

lol.....I'll bet you more than anyone Dave.

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from blackdog37 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

^ ^
That was a joke...I really don't care about the delay.

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from blackdog37 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Any updates?

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from Whackdaddy wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

It's just like Americans to gripe and moan about waiting to get something for free. Take your time Dave. It's good to be king.

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from NASCARon wrote 2 years 35 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us know... but why would you conduct a contest without having validated scores on each of the animals you are using in the contest? That shakes my confidence since we have all given our guesses before you have the correct answer. Not the best policy!

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from blackdog37 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Might I suggest that all the contestants get a complimentary Mathews Bow for the delay...or something along those lines!!

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