It has been a long couple of days trying to get ready for this North Texas Wild Hog Round-Up. We are excited to announce as well the Wise County Turkey Contest. Last year we had 38 teams sign up and are expecting more this year. The information is below and I hope you all sign up!
2nd Annual Wise County Turkey Contest
March 28, 2014 By 11:59 PM you must be signed in and paid! When the tax man rings the bell, signups will be over and if both entry and/or payment has not been fulfilled, you will not be entered into the contest!
The contest will run from March 29 – May 11, 2014. This will allow everyone enough time have their birds scored. Mary 12th at MIDNIGHT all turkey kills must be judged and scored in order to qualify (This gives you one extra day to have your turkey measured!).
Entry fee is $50 per 2 man team with a $10 online sign up fee. Individuals can still sign up for the $50, but the best scoring turkey killed between the 2 man teams or individual will count. If you would like you can bring us the money in person, or mail the entry to us with all the appropriate information as long as it reaches us before the deadline (contact us for address).
This contest will include everyone, men, women, and children. Youth season will not be allowed, only the North Zone (101 counties) hunting season dates will be used for this contest, but if you are in the South Zone, you still have from March 30th to April 28th to hunt for this contest. As the contest grows, we will make new categories for every one’s entertainment.
Winner payouts are below:
50% of all entry fees
Fan and Beard Mount donated by
Rut Country Taxidermy in Boyd, Texas
30% of all entry fees
10% of all entry fees
The scoring will be updated as much as possible but not daily throughout the contest, so please bear with us who are running this contest. If you are a winner, we request you keep your turkey’s spur and beard for a final judging with your 2014 Turkey Tag in case it is needed.
All birds must be measured by one of the judges within 24 hours of the kill in Wise County, Texas!
Judges information is below, just call one of them and they will let you know where to meet for scoring when they are harvested.
Any turkey LEGALLY harvested in TEXAS counts, as long as it is killed in the time slot allowed. All Texas Parks and Wildlife rules and regulations must be followed when harvesting your turkey. You can go ahead and clean your bird, as long as the spurs and beard are still attached to carcass. No home grown or raised turkeys count, must be the wild ones!
All teams and individuals will only have 1 Turkey count towards placing
and it will be the largest scoring Turkey from your team/individual.
You can only win one place in this contest!
TOTAL Length of the beard to the 1/16 of an inch which also includes multiple beards.
Bearded hens will get the same scoring as Jakes and Toms beards, and if spur buttons are apparent, they will be scored the same.
Beard(s) length + Spur(2) lengths = SCORE
*** Multiple beards and spurs count.***
***Both spurs must be measured and scored***
In the event of a tie, the turkey with the longest beard, including multiple beards, will win!
I, Trey Hawkins, Tres Poynor, and Johnny Terrel will primarily be running the Wild Turkey Contest this year and will be judging the birds ourselves.
Remember this is a money contest – We will judge if anything looks out of place and will not hesitate to disqualify due to unhonorable methods. Lets have a good time with this contest and of course the number one prize you will get, is braggin’ rights!
If you have any questions, or if you have a scoring for us, please call us.
Trey Hawkins (940) 389-4911
Tres Poynor (817) 805-0218
Johnny Terrel (405) 255-8417