Below is all the information you need to know and also the link to sign up. Friday is the last day to sign up…chop chop:
4th Annual Wise County Turkey Contest
April 2, 2016 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 April 2 – May 15, 2016. This will allow everyone enough time have their birds scored. May 15th 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 $100 per 2 man team with a $10 online sign up fee. Individuals can still sign up for the $100, 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. As the contest grows, we will make new categories for every one’s entertainment.
Winner payouts are below:
50% of all entry fees
25% of All Entry Fees
Free Entry into 2016 Turkey Contest
100% of total side pot entries!
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 2016 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 in the single longest beard.
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 length + Spur(2) lengths = SCORE
SINGLE LONGEST BEARD
***Both spurs must be measured and scored***
SIDE POT – LENGTH OF MOST BEARDS TOTAL WINS! 100% of Side Pot!
I, Trey Hawkins and Tres Poynor 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