Submit a short essay or video explaining what Fair Chase hunting means to you and you could win the new Blaser R8 Professional S rifle, a Leupold VX-6 riflescope, and VIP passes to the Boone and Crockett Club's 29th Big Game Awards and banquet at Bass Pro Shops' new America's Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri.
“With what seems like one unfortunate event after another, the hunting community has had to deal with a lot of backlash lately,” said Blaser USA CEO, Christian Socher. “We know hunting and its role in conservation worldwide has its benefits, but in a public hearts and mind debate, exposing the virtues of ethical hunting and distancing legitimate hunters from poachers may just be our best response. We must educate hunters and non-hunters alike and we hope this contest will help spark necessary conversation on what has certainly turned into such an important topic today.”
Boone and Crockett President, Morrie Stevens says, ”Fair chase has been an integral part of the hunting community for well over a century. It's a topic well established and extremely important to conservation, and we'd like to hear what today's hunters think about it.”
Fair chase was first promoted by the Boone and Crockett Club to distance legitimate sportsmen from wrongful association with commercial market hunting and poaching, where ethics, respect for the game hunted and conservation do not apply. In time, fair chase became the foundation of many game laws.
But fair chase ethics also extend beyond laws and regulations.
Essays and videos should explore this personal-behavior side of hunting, such as:
- What does “fair” in fair chase mean to you?
- How has fair chase influenced your choices about where, how or why to hunt?
- Have you ever allowed an animal to escape rather than break one of your personal hunting rules?
- How does fair chase hunting enhance the overall experience?
For entry instructions and details about the #FairChaseContest, visit www.boone-crockett.org/fairchasecontest.
Blaser is a leading manufacturer of hunting rifles and shotguns. Every Blaser product is tailored to the needs of the serious, active hunter and shooter. Hence the product range is extremely versatile. It includes bolt-action rifles, break-action rifles, combination guns and shotguns. Contest winner will receive the new R8 Professional S rifle. Starting at $2,895, the R8 platform is capable of shooting calibers from .222 Remington to .375 H&H – 1 rifle, 39 different calibers!
For more information on Blaser, visit: www.Blaser-USA.com and be sure to connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlaserUSA and their newsletter as contest submissions, winners and more will be announced here: http://www.blaser-usa.com/index.php?id=200&L=1.
About the Boone and Crockett Club:
North America's first hunting and conservation organization, the Boone and Crockett Club was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887. Its mission is to provide the leadership, stewardship and education needed to promote the conservation and management of wildlife, especially big game and its habitat, to preserve and encourage hunting and to maintain the highest ethical standards of fair chase and sportsmanship.
Join us at www.boone-crockett.org.
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