I just can't figure it... You know with all this whiz-bang technology being used and talked about online these days - when is a manufacturer or vendor going to step up and host a pig killin contest???
I've never participated in a contest before, mainly because not much goes on in town (DFW) and the sign up and weigh ins and all that seems like a PITA.
I assume that all the formality exists for a couple of reasons, A. it builds camaraderie amongst the hunters B. it deters cheating or fudging the numbers.
Well what would you guys think of a contest that featured the following:
You put down a credit card number as a deposit and in return you are issued a thermal or night vision scope (probably digital technology) that has a serialized SD card on it and a DVR provided. The deposit covers loss or obvious mistreatment of the gear.
You are given a weekend to hunt when and where you like and in order for the kill to qualify for the contest IT MUST BE RECORDED with date/time stamp on the video along with a photo of the hog with a measurement of heart/girth.
The "prize pot" doesn't have to be a cash award in my opinion because I think the allure of this contest is getting the opportunity to use equipment that you may want to buy or cannot afford (so a perk if you will) and also the playing field is level in terms of technology because you must all use the same gear.
Anyhow I am thinking 5 teams in a given 3-4 county area (regional area) with the contest judged by a non-participating party.
Again it just seems like a gap that could be filled with all this high tech gear sitting on shelves or on factory docks....
Best part is what if they'd cut you a deal (discount) on the unit you use as part of the contest as added incentive to garner participation.
Im not sayin to give it away you know 20% off something like that for those who were going to buy in anyway.
What would you pay to play on a contest like this?
I'd say 150.00 bucks for entry and use of the equipment for the weekend would be reasonable.......
Just shooting the breeze here folks