Photo Contest Winners


Well we recieved some great photos in this years contest. Thank you to all of you who entered! Without further ado here are your winners:

1st Place-

Jared and his son Chance from Independence, OR won first place for this terrific photo of Chance's first deer. What made this picture and story so cool (aside from the beaver hat Chance is displaying) is that Jared, a cancer patient who had been battling serious fatigue fought through all of that to take his son hunting this season. Finally on the last day of the season they spotted this nice buck but he was 300 yards away and down in a steep canyon. Jared knew it would be the ultimate challenge for him to get down there and help Chance field dress and pack out his first deer but he wasn't about to let that prevent Chance from taking an opportunity he had worked for all season. Chance made a fantastic 300 yard shot and the father and son team made their way down to the buck. During the pack out Jared pushed himself as far as he possibly could but he was physically unable to proceed. They left the deer and slowly made their way out to get some help. When they hit the road they ran into 3 men who were out just looking around in the woods. After hearing the story they volunteered to march down the hill and they helped get that buck out in record time. Praise God for his provision! That is a father and son and Heavenly Father moment that should never be forgotten! And that is why we felt it was such a cool photo!

2nd Place-

Second place honors go to Eric from McMinnville, OR for this great photo of his friend and next door neighbor, Noah. This was Noah's first hunt and Eric gave up his tag to allow Noah an early hunting opportunity through the mentored youth hunting program here in Oregon. On the second day of the hunt, while sitting on the edge of deer travel lanes, this doe came drifting along. With some coaching from Eric and Noah's dad Tom, Noah was able to bag his first deer with one shot. I think the smile says it all! Congratulations to Noah!  And Eric, we think it is so cool that you gave up your tag and helped show a boy the wonders of God's creation and introduce him to the adventure. Way to go!

3rd Place-

Third Place goes to Joel from Soldotna, AK for this photo of his beastly moose.  Joel was hunting with a good friend, Matt, in a place they call "moose marsh."  After 14 days of hunting hard, Joel and Matt had to push through the discouragement and kept hunting.  On day 15 Joel caught a glimpse of this monster as he snuck away into the timber.  Joel put a stalk on to catch up to this bull, and from 50 yards, he sent 180 grains right into the boiler room.  Nice work Joel and way to stay after it!


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