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World Championship Snow Goose Conservation Hunt

February 9th & 10th, 2019

The 2019 World Championship Snow Goose Conservation Hunt competition will take place on February 9-10, 2019 throughout the state of Arkansas and all geese must be turned in to Mack's Prairie Wings in Stuttgart, AR.


The Hunt

Mack’s Prairie Wings will be hosting a competitive snow goose hunting event open to the entire state of Arkansas on February 9-10, 2019. Each team will consist of exactly 10 members, with a $1,000 entry fee per team. All geese will be donated to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry and all proceeds will be donated to Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl and Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry.

The Why

Light geese can be a nuisance to Arkansas farmers. They have become so abundant that in some places they are damaging ecosystems and other wildlife found there. Major actions were undertaken in 1999 to reduce most populations of snow geese and their impacts on the ecosystems. These actions were to enable hunters to contribute to increasing the goose harvest in hopes of reducing the population by implementing special conservation orders outside regular hunting seasons. Managers could conduct direct control efforts in an attempt to reduce populations, but the cost and public concern over these tools make legal hunting the preferred option. Increased hunting opportunity is the first wildlife management tool biologists turn to because it costs very little to implement, and is much more socially accepted - especially when a valuable protein source will be put to good use - than other population control measures. Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry will process and distribute the geese to those in need. Organizations, businesses, and churches of many denominations have joined hunters to transform an abundant light geese population into a renewable food source for the hungry.

TEAM GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE
ESTIMATED TOTAL VALUE $62,550
THE ODDS OF WINNING WILL BE DETERMINED IN PART
BY THE TOTAL NUMBER OF TEAMS ENTERED

    The first place team will receive the following:

  • ● 10 Benelli SBE 3’s Special Edition Cerakoted by Liquid Concepts - $19,500 Value
  • ● 10 Jebs choke tubes - $750 Value
  • ● 10 Carlson magazine extensions - $800 Value
  • ● 50 cases of Winchester Expert Snow Ammo ( 5 cases to each team member) - $6500 Value
  • ● 10 $500 Mossy Oak gift cards - $5000 Value
  • ● 10 $500 Sitka gift cards - $5000 Value
  • ● 10 $500 Banded gift cards - $5000 Value
  • ● 10 $500 Drake gift cards - $5000 Value
  • ● 10 $500 Lucky Duck gift cards - $5000 Value
  • ● 10 $500 Dakota Decoy gift cards - $5,000 Value
  • ● 10 $500 Sillosocks gift cards - $5,000 Value
    • Rules & Regulations

      Exactly 10 members per team. All team members must be natural persons eighteen years old or older at the time of registration and U.S. citizens. An individual can be a member of only one team.

      Team members cannot be substituted or changed after the registration form is submitted.

      A completed team registration form and the required release form from each individual team member must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 4th, 2019. Each team member must individually complete and deliver the release form prior to participating and before the team will be considered as officially registered. Mack’s Prairie Wings is not responsible for any failure of Mack’s Prairie Wings to actually receive completed registration forms or release forms regardless of the cause, including but not limited to any party’s internet or other communication, equipment or delivery failure.

      $1,000 entry fee per team. There is no requirement to purchase any merchandise to participate.

      The contest sponsor is Mack’s Sport Shop, LLLP, doing business as Mack’s Prairie Wings, 2335 Highway 63 North, Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160.

      The odds of winning will be determined in part by the total number of teams entered. Only one prize package will be awarded. The grand prize will be awarded to the registered team that harvests and delivers the highest number of snow geese during the two-day contest as determined by Mack’s Prairie Wings in its sole discretion. The tentative winning team will be announced at the conclusion of the counting on February 10. Only snow geese are eligible. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by a coin flip. Mack’s Prairie Wings’ interpretation of the contest rules, its resolution of any ambiguities or omissions in the rules and its decision in its sole discretion as to the contest winner is final. Prize winners are responsible for any taxes associated with the award of prizes and prize winners must deliver a completed Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 prior to receiving prizes. Prize winners are also responsible for any shipping and handling costs associated with prizes not picked up at Mack’s Prairie Wings. Prize winners will be subject to a background check associated with firearms laws and must submit the required forms to receive the prize. Prize winners will not be awarded any prize until after verification of any matter that Mack’s Prairie Wings deems necessary to review and receipt of all necessary forms and authorizations from tentative prize winners. Failure to retrieve the grand prize or be eligible to retrieve the grand prize by February 15th, 2019 will result in forfeiture. Prizes forfeited for any reason may be disposed of or retained as Mack’s Prairie Wings determines in its sole discretion.

      All harvested geese must be transported and turned in by 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9th and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10th to Mack’s Prairie Wings in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Teams must turn in their geese by 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9th and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10th or be in line to turn in their geese by 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9th and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10th as determined by Mack’s Prairie Wings. A team may turn in geese only once per day. Only geese killed on the day that they are turned in and killed by registered team members are eligible. Geese killed on February 9 after a team has turned in its geese for February 9 are not eligible and geese killed on February 10 after a team has turned in its geese for February 10 are not eligible. All team members must be present on Sunday, February 10th at turn in time. Team members may hunt in different locations. Mack’s Prairie Wings does not provide land to hunt on. Not all team members are required to hunt. Once count is confirmed, geese will be transferred to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry.

      All hunting is limited to the State of Arkansas.
      No daily bag limit or possession limit.
      Shooting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
      Hunters may use unplugged shotguns.
      Hunters may use electronic calls.
      Polygraph tests will be administered to each team member of the winning team. Each contestant, by signing the entry form, agrees to submit to polygraph testing.
      Hunters do not need a Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, Arkansas Waterfowl Stamp or Harvest Information Program registration, but they must have a valid hunting license from any state.
      All hunters participating in the conservation order must get a free registration permit number in advance of hunting by calling 800-364-4263 (GAME) Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or clicking on the permit link on this page: https://ar-web.s3licensing.com/

      Drive-by shooting, ditch crawling, bird jumping and all illegal kills will be disqualified. Geese shot in violation of any law, including but not limited to trespass laws, are ineligible. All geese must be taken over decoys.
      Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and federal rules and regulations will apply, including but not limited to: AGFC Regulations 04.04, 10.01, and B1.14; and 50 CFR 21.60. (See also the 2018-19 AGFC Waterfowl Hunting Guide Book). Hunters may be subject to inspection for compliance with applicable hunting regulations by state and federal wildlife officers.

Join the Hunt

To join the hunt, please download and SIGN this REGISTRATION FORM
AND please download and SIGN this RELEASE FORM
and either email to laurenb@mackspw.com. Or mail to: Mack's Prairie Wings, 2335 Hwy 63 North, Stuttgart, AR 72160

ALL 10 team members MUST sign a release form!
BOTH forms must be returned.

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