***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote***

Posted by: reb8600

***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/20/13 07:21 PM

Alright, Here we go. thumbup It is time for the vote on the stories for the 2012 Hunter Of The Year. There were some real outstanding stories this year. I have put together the 12 stories that you, the members thought were the best each month. The vote on this will end on February 28 at 5:00 PM MST.

I would like to personally thank the sponsors and HOB's for all the prizes they give. The HOM or the HOY would not be possible without them. Try to remember them when you are looking for something, they stepped up to help you with the prizes. I would ask that you support them, Just click on their banners to go to their web sites. This says a lot for them. I would also like to thank the members that took the time to write the stories. It is a lot of work and takes time to do it.

We have a line up of some outstanding prizes donated by some outstanding sponsors. So here it is, the prizes that 3 lucky people are going to win!!

First Place

Can you believe what is going to the lucky winner!! Savage Arms has really gone out of their way and the winner is getting an amazing rifle. Savage Model 9317FV in 17HMR tt1 . All of the details for the rifle can be found HERE.





We just had another prize donated for first place by Skinney of O'neill Ops thumbup He has donated a very nice Bino Pack. These things work great and protect your binoculars as well as provide storage. Be sure to check out his web site HERE






Second Place
The second place story will receive a special prize from Nocturnal Hunter and Stiknshoot. They have donated a light and pressure switch. These lights are amazing and easy to use. They are very bright and are quick to mount and remove. What an outstanding prize. w00t Check them out HERE





Third Place
The third place winner will receive TBO Drag and a TBO QR Camo Sling from No Off Season. This is a very nice donation from TT35. thumbup1 These will make it a lot easier to carry your rifle and drag your prize to your vehicle. You can check them and the other items they sell right HERE







Here are the stories from 2012 that were voted as the best by the members here at Predator Masters. Take some time and read them then make your vote for the one you think is best.

January - Bennett Idaho Wolf Down

February - 300magman Finally I get to say it...WOLF DOWN!!!!!

March - Getemclose Tough day of calling, Better Than ANY Day at Work...

April - Kizmo Double beard and dog

May - 5spd Coyote Countdown

June - SHampton My 3 morning 26 Coyote Hunt with Tony T

July - Ursus21 Friday The 13th...(Pics Included)

August - Ursus21 Hunting, Family, and Success! (Pics)

September - WilyDawg Amazing start to the new season!!!

October - Switch Alyssa's first coyote!

November - AZspike ******** #186 lbs ********

December - ADK3210 Yep I did it. I shot my Foxpro!

Posted by: 220_Swift

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/20/13 10:45 PM

My vote is in.
Posted by: OldTurtle

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/20/13 11:10 PM

And mine
Posted by: Matt1953

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/20/13 11:35 PM

Done
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/21/13 12:45 AM

Man, that's tough! Wolves, family hunts, kids with coyotes, ugly coyotes, a mountain lion, a turkey, coyote dog action, a dead Foxpro... How can I choose?




It was rough, but I did it.
Posted by: Tim Neitzke

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/21/13 12:57 AM

Done
Posted by: reb8600

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/21/13 06:57 AM

BTT
Posted by: SSharp

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/21/13 09:45 AM

Done
Posted by: mtcurman

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/21/13 12:47 PM

Done! That was a TOUGH one! So many excellent stories and pics.. thumbup1
Posted by: skinney

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/21/13 02:49 PM

Man, this is a tough choice, lot's of great stories, and awesome hunts! got my vote in!
Posted by: dnash

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/21/13 03:46 PM

That 186# lion story is off the chain! Good stuff and [beeep] that was close!!!! A MUST READ, IMO!!!
Posted by: reb8600

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/22/13 06:37 AM

BTT
Posted by: Displayed Name

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/22/13 12:26 PM

Voted
Posted by: reb8600

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/23/13 10:12 AM

BTT
Posted by: Fursniper

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/23/13 10:38 AM

Did it, but it was hard to pick just one.
Posted by: reb8600

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/23/13 07:08 PM

Up again.
Posted by: reb8600

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/24/13 04:18 PM

BTT
Posted by: Displayed Name

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/24/13 10:14 PM

bump for more voters, don't be shy
Posted by: reb8600

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/25/13 03:52 PM

Up for some more votes. Lets see everyone do it.
Posted by: Big_Red_Fox

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/25/13 07:22 PM

Done!
Posted by: Redjaw

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/25/13 08:03 PM

Gotter Did
Posted by: reb8600

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/26/13 01:08 PM

BTT
Posted by: reb8600

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/27/13 06:07 AM

Only a few days left. Lets have some voting!!
Posted by: Kollincoyote

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/27/13 09:20 AM

Voted!!

Good hunts to choose from

Thanks to the sponsors and everyone involved
Posted by: reb8600

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/28/13 04:00 AM

Ends tonight. Lets see some more votes
Posted by: reb8600

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/28/13 04:49 PM

Only a couple hours left. Get your votes in.
Posted by: reb8600

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/28/13 07:16 PM

Voting is done. Congratulations to the winners. You each one earned it. I have sent you a PM.

1st - Alyssa's first coyote! by Switch

2nd - ******** #186 lbs ******** by AZspike

3rd - Finally I get to say it...WOLF DOWN!!!!! by 300magman
Posted by: jglynn

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/28/13 08:53 PM

Wow! Scott saw and killed more coyotes in 3 days than some do in a year! I'm puzzled on this one!

Congrats guys.
Posted by: cawilson82

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/28/13 08:59 PM

He doesnt tell stories well jglynn
Posted by: jglynn

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/28/13 09:05 PM

is it story teller of the year or hunter of the year??
Posted by: Switch

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/28/13 09:32 PM

Originally Posted By: jglynn
Congrats guys.


Yeah, thanks...that means a lot. LOL

Anyway, thanks to PM, the administrators that put the contest on, the sponsors that donated the prizes and the members that took the time to vote. You guys made a young hunters (Alyssa) day.

Thanks again!

Tim (Switch)
Posted by: 220_Swift

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/28/13 09:41 PM

Congratulations!!!!!!!
Posted by: Jimmy Kern

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 02/28/13 10:38 PM

Congrats to the winners. I sure was cheering for that Shampton guy that got to hunt with Mr Tony. I liked his story 26 in three days. WOW
Posted by: Ursus21

Re: ***2012 Hunter Of The Year Vote*** - 03/01/13 11:14 AM

I think the voting turned out great! So what if someone else killed a pile of coyotes, a wolf, or whatever? They were all good stories, hence they were nominated. However there is something extra special about helping a young hunter get her first coyote. While some of the other stories may have been about higher numbers of kills or more exotic animals, there is a ton of work and preparation that goes into to helping someone so young. Switch has killed piles and piles of coyotes and bobcats himself. He knows what it takes to help someone else succeed. His daughter has spent plenty of time on stands with him and paid her dues. Frankly, I'm more excited about the fact she got her first coyote, than I am about any contest or prize she may have won. In my mind that "first" coyote is a MUCH bigger deal! Good job all the way around to Switch for spending time with his child, and to Alyssa for making it count when the pressure was on. This world would be a lot better off if more parents had this kind of close relationship with there kids. What an outstanding example of passing on to a younger generation...and thereby making the future better for all of us.