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divejunkey1

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Big Ling of the Year Contest
« on: February 05, 2012, 01:28:36 PM »
I was wondering if anyone had any interest in the following: Starting April 1, 2012, and lasting until November 30, 2012, we would have a big ling of the year contest. Each person interested would pay $20.00 to enter , would have to provide photographs of the fish with a tape measure in the photo for reference, and at least one witness to verify the size of the fish , after it has been speared. The proceeds would be donated at the end of the year to Scan and the RFA and I would furnish the top three divers with some donated prizes from our vendors. I am a true beginner and not an expert by any means, and am not starting this contest to make people perceive me as such. I just wanted there to be as much recognition given to spearing fish as there is to hunting large abs in our local sport. All fish would have to be taken North of San Francisco and would only count if taken while freediving. If there is enough interest in this I will go ahead and set it up , with Matts Blessings- he and I have already spoke of this, and I will proceed to talk to  our vendors to see about prize dontations. Any one would be eligible regardless of age, to enter and I feel that it would be a great way include additional hunters to the site and the sport. Let me know how you feel about this idea, Owen.

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Re: Big Ling of the Year Contest
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 02:28:40 PM »
I am in, keep me in the loop please. Also we need to make some rules and be clear this is free dive only lings right ? and can we use boats ? or is this only shore dive and yak ?
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Re: Big Ling of the Year Contest
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 08:30:15 PM »
Freedive only of course, and as far as how you spear them it does not matter,shore ,dive kayak , or from a boat. If it sounds like enough people will participate I will draft up some rules to make it very clear on what will be allowed and how the money will be collected. I was thinking I could set up a deposit only account at Wells Fargo , and until the end of November and perhaps with at least one other person, the funds would not be able to withdrawn , unless both signers are there. Thanks for getting back to me so quick, I will be in touch

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Re: Big Ling of the Year Contest
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 08:39:52 PM »
Cool one other rule to consider you must be paid participant before you can submit any ling. This sounds like fun comp and helps show and make the site more diverse.
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Re: Big Ling of the Year Contest
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 07:42:34 AM »
I think a PayPal Account might be easier, I think most here know how to use it or have one?
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Re: Big Ling of the Year Contest
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 02:16:29 PM »
Hey owen is there updates on this ? also why don't we allow lings from monterey,carmel ?
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Re: Big Ling of the Year Contest
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 08:55:35 AM »
 I have some interest in this! I would be more inclined to jump in if there was some rules and some more structure.
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Re: Big Ling of the Year Contest
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 03:32:14 PM »
So hey I thought I would bring this back up, and try to get some divers into this. It sounds fun. So lets start chiming in and pm'ing owen for details.  come on guy's I know we are all into the spearing thing as well as ab diving.
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Re: Big Ling of the Year Contest
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 09:30:08 PM »
I'm interested.  That sounds fun.
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Re: Big Ling of the Year Contest
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 07:16:37 PM »
Whats up with the contest? Im in, just gotta get back in the damned water. Who do I give my twenty bucks to?
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