We have a few announcements to make before the contest since we probably won’t get to see many of you until weigh-in on Sunday.
First and foremost, we will post the final team count and payout breakdown soon after 12:00 PM on Saturday once registration has closed and we have all the money counted. This information will be posted both on our Facebook page and on www.wtbbc.org, so please don’t text or call to ask for the team count. (We realize this won’t stop anyone from doing that. Ha Ha!)
Second, if you haven’t done so already, please contact a local Game Warden from the county in which you will be hunting as a courtesy. We assure you they will appreciate it, and it may save you some time later on. You can go to www.tpwd.state.tx.us/warden/ to lookup contact information for Game Wardens by county.
For teams that can’t find a suitable dumping place for their dead critters, we will have a dump trailer parked at Field & Streams on Sunday. Teams are welcome to dispose of any animals they don’t sell to the fur buyers in this trailer. We will haul them off after weigh-in for you.
Starting in the February hunt, we will be giving 4 polygraph tests to the winning teams All winning teams, including Jackpots, are eligible to be tested. Any team found to be cheating will be disqualified and banned from future contests. As always, the judges make the final decision.
And finally, we’ve decided to change the payout for 3rd place. Since we’ve had such a great turnout this year, we felt that 3rd place should get a little more of the money. Instead of a flat $1,000, 3rd place will get 10% of the Grand Prize pot. Of course, we’ll only pay third place if we have 150 or more teams entered. Here’s how the payouts will break down:
Big Bobcat Grand Prize (70% of total entry fees minus polygraphs)
1st Place – 60%
2nd Place – 30%
3rd Place – 10%
Jackpots (30% of total entry fees – nothing changed here)
Most Cats – 10%
Most Coyotes – 10%
Most Grey Fox – 10%
Good luck to everyone who has entered, and we will see you on Sunday.