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2021 "Huck it, I'mma Sit on My Bucket" Contest

Nutterbuster

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I've really enjoyed the saddlehunter forum deer contest. But the fun was over way too soon for me last year. No bueno.

I've been as guilty as anybody of being "all gear, no ideer." This site is gear-forward and there ain't no changin that even if I wanted to. I like the gear. The more expensive the better.

But as premium gear becomes more the norm, and as advertising shifts towards content-heavy strategies (where businesses promote their products in articles titled "how to kill big deer by being mobile" or whatever), I don't want people to lose sight of the fact that you absolutely don't need gear to kill deer. Saddles and heavy arrows and $500 treestands don't kill deer. Hunters do. Hunting doesn't have to be a rich man's game and I hope it never is. If you've got money for gas and a license and a gun, you're in!

So, in addition to Nutterbuster's 3rd or 4th Annual Family Friendly Nutter Bustin' Rodeo, I wanna start the "Huck it, I'mma Sit on My Bucket" Contest.

Here's them there rules:

General Rules
  • All deer entered in the contest must be shot while sitting on a bucket.
  • All hunters must be paying members (support your local papa squirrel, chilluns) and have at least 200 posts.
  • All submissions must contain a picture of the hunter, the deer, and the bucket.
  • Each hunter may only submit 1 buck and 1 unantlered deer, or two unantlered deer. Hunters can upgrade 1 unantlered deer to a buck and upgrade their buck unlimited times.
  • Unantlered deer are 5 points each.
  • Antlered deer are 5 points plus the number of tines. IE an 8 point buck would net 13 points.
  • Deer harvested in plain clothes (no camo) are worth double base points. IE, add 5 points to the above calculations. I'm encouraging folks to keep it simple. Just grab a bucket and a gun/bow and go kill a deer!
  • Deer harvested with a traditional or compound bow (anything that requires you to draw and hold in the presence of game) are worth triple base points. IE, add 10 points to the above-mentioned calculations. @kyler1945 convinced me to add this one because you bowhunters are really, really gonna have a rough time with this contest. :)
Bucket Rules
  • Regulation buckets can be between 1 and 10 gallons
  • Regulation buckets can be wood, plastic, metal, fiberglass, or carbon fiber
  • Your bucket can have a lid
  • Pails not allowed
  • Buckets must be purchased for less than $40 and be sourced from a local mom and pop hardware store. Proof of purchase must be provided upon request. For realzies. Times have been rough for small businesses lately. Even if you have a collection of them, buy a new bucket.
  • You may not use the bucket as a saddle platform. However, you can wear your saddle while you sit on your bucket. If your bucket is higher than 15", it is strongly encouraged that you tether off to a nearby tree and avoid slack in your tether in order to prevent shock load or injury in the event of a fall.
  • Buckets must be carried in-hand. No shoulder or backpack straps allowed. Other than that, bucket mods are allowed because I'm not dumb enough to think that's not going to instantly be the first thing your deviant little minds think of once you've had a moment to process this lunacy.
Arbitrary and Capricious Amendments

  • Donation of game taken during this contest is highly encouraged. Whichever team donates the most deer (spotted or otherwise) to a Hunters Helping the Hungry type program (Alabama and I assume most if not all states have such a program) will receive an actual, honest-to-goodness prize. Chaotic Neutral, baby!
With all that being said, comment "i'm down to clown" if you want to be entered into the contest. I'll update this thread with the list of teams and members come late August so folks who start in September can get to whackin' and stackin'. PM me if you wanna volunteer as back-up help in the event this grows beyond what I can manage by my lonesome.

I'll start a separate thread for smack-talk and bucket talk. Lets try to contain this madness to there. I reckon it may be a fun little something to do or the guys who tag out early in the official contest.
 
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rhagenw

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Does this meet regulations? This thing has a yearly body count of button bucks!5D3D5522-81EB-420B-BB1B-209B7801D837.jpegEDIT: I am down as a clown if my 20 year old death bucket is allowed...ain’t trees everywhere
 
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iamcorey

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I’m down to clown. Now to find a local mom and pop that sells buckets.


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gcr0003

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First with the re-introduction of hang-ons as a game changer to saddle hunting and now this! I think the website you are looking for is called Hunter.com-this here is saddlehunter.com! This anti saddle hunting gear rhetoric has gone on long enough. Ain’t nothing wrong with not hunting from a saddle, sitting on a bucket, hang-on, ground blind or whatever else but it ain’t why I come to this site.


This will also be annoying for teams in the actual saddlehunter deer hunting contest if it takes away kills because they’re not getting them from the saddle. Some team members have hard enough time getting doe kills.

Did you start this thread because you can’t climb a tree anymore, because you’ve sold all your saddle hunting equipment or because you can’t climb a tree anymore because you sold all of your saddle hunting equipment?


Consider this post my whiny, complaining, display of disapproval of this competition. If money is THE reason why you can’t get into saddle hunting I will personally help you overcome that. PM me. PEACE!
 

MNFarmHunter

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Sounds like fun but not sure it's a fair contest if I jump in.

This is my first year hunting. I've killed many deer over the years but never "hunted". In all past years, I've woke up, walked out to the pump house with a chair and coffee, opened a window and waited for them to come up in the yard.

These were always difficult "hunts". Sometimes my coffee would run out. Sometimes I had to walk up to 100 yards through ankle deep grass to get to it then drag it nearly 150 yards through the same ankle deep grass to the barn. One year though the buck was cooperative and ran towards the barn and dropped near the front door. I even almost got cold once and nearly got rained on. It has however filled my freezer and proven I can truly endure as a hunter.

Frankly though, I got tired of simply filling the freezer and will be truly hunting this year. Out there in the woods, climbing trees and braving those icky bugs and spider webs...
 

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First with the re-introduction of hang-ons as a game changer to saddle hunting and now this! I think the website you are looking for is called Hunter.com-this here is saddlehunter.com! This anti saddle hunting gear rhetoric has gone on long enough. Ain’t nothing wrong with not hunting from a saddle, sitting on a bucket, hang-on, ground blind or whatever else but it ain’t why I come to this site.


This will also be annoying for teams in the actual saddlehunter deer hunting contest if it takes away kills because they’re not getting them from the saddle. Some team members have hard enough time getting doe kills.

Did you start this thread because you can’t climb a tree anymore, because you’ve sold all your saddle hunting equipment or because you can’t climb a tree anymore because you sold all of your saddle hunting equipment?


Consider this post my whiny, complaining, display of disapproval of this competition. If money is THE reason why you can’t get into saddle hunting I will personally help you overcome that. PM me. PEACE!
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At least it's not a pi eating contest. I do think it's a disservice the JX3 in ground mode is not eligible, it is at least a saddle, sort of.
 

Nutterbuster

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First with the re-introduction of hang-ons as a game changer to saddle hunting and now this! I think the website you are looking for is called Hunter.com-this here is saddlehunter.com! This anti saddle hunting gear rhetoric has gone on long enough. Ain’t nothing wrong with not hunting from a saddle, sitting on a bucket, hang-on, ground blind or whatever else but it ain’t why I come to this site.


This will also be annoying for teams in the actual saddlehunter deer hunting contest if it takes away kills because they’re not getting them from the saddle. Some team members have hard enough time getting doe kills.

Did you start this thread because you can’t climb a tree anymore, because you’ve sold all your saddle hunting equipment or because you can’t climb a tree anymore because you sold all of your saddle hunting equipment?


Consider this post my whiny, complaining, display of disapproval of this competition. If money is THE reason why you can’t get into saddle hunting I will personally help you overcome that. PM me. PEACE!

1. I got no hate in my black heart for saddles. I killed my saddle deer first last year.

2. If being in two contests is too much for ya, sit this one out sugga. Real killas only. ;)

3. It aint the gear. I've eaten too much conecuh sausage and drank too many barley pops to climb trees. ha!

4. I'll send you my paypal, Uncle Moneybags.
 

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Also killing fawns is pathetic, legal or not. That’s like walking over to your neighbors yard and shooting his dog that is curious to see you but hesitant to come say hey. Wouldn’t bring me any joy.

Ok I’m done again unless something else sparks my interest to complain about.
 

Nutterbuster

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Also killing fawns is pathetic, legal or not. That’s like walking over to your neighbors yard and shooting his dog that is curious to see you but hesitant to come say hey. Wouldn’t bring me any joy.

Ok I’m done again unless something else sparks my interest to complain about.
I just put that in there so folks who can't kill big bucks can still play. Why you complainin'?
 

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Is there a trophy and worldwide recognition like the saddle hunting competition?
 
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