Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A HUGE Announcment for SUH&F

11-11-11, that is the day that we began this adventure called Southern Utah Hunt and Fish (I never realized that was the date until now, cool!).  It's been quite a ride!  Honestly, there were times I didn't know if I wanted to continue!  It's been tough balancing work, family, and this "baby" that we have put so much work into.  I wouldn't trade it for anything!  I have made such amazing friends, been great places, had great adventures, and we've added some great sponsors that are a great support to what we are able to do here.

To me, this is a BIG deal!  Here we are, just shy of 50,000 views for a year, we have hundreds of followers on Facebook and Twitter, and I find myself backlogged with people's photos and stories that I still need to get posted from outings this fall!  I had to squeeze this post in tonight however, to announce some BIG news!  We want to celebrate our first anniversary to say thanks to you, our viewers for the success we have enjoyed.  This site is all about you!  Without your stories, your support, and your enthusiasm it the dream would have died long ago.

So, I'll get right to the announcement.  We will be holding a "Bucks, Bulls, and Fins" contest that will start tonight, and run through November 30th.  We want to see your photos and stories from 2012!  This contest will be a little different than most.  We are not looking for the biggest bucks, bulls and fish, although it could score points to the winner.  We will have a panel of judges choose our winners, and some of those judges will not go solely off of the sizes of trophies.  As well, many of our sponsors will be giving away apparel and accessories that can be won by random drawing, for those of you that may not have a photo to submit this year.

So, here are the rules!  First, when a prize from a sponsor is announced, participants must "like" both the Southern Utah Hunt and Fish Facebook page, and the Facebook page of the sponsor.  Make sure you like the pages, not a comment thread.  Please tell the sponsor that Southern Utah Hunt and Fish sent you.  To be eligible for grand prizes, you must also submit a photo for our contest, in addition to liking the Facebook pages.  Lastly, look for the comment thread on the Southern Utah Hunt and Fish for the item you want to be considered for.  Leave a comment on the thread to enter.

Sound complicated?  Follow our Facebook page and we will let you know what pages to like!  Check there often for updates, and check the blog often for updates, as well as for "surprise" drawings before the contest closes on November 30th.

If you are not on Facebook, you may also follow SUH&F on Twitter, as well as advertiser's profiles there.  If you do not have Facebook or Twitter, submit your photos by email, and let us know you do not have either.

Your pictures do NOT have to be from Utah!

To submit photos, the easiest thing to do is to post them to our Facebook wall: www.facebook.com/suhuntandfish.

You can also "tag" SUH&F in your photos, which will still allow them to be visible on our page.  You can also email photos to suhuntandfish@gmail.com and I will get them on the site and Facebook page. 

Now, to kick things off, let me introduce you to one of our grand prizes!  One of our photo winners will win a pair of Vortex "Diamondback" 10X42 binoculars!  How do you enter?  If you haven't done so, go "like" the Southern Utah Hunt and Fish Facebook page, look for the comment thread titled "COMMENT HERE TO ENTER TO WIN DIAMONDBACK BINOCULARS".  Next, go "like" the Vortex Optics www.facebook.com/vortexoptics Facebook page, leave a comment telling them that Southern Utah Hunt and Fish sent you.  Lastly, send your photo in!  There's still hunts to go, go ahead and like the pages, hopefully you will have that picture to submit before long!  This prize will go to either a bull or buck photo!

Just another heads up, Mat from the Shed Inc is also sending some apparel our way!  We will post the items as soon as they arrive, but go like their Facebook page to be ready for the action!  Check back for more announcements on those items as they arrive!  www.facebook.com/shedinc.

We are in the works of getting more prizes lined up from our other sponsors and potentially new sponsors!  Now the work is up to you!  Let's see the photos, and make sure you like the pages as well!  Our sponsors are the best, be sure to check out the fine optics of Vortex Optics and the Shed Inc.

Good luck to everyone!  We look forward to seeing your photos and entries!  Again, check back often for updates and announcements, and please share our site and Facebook page with your friends!