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1st Annual Flaming Gorge Fishing Derby Sponsored By Sportsmans Warehouse
Many ways to hook some cash & great prizes!

The anticipation has begun for the 1st Annual Ducks Unlimited Fishing Derby to be held June 23-24, 2012.

Held at Flaming Gorge Reservoir and launching from the Lucerne Marina.

Each teamís entry form and fees are due by June 15, 2012. Each team that participates in the 2012 Derby will have a spot automatically for the 2013 Derby.

Cost per team is $200 and consists of 4 anglers per boat. You don't have to be a Ducks Unlimited member, everyone is welcome!

Cash prizes for 4 different species: Lake Trout (heaviest fish under 28"), Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout and Small Mouth Bass.

1st Place Prize Money per fish species $1000
2nd Place Prize Money per fish species $500
3rd Place Prize Money per fish species $250

Many other prizes including Ducks Unlimited merchandise such as guns, prints, statues and decoys.

For more information, visit our website: http://www.ducks.org/...Sportsmans-Warehouse
(This post was edited by UTDucksUnlim on Jun 4, 2012, 10:19 AM)

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Re: [UTDucksUnlim] 1st Annual Flaming Gorge Fishing Derby Sponsored By Sportsmans Warehouse In reply to
I don't understand why a conservation organization like Ducks Unlimited is sponsoring a tournament that pays for killing 20 - 40 year old trophy lake trout, trophy fish that cannot be replaced in the lifetimes of many of us. That unique resource is under enough pressure without more trophy kill tournaments.

Here's hoping that DU and Sportsman's Warehouse will modify the rules to pay the lake trout category for the heaviest fish under 28" as Tarponjim has suggested.
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DonInDenver

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purple Big lake trout are too valuable to be killed to hang on the wall. They can live 60 years, so please release them and share the joy!



(This post was edited by DonInDenver on May 13, 2012, 10:32 PM)

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Re: [UTDucksUnlim] 1st Annual Flaming Gorge Fishing Derby Sponsored By Sportsmans Warehouse In reply to
If buckboard can drop the laker catagory so can you guys! they dropped it do to all the cheating! guess we will just have to brake out the lead this fall?Wink you wouldnt even notice a hit from droping it!

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Re: [DonInDenver] 1st Annual Flaming Gorge Fishing Derby Sponsored By Sportsmans Warehouse In reply to
Stay in Denver Don......

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Re: [culinarypunk] 1st Annual Flaming Gorge Fishing Derby Sponsored By Sportsmans Warehouse In reply to
Not a chance. I probably spend more days on Flaming Gorge every year than you.

DonInDenver

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purple Big lake trout are too valuable to be killed to hang on the wall. They can live 60 years, so please release them and share the joy!




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Re: [UTDucksUnlim] 1st Annual Flaming Gorge Fishing Derby Sponsored By Sportsmans Warehouse In reply to
Thank you for all of the comments, based on feedback we have altered the rules for the Fishing Derby. Please review the attached form and we hope to see all that commented register for the event.

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Re: [UTDucksUnlim] 1st Annual Flaming Gorge Fishing Derby Sponsored By Sportsmans Warehouse In reply to
Thank you very much, Ducks Unlimited! That sets a wonderful example for everyone and every tournament in the future!

Everyone wins, especially those trophy fish!

Don

DonInDenver

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purple Big lake trout are too valuable to be killed to hang on the wall. They can live 60 years, so please release them and share the joy!