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WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020)-WINNERS!

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 01 01, 2021 •  [Post 1]

OK, time to vote on our first ever WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest. Thanks to all who submitted a pic, to all our voting members, and a special thanks to the great sponsors that are providing prizes to the top three vote getters! Please refer back to the original picture thread to read a bit about each of the photo submissions. Good luck to all; time to vote! RJ
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020) - VOTE N

Postby Indian Summer » 01 02, 2021 •  [Post 2]

This is it... Photo of the year! I try to really look at pictures from a bit of a professional perspective. Lighting is important. If you want a good pic the photographer... or Clip Shot, has to have the sun at his back. That can be a tough one for us since we can’t control where the elk die. I look for composition. I want to see the bull and of course the hunter but I like to see the area around the kill site a little too. I also like depth. Meaning a background that tells me this is elk country! I love big nulls of course but this is a photo contest not a big buck poll. There are a few other things too. Kids and puppies get no points from me and neither do long arm shots. Anyway.... clearly I am NOT the winner! Lol :lol:

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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020) - VOTE N

Postby wawhitey » 01 03, 2021 •  [Post 3]

Im voting for coolest picture considering background etc, not biggest bull. I like the spike pic #3.
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020) - VOTE N

Postby 7mmfan » 01 03, 2021 •  [Post 4]

wawhitey wrote:Im voting for coolest picture considering background etc, not biggest bull. I like the spike pic #3.


Me too, but I may be partial. :lol: I like that I can see the whole mile long stalk in that photo. 250 yard shot in his bed, he never heard the boom. Picture is exactly as he laid.
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Postby wawhitey » 01 03, 2021 •  [Post 5]

7mmfan wrote:
wawhitey wrote:Im voting for coolest picture considering background etc, not biggest bull. I like the spike pic #3.


Me too, but I may be partial. :lol: I like that I can see the whole mile long stalk in that photo. 250 yard shot in his bed, he never heard the boom. Picture is exactly as he laid.



Was that yours? Pic says tigger
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020) - VOTE N

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 01 03, 2021 •  [Post 6]

Ya, I had is mislabeled. Good now.
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Postby 7mmfan » 01 03, 2021 •  [Post 7]

wawhitey wrote:
7mmfan wrote:
wawhitey wrote:Im voting for coolest picture considering background etc, not biggest bull. I like the spike pic #3.


Me too, but I may be partial. :lol: I like that I can see the whole mile long stalk in that photo. 250 yard shot in his bed, he never heard the boom. Picture is exactly as he laid.



Was that yours? Pic says tigger


No changing your vote now!
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020) - VOTE N

Postby wawhitey » 01 03, 2021 •  [Post 8]

7mmfan wrote:
wawhitey wrote:
7mmfan wrote:
wawhitey wrote:Im voting for coolest picture considering background etc, not biggest bull. I like the spike pic #3.


Me too, but I may be partial. :lol: I like that I can see the whole mile long stalk in that photo. 250 yard shot in his bed, he never heard the boom. Picture is exactly as he laid.



Was that yours? Pic says tigger


No changing your vote now!



Shenanigans! Im writing in swede!
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020) - VOTE N

Postby Lefty » 01 07, 2021 •  [Post 9]

Best story, biggest bull, best grin, trophy cows: All good pics guys,..



Wa you write in Swede I ll vote Joe!

Even though Joe didn't have a puppy , a third grade, or a smile I just voted Joe.. :oops:
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020) - VOTE N

Postby 7mmfan » 01 14, 2021 •  [Post 10]

A 3-way tie for 2nd place??? Come on guys, I have a kid to feed and buy shoes for! That spike in the picture is dang near gone already, working on the mule deer and blacktail now. He wants to go hunting this weekend, and my boots are all worn out! I need these new Crispi boots that are in the prize lineup!
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020) - VOTE N

Postby Lefty » 01 15, 2021 •  [Post 11]

7mmfan wrote:,,,, I need these new Crispi boots that are in the prize lineup!

another one of Swedes tricks,..


If that was the truth I would hire every kid in the neighborhood to vote,, well and a few long ago dead neighbors,.. and :lol:
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020) - VOTE N

Postby 7mmfan » 01 15, 2021 •  [Post 12]

Maybe I need to do some recruiting...
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020) - VOTE N

Postby Lefty » 01 20, 2021 •  [Post 13]

7mmfan wrote:Maybe I need to do some recruiting...

I ll call on some general lurkers.

Hey you guys, vote for someone
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Postby 7mmfan » 01 20, 2021 •  [Post 14]

Lefty wrote:
7mmfan wrote:Maybe I need to do some recruiting...

I ll call on some general lurkers.

Hey you guys, vote for someone


Well that didn't help. Looks like it just got more votes for the guys already ahead of me. Some helper you are. I'd have expected that from Swede, but not you Lefty.
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020) - WINNER

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 01 21, 2021 •  [Post 15]

Allrighty, after almost three weeks of voting, we have the top three vote getters identified. 1st place goes to jcs280 (6 votes); 2nd place goes to Elknut (5 votes); and 3rd place is Slim9300 (4 votes). Thanks to all who submitted their awesome elk photos and thank you to all who took the time to vote. Winners need to PM me their current mailing information and I'll pass that along to Crispi, Swagger, and Alaska Guide Creations so they can send out the prizes. Last but not least, a huge thank you to the three advertising sponsors who provide the prizes for our first ever Elk Photo of the Year Contest!

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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020)-WINNERS!

Postby Indian Summer » 01 21, 2021 •  [Post 16]

Congratulations Jon! How about telling us a little about your hunt?
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020)-WINNERS!

Postby 7mmfan » 01 26, 2021 •  [Post 17]

Congrats to all of you that bested me. I'm sure there was some voter fraud of some kind, mail in ballots or "malfunctioning" devices. Next year I'll stall the results with a filibuster until some votes can be found in someone's closet. My God I'm starting to sound like Swede.
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020)-WINNERS!

Postby lilshootergirl » 02 01, 2021 •  [Post 18]

#10, love the back ground
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Re: WapitiTalk Elk Photo of the Year Contest (2020)-WINNERS!

Postby Swede » 02 01, 2021 •  [Post 19]

7mm there was no voter fraud. The voters were just being jerks. Again I got zero, nada, no write in votes. :mrgreen:

Anyway congrats to all of the winners and thanks for all of the entries.
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