Bass Pro looks for top outdoorsman
SAN ANTONIO -- Field & Stream, the world’s leading outdoor magazine, is on the hunt for the nation’s top outdoorsman, kicking off the 2011 Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge -- presented by Mobil 1 at Bass Pro Shops in San Antonio. The first qualifying round of events will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10. Kids will have a chance to get in on the action with their very own Total Outdoors-Kid Challenge, including free activities, prizes, and giveaways.
On April 9-10, avid hunters, anglers, and all-around sportsmen and -women will compete in baitcasting, air rifle, and archery events at Bass Pro Shops. Competitors must bring their own archery and baitcasting equipment. There is no fee to enter the Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge, and events are open to the public. Spectators and participants will have the chance to win prizes, including a trip for two to Big Cedar Lodge.
The top 200 participants from the April qualifying events will advance to one of four regional events in June. The top three finishers at the regional qualifiers will compete in the final championship -- an intensive, three-day event at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Missouri, Sept. 8-11. The final event will pit this year’s top finishers against the top three from last year’s Total Outdoorsman Challenge and one “wild-card” competitor selected from online submissions. The event will feature seven challenges: fly-fishing, bass fishing, rifle, shotgun, endurance, archery, and ATV handling.
“The Total Outdoorsman Challenge offers anyone who loves the outdoors a chance to test their skills in a fun and friendly competition,” said Anthony Licata, editor-in-chief of Field & Stream. “Those who are truly at the top of their game, who have immersed themselves in the outdoor lifestyle, have a chance to take home cash and prizes, along with title of the nation’s Total Outdoorsman.”
For more information, visit www.basspro.com.