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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 21:53

High School Fishing Clubs Win Great Prizes

We at Shotem and Caughtem learned of a great new program presented by Berkley fishing tackle to help get high school students out to enjoy the great outdoors and learn. They have launched what they have called the first International High School Fishing Club Challenge. A contest for high schoolers from both the United States and Canada.  Beginning August 15th, high school fishing coaches can register their school to participate in the program. The program lasts through the school year and offers numerous fishing related opportunities, rewards, product samples and prizes.

The ultimate goal is to win the Berkley High School Cup. The winning team receives $4,000 in prizes for that fishing team. Berkley will also be awarding 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention finishers. This program is not just about catching the biggest or most fish; it’s about learning fishing skills, nature conservation and creating a lifetime hobby.

Fishing clubs do not have to be sanctioned by the local board of education, but must be a part of the high school, just like the debate or math clubs.

For more details and to sign up team coaches (only one per school) register at http://www.berkley-fishing.com/high_school_registration

We also hope that the students extend their bragging rights by starting their groups and posting to the galleries right here on Shotem and Caughtem.  We think this is a great competitive way to get more of our youth in the great outdoors.  

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Friday, 02 August 2013 20:07

Notice Anything New to the Website

We at Shotem and Caughtem have added some great new things to the website we thought were worth mentioning.  As we told you a couple of weeks ago we have made it so you can have you very own hunting and fishing profile gallery on the site.  It gives you a place to show all those around you your trial and tribulations while in the great outdoors.  Example: www.shotemandcaughtem.com/chauncey 

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We at Shotem and Caughtem read the story about a community showing their support of their military men and women's service by hosting a fishing tournament and we felt it was worth repeating.  We have a soft spot in our hearts for supporting our men and women for their service since many of our family members served and currently have brothers and cousins who are serving as we write this blog.  We even order much of our merchandise through the TSAF organization which supports fallen Army Rangers families.  Here are some of the details surrounding this New York community.

Paying tribute to members of the American military for their honorable and selfless service to our country takes many forms. Members of the outdoor community have embraced that patriotic practice, and one of the most remarkable and enduring of such recognitions is the annual Soldiers on the Sound Fluke Fishing Tournament, organized by the Smithtown Bay Yacht Club and supported by VFW Post 395 from St. James. The event, held last Saturday, is one of the most popular activities to be conducted along the North Shore.

A total of 110 servicemen and servicewomen from four branches of the military turned out for the event. Those in attendance represented the Army, Navy, Marines and the renowned 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard based in Westhampton Beach. Many of the soldiers had recently returned from deployment abroad. The "106" had the most robust turnout of personnel since it has the longest standing partnership with the tournament.

Members of the Smithtown Bay Yacht Club, private charter captains and mates volunteered their boats, time and fishing expertise to make this the most expansive and successful fluke tournament thus far. About 50 boats participated in the tournament and hosted teams of angling military personnel. Many other behind-the-scenes folks volunteered their time and skills to coordinate event logistics and a magnificent clambake and buffet.

Tell us about events you might be having in the events section or share your comments below.  

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We at Shotem and Caughtem are very excited about the new changes coming to the website which should increase our members love of this already great Hunting and Fishing Social Network.  

The first change has already been made which is the addition of the Shotem and Caughtem of the month.  This will be a monthly contest where the winners will get an entire months worth of bragging rights being featured with your story on the main page as well as some great prizes.  We will be hooking up with a wide variety of different sponsors to offer new prizes every month.  We will post these prizes for the following month on that months winners page so visit often to find out what you might win.

Contest rules are pretty simple.

1.  Email your prize winning photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.  We will take your photo and add our logo to the picture so that people know who has entered that month.

3.  Contest winners will be decided prior to the end of the month by which logo photo in the Caughtem or Shotem Gallery has the most likes and comments.

4.  We will then e mail you to get the full Bragging rights story to add to your award winning photo that will be posted in the appropriate section.

5.  At the end of the month those who had entered their photos will be taken down and we will start fresh so as new members come to the site everyone has a fair shot.

6.  The last week of the month all contest photos will be removed and re-posted and the process starts all over again.  We will correlate photos based on when they arrive in that month and let you know when to expect your photo to be posted and which month your contest entry will start.  We will only have contests for the Shotem and Caughtem of the month when we have enough support so tell your friends.

7.  Don't let the fact that you have entered multiple times or with photos taken from way back in the day stop you from entering.  

8.  Their is one unbreakable rule however, we do not support false braggers.  Should you be selected as the winner we will ask that you provide some addition photos from other adventures to verify you as the appropriate bragger so no cheating.   

So get bragging and we will let you know as soon as we have enough entries when our very first Shotem and Caughtem Contest will start and the cool prizes that will be available.  

Stay tuned for some more great changes that will be happening to the website soon.  We think it will help us solidify ourselves as the Best Hunting and Fishing Social Network on the World Wide Web.  

 

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Contest rules and information:

We will be adding three new sections to the home page of the website in the near future.  They are Shotem of the Week, Caughtem of the Week, and Recipe of the week.  You must follow the rules listed below to have your photo be apart of the selection process for a weekly Winner, however, we reserve the right to use this space as we so choose and there might not be a new winner every week.  Winning members will be chosen by us, likes from members and will receive some free Shotem and Caughtem Merchandise for being featured in one of these three categories.  Winners will be rewarded swag so that they will no longer have to search the truck or boat for something to write on or with.  

Rules:

1.  Only members of the Shotem and Caughtem Website are considered for the Contest so make sure you are a member of the website.  You must be able to prove that it is your photo since it must be you in the photo to win.  No false bragging, those end up in the Mishaps Gallery!

2.  Must be a photo that pertains to one of the three categories. (Shotem, Caughtem, or a recipe from the Gear Section)

3.  In order for us to know if you would like to be included in the Contest we ask two things.  The photo must say "Shotem And Caughtem" somewhere.  You could type it into the photo on your computer,  use one of the logos off our site, write it on a piece of paper/on a piece of toilet paper and have it with you in the photo, or scratch it into the print, we will not discriminate, but it must be legible and easy to see.  The photos below are a great example.  

4.  We ask you to provide some details on what you have going on in the photo.  For example, the photo below is of me and my buddy and the pheasants we killed while we were out in Southwest Kansas.  We were hunting crop circles with a group of friends.  He was using a 20g benelli and I was using a 12g 870.   We had a blast!  You could also provide stats.  For example,  "5lb bass caught on Table Rock Lake near the bank with a watermelon lizard as bait.  It was 8am and about 60 degrees out."  The more info we have the better.  Provide your name, location, size, or what you used.  We will take as much info as you are willing to provide.  We might even e mail you to find out more if your photo is selected.

5.  Should your photo be selected, you will be notified by e mail and be asked to provide an mailing address where we can send your prize.  Your photo will be shared as our weekly winner across many different media platforms.  We will not share your personal information (name, address, etc) but will share the link to the post on the website.  Beware! If you do not want to provide this information or want us to brag to others we ask that you not enter the contest!

As the website grows prizes will continue to change so keep your photos coming.  You never know what you might get.  Once you recieve your free swag we hope you might brag about your prize in the gear section of the website.  That's why were all here anyway right?  To share, brag and connect with others about our outdoor experiences!  Spring is here so get out and start the Shotem and Caughtem season and win some cool free prizes!  

 



 
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