Challenge Information (Feb 23 - Feb 24)
An after dark predator competition not for the faint of heart. Spanning two states, (Oklahoma and Texas) this showdown will be fast paced and competitive, focusing on harvest count and variety. Teams of up to two people can work together to win. The competition will start February 1st at sunset (5:50 pm) and end on February 2nd at sunrise (7:23 am).
You'll be competing for $20,000 in cash and prizes which will be announced at a later date.
Good luck! Register now to get the $100 early Bird Registration Fee
Challenge Date/ Time: Feb 23, 5:50 PM - Feb 24, 7:23 AM
Registration Fee: $100
1. Teams will consist of 2 or 3 people
2. All participants must possess a current State of Oklahoma or Texas hunting license(s)
3. The event will be held in Oklahoma and Texas only
4. The contest will begin Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 5:50pm (no early starts)
5. The contest will end Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 7:23 am.
6. Calling, stalking and baiting are acceptable methods
7. The use of dogs for the hunt is prohibited
8. The use of snares and traps are prohibited. Any animal with signs of trapping will be disqualified
9. All predators must be harvested in Oklahoma or Texas
10. All animals will be checked to ensure they were harvested within the time frame of the hunt, all animals must be properly documented.
11. Competition administration at check-in or in the field will have the final determination on any discrepancies and/or disqualifications.
12. You must be registered to win and participate in the event. No registrations will be taken after the start of the hunt.
13. Team members are not allowed to split up or hunt in separate locations away from the other members.
14. The proceeds will go towards the winnings and to cover any related cost for conducting the event. Final winning amounts will be determined by number of participants.
15. The winners will be determined by number of points based on harvests. In the event of a tie the total combined weight of the animals by each team will determine the winner.
16. Core temperatures will be taken to ensure animals were killed within the time frame of the event.
17. Prizes will be awarded after ani-cheating measures take place by the competition administration.
18. In the event that there are not 10 placing teams, the extra prize money will be distributed equally among the other placing teams.
19. Optional side pots may become available. You must register separately for side pots in order to compete in them.
20. In the event of a tie for biggest (heaviest) coyote side pot, the coyote with the longest tail will win.
21. Protest of Winning Team(s): In the event of a discrepancy of the winning team(s), the Team Captain may file a written protest within 60-minutes of the announcement of said teams. The Rules Committee will randomly select 5 participants to bear witness to the hearing of protest. At the end of the hearing, the 5 participants will determine if a polygraph test is to be administered to the Team Captain of the team(s) in question.
22. Each team is responsible for their animals at the end of the hunt. Any animal left behind will result in a $25 per animal disposal fee.
23. If cheating occurs, the cheating team will be disqualified from the competition, and banned from competing in future events. Teams understand that all of the predators to be taken during the Lights out Predator Showdown will be done legally and in regard to the rules and regulations listed above. Furthermore, teams agree that in the event of a protest they may be subjected to a polygraph test.
No side pots are available for this hunt.