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Sunday, July 13, 2003
Contest gives trip for whitetail hunt
By Bob Washburn
Country Hunts For Youths
Do you know a young adult between the ages of 12 and 18 who would appreciate traveling to Smithville, Tenn., to go on a whitetail hunt in January of 2004?
Safari Club International, a recognized leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting conservation worldwide, announ-ced this week that a young adult throughout the United States has a chance to go on a once-in-a-lifetime whitetail hunt with one of country and western music's biggest stars: Aaron Tippin. Tippin and SCI have teamed up with The Outdoor Channel, Field and Stream Radio and Outdoor Life Radio to bring you "Take a Kid Hunting."
Adults interested in winning the "Take a Kid Hunting" sweepstakes for their child, stepchild, niece, nephew or grandchild can enter through the Nov. 30 deadline using the Internet or snail mail. To register online, go to Safari Club International's web site, www.scifirstforhunters.org and press the "Take a Kid Hunting" icon. Or, visit the Outdoor Channel's web site at www.outdoorchannel.com. Once on the "Take a Kid Hunting" web page, read the rules, complete the online registration form, and press the "Sign Up" icon. Limit is one entry per person.
To enter by mail, send a postcard to "Take a Kid Hunting," The Outdoor Channel, 43445 Business Park Dr., Suite 103, Temecula, CA 92590. On the postcard, write legible or type the names of the adult guardian and youth, the home address for the adult, the youth's date of birth, and day and night phone contact numbers. The prize winner will be determined by random drawing on or about Dec. 31 from all eligible entries received.
The trip consists of round-trip coach air transportation for two from a major commercial airport near the winner's residence to/from Nashville, Tenn., ground transportation to and from all activities, four days and three nights standard double occupancy lodging, two days hunting and Tennessee hunting license (for child only), and sightseeing and other activities in Tennessee.
The whitetail hunt, which should be the source of many lifelong happy memories, will be filmed by The Outdoor Channel for a special to be aired during the 2004 season. January 5-9 will be when the lucky winner will be heading for Tennessee.
Tippin recorded one platinum and four gold albums with RCA Records between 1990 and 1998. Lyric Street Records released his last album, What This Country Needs, last October. His newest album, People Like Us, is scheduled for release later this month. Tippin grew up in Greer, S.C., and is an avid hunter. He recently launched Aaron Tippin Outdoors, a business that caters to hunters and anglers. With his current U.S. tour ending Dec. 15, Tippin will be ready to do some late-season hunting.