Meridian - Entries and Rules

2024 Rules

  1. NO PRE-REGISTRATION OR ENTRY FEE. ANY TURKEY TAKEN TO MURPHEY OR ATKINS TAXIDERMY WILL BE SCORED AND ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST WITH NO PURCHASE OF TAXIDERMIST SERVICE REQUIRED.
  2. HUNTER MUST HAVE VALID MISSISSIPPI HUNTING LICENSE, UNLESS HUNTING OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, FISHERIES, AND PARKS.
  3. ALL TURKEYS MUST BE TAKEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH GAME LAWS.
  4. ONLY NATIVE EASTERN WILD TURKEYS TAKEN IN THE FOLLOWING MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST: WINSTON, NOXUBEE, LEAKE, NESHOBA, KEMPER, SCOTT, NEWTON, LAUDERDALE, SMITH, JASPER AND CLARKE.
  5. ONLY FREE RANGING NATIVE TURKEYS ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST. NO ROAD KILLS.
  6. CONTESTANTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED ONE WINNING ENTRY PER CATEGORY.
  7. CONTESTANTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO WIN IN FOUR DIVISIONS: ADULT TYPICAL, ADULT NON-TYPICAL, YOUTH TYPICAL, AND YOUTH NON-TYPICAL.
  8. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE YOUTH DIVISION, THE HUNTER MUST AGE 15 OR UNDER ON THE DAY THE TURKEY WAS HARVESTED.
  9. WHOLE AND INTACT TURKEYS MAY BE DELIVERED FRESH OR FROZEN TO MURPHEY OR ATKINS TAXIDERMY.
  10. ALL TURKEYS TO BE SCORED MUST BE IN THE HANDS OF ONE OF THE TAXIDERMISTS NO LATER THAN MAY 2ND AT 5:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME.
  11. VIOLATIONS OF ANY OF THESE RULES OR ATTEMPTS TO WIN ANY CONTEST BY FRAUD, DECEPTION, OR CHEATING SHALL BE GROUNDS FOR MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, MERIDIAN MEDIA GROUP, AND/OR THE CONTEST SPONSORS TO DISQUALIFY THE INDIVIDUAL FROM PARTICIPATING IN ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE CONTESTS AND EVENTS AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF DIGIO STRATEGIES AND/OR THE CONTEST SPONSORS, AS WELL AS FORFEITURE OF ANY PRIZE OR PRIZES WON BY FRAUDULENT MEANS. ANY OR ALL WINNERS SUBJECT TO POLYGRAPH.
  12. IF YOUR TURKEY PLACED IN THE CONTEST, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED ON OR BEFORE MAY 6TH, 2024 IF YOU ARE A WINNER.
  13. IN ADDITION TO THE PRIZES AWARED TO THE TOP SCORING ENTRIES IN EACH CATEGORY, A GRAND OVERALL PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED ON A RANDOM BASIS TO ONE OF THE TOP THREE SCORING ENTRIES.
  14. PROPER IDENTIFICATION MUST BE PRESENTED TO CLAIM PRIZE. WINNERS WILL BE ASKED TO FILL OUT A WINNER’S AFFIDAVIT AND RELEASE. YOUTH WINNERS MAY BE ASKED TO PROVIDE BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
  15. INDIVIDUALS WHO WIN PRIZE/PRIZES VALUED AT OR OVER $600 WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN IRS FORM W-9 AND WILL BE ISSUED A 1099 FOR TAX FILING.
  16. WINNER OF PRIZES (GUNS, ETC.) ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL APPLICABLE TAXES AND ADDITIONAL FEES.
  17. ANY FIREARM PRIZES ARE SUBJECT TO PREVAILING LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL GUN REGULATION. IF THE WINNER OF A FIREARM IS DISQUALIFIED OR LEGALLY PROHIBITED FROM OWNING A FIREARM, THERE WILL BE NO SUBSTITUTION OF THE PRIZE.
  18. IN THE EVENT A PRIZE SHOULD BECOME UNAVAILABLE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE THE PRIZE WITH SOMETHING SIMILAR AND OF EQUAL VALUE.
  19. PRIZES ARE NONTRANSFERABLE AND CANNOT BE EXCHANGED UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE. PRIZES HAVE NO CASH VALUE.
  20. ALL PRIZES MUST BE PICKED UP NO LATER THAN JUNE 30, 2024 OR THEY WILL BE FORFEITED. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  21. ADDITIONAL CONTEST SCORING RULES AND INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM ANY OF THE CONTEST TAXIDERMISTS.
  22. ALL SCORING IS FINAL. NO PROTESTS ALLOWED.
  23. THE TAXIDERMISTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RELEASE CONTEST STANDINGS OR THE SCORES OF OTHER ENTRIES. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY DIGIO STRATEGIES, BOTH ON THE AIR AND ON THE VARIOUS WEBSITES, AFTER THE CONTEST IS CLOSED.
  24. ANY TURKEY LEFT AT EITHER TAXIDERMIST AND NOT PICKED UP BEFORE JUNE 30TH, 2024, WILL BE FORFEITED AND BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE TAXIDERMIST.
  25. ALL WORK DONE BY MURPHEY OR ATKINS TAXIDERMY WILL BE CHARGED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SCORING THE TURKEY.
  26. PROMOTERS OF THIS CONTEST RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR MODIFY RULES AT ANY TIME BY POSTING CHANGES AT MURPHEY OR ATKINS TAXIDERMY, PLUS THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: BIGBEARDBOUNTY.COM/MERIDIAN.
  27. BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU GIVE MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, LLC (D.B.A. DIGIO STRATEGIES, WOKK, WJDQ, WZKS, WJXM, WMOG, WYHL), MERIDIAN MEDIA GROUP, LLC (D.B.A. WALT-FM, WKZB-FM, WUCL-FM), DATA STREET MARKETING, LLC, MURPHEY TAXIDERMY, ATKIN’S TAXIDERMY, AND/OR ANY SPONSORS AND MEDIA PR PROMOTERS THE RIGHT TO USE YOUR NAME, PICTURE, VOICE, VIDEO, ETC. ON RADIO, INTERNET, TV, OR PRINT AS PART OF THE PROMOTION OF THE BIG BEARD BOUNTY CONTEST, AND YOU AGREE TO HOLD THESE ENTITIES HARMLESS AND WITHOUT LIABILITY FOR SUCH PUBLICATION, BROADCAST, OR USE. THESE ENTITIES ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE OR REFUSE THE USE OF ANY PHOTO POSTED BY ANY PARTY.
  28. ANY PHOTOS OF MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 POSTED ONLINE AT ANY OF THE PROMOTER’S WEBSITES OR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES FOR ANY PURPOSE OR FOR ANY CONTEST MAY ONLY BE POSTED WITH PERMISSION BY PARENT/GUARDIAN OF THE MINOR. BY ALLOWING PERMISSION, PARENT/GUARDIAN HEREBY AUTHORIZE THE USE OF SAID PHOTOS BY THE PROMOTERS AND CO-SPONSORS OF THE CONTEST.
  29. ALL ENTRANTS AND WINNERS AGREE THAT MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, LLC (D.B.A. DIGIO STRATEGIES, WOKK, WJDQ, WZKS, WJXM, WMOG, WYHL), MERIDIAN MEDIA GROUP, LLC (D.B.A. WALT-FM, WKZB-FM, WUCL-FM), DATA STREET MARKETING, LLC, MURPHEY TAXIDERMY, ATKIN’S TAXIDERMY, THEIR EMPLOYEES, OWNERS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AND SPONSORS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS FOR ANY INJURY, MISFORTUNE, LOSS, CLAIM, EXPENSE, OR DAMAGE TO EITHER PERSONS OR PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF ENTERING, PARTICIPATING IN, WINNING, OR LOSING ANY CONTEST, OR BY THE USE OR NON-USE OF ANY PRIZE RECEIVED.
  30. EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OWNERS, SPONSORS, AND AFFILIATES OF MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, LLC (D.B.A. DIGIO STRATEGIES, WOKK, WJDQ, WZKS, WJXM, WMOG, WYHL), MERIDIAN MEDIA GROUP, LLC (D.B.A. WALT-FM, WKZB-FM, WUCL-FM), AS WELL AS THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS OF ALL OF THE ABOVE, ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THIS CONTEST.

WHERE TO ENTER

taxidermist

Murphy Taxidermy

372 Pine Forest Rd, Chunky, MS 39323

601-513-4813

Atkins Taxidermy

502 S Decatur St Union, MS

601-416-0350

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