Bushnell’s Official Release

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 3rd, 2008

Bushnell has directly sent me their official release. This occurred after I had already found and posted this news on Cryptomundo, as I was watching their site. See earlier blogs, please. Nevertheless, I’ll post their release, as well, unedited below.

(Note to Bushnell’s panel: I think you need some definition assistance with your “Sasquatch,” “Bigfoot,” and “Yeti” parameters as noted here, and your exclusion of “apes” in the official rules!)
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Find Sasquatch And Win a $1,000,000
And Other Great Gear From Bushnell, Field & Stream

Overland Park, KS — Bushnell Outdoor Products and Field & Stream magazine want you to find Sasquatch this year and they are providing a good reason to search — one million reasons to be exact — with the “$1,000,000 Sasquatch Photo Challenge” that runs from June 3 through December 15, 2008.

“We’re not saying we believe in Sasquatch,” says Nate Matthews, online editor for Field & Stream. “But if anyone’s ever going to capture an image of one, we’re guessing it’ll be a hunter with a trail camera and we’d like to settle this once and for all.”

Don’t live in prime Sasquatch hunting territory? No problem! Field & Stream and Bushnell are also giving away great Bushnell gear for the best trail cam shots in the following categories: Deer photos, non-deer photos, and funny photos. Three winners every month will receive a Bushnell Excursion binocular, and three grand prizes at the end of the year will receive a Bushnell Trail Scout Pro with Game Call Technology trail camera.

“For all you jokers out there – we’re giving away an additional Bushnell Trail Scout Pro camera for your best attempt to cheat Bushnell out of their $1,000,000 prize,” says Matthews. “So go grab your gorilla suit and head to the nearest woodlot. Just don’t get mistaken for a bear.”

Digital trail cameras have changed the way sportsman and wildlife researchers track animals in the outdoors. The Bushnell line of Trail Scout trail cameras provide 24-hour monitoring and the ability to record high resolution color photos or videos during the day or black and while night vision images without a flash. The cameras rely on a passive infrared sensor that will detect activity out to 90 feet. Images are stored on compact SD cards.

The sweepstakes is open to any eligible adult 18 years or older within the United States who can provide conclusive photographic evidence that Sasquatch (Bigfoot or Yeti) exists. The photo or video must be taken with a trail camera and submitted to a panel of experts for verification. The photo/video must be an original, in black & white or color, taken during the day or night. Photos that have been retouched, altered or changed in any way will be disqualified.

For the “$1,000,000 Sasquatch Photo Challenge, Bushnell will have a panel of experts review all submitted photos. The sweepstakes rules define Sasquatch as any bi-pedal, non-human that cannot be classified under any existing indigenous or non-indigenous species. Humans or statues dressed in Sasquatch costumes do not quality, as well.

The person submitting the winning photo will win $1,000,000 payable as an annuity. The sweepstakes will also award monthly and one yearly prize.

The sweepstakes runs from June 3 through Dec. 15, 2008. For complete sweepstakes information, rules and eligibility requirements, visit here. Consumers can enter online at the Bushnell web site by clicking on the “Win a $1,000,000” icon, or by mail. Mail in entries must be postmarked by Dec. 15, 2008 and received by December 30, 2008.

Bushnell Outdoor Products is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products based in Overland Park, Kansas. Bushnell Outdoor Products sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell®, Tasco®, Serengeti®, Bollé®, Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement®, Stoney Point®, Hoppe’s®, Butler Creek®, Kolpin® and Final Approach® brand names.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.


One Response to “Bushnell’s Official Release”

  1. airforce47 responds:

    I’ve always said we needed a photo contest to get a picture of a Sasquatch. I thought it would be Kodak, Fuji, Nikon, Canon or Pentax who put up the cash. I’m a little surprised it’s Bushnell but why not?

    They make pretty good stuff and apparently have the cash. I did notice it’s in installments which make’s the winner’s take much less and spread out over the years.

    I think Loren’s right about their Sasquatch description. It needs work and I wonder who’s on their panel of experts.




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