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2011 Indiana Predator Challenge Recap

Old 03-01-2011, 02:54 PM
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The 2011 Indiana Predator Challenge was another successful, safe and fun event for all in attendance! This year we once again expanded the IPC event and its reach across the community. Despite a week full of blizzards, ice storms and power outages nearly 90% of our hunters made it to Friday’s sign-in meeting and looked over the field of competitors and some of the prizes they’d be working for. (Some prize deliveries were delayed by weather)





Friday evening’s fair weather made way for overnight sleet and snow. Teams scattered out in areas spanning as much as 100 miles in route to areas they’d scouted previously or located with aerial photos. One of the first reports back to headquarters was that of a bobcat, protected in Indiana, coming in on a team’s 2nd stand of the hunt. Lifetime residents of Indiana, this was the crews first encounter with a bobcat!
Later in the evening a couple of coyotes fell, one gray fox was put down overnight, and four teams found themselves on the scoreboard.
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Saturday afternoon brought big wet snowflakes and a cold breeze so hunters were glad to congregate indoors for a meal. This year’s lunch was prepared by Master Chef Larry Jean from Louisiana and his son Paul who came in from Australia by-way-of Mississippi. These guys travelled for the better part of two days to provide our hunters with some phenomenal BBQ pork ribs and tenderloin. They did a wonderful job and their effort is greatly appreciated!








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After filling up on BBQ, corn, taters and dessert teams shuffled outside for the 6th Annual IPC Rifle Contest. It seems lately everyone has figured out what to expect from the IPC Rifle Contest, nothing less than the unexpected. Some shooters struggled to initiate targets while others simply couldn’t acquire the ones that appeared right in front of them! The first ten shoots marked scores of 0/5 and 1/5 as driving snow blew in from down-range.
When the shooter from “Predator X” came up to the plate, a team with 2 Rifle Contest wins under their belt, the crowd knew some targets were going to fall. 3/5 was the benchmark set in just over 49 seconds. The next shooter failed to locate a single target, or fire a single round, but the following shooter would surprise us all! 3/5, including one running target, went down in just under 48 seconds securing the 2011 Rifle Contest win for the first time entry “Tail Chasers”.



Predator X:

Tail Chasers:


Long Shots

Flat Liners:



On Sunday morning, teams began shuffling in with tired eyes and sore muscles. The final check-in would result in some changes to the leader board. Predator X (2010 Champions), with their 1 coyote and runner-up position in the rifle contest would be bumped down the ladder by the Flat Liners who showed up with 2 more coyotes. Depending on what the Tail Chasers drug in, the Flat Liners were in position to take either 1st or 2nd.
As the Flat Liners fate would have it, the 2 time champions of other NPHA hunts would not get their first IPC Title this time, as the Tail Chasers showed up with another gray fox moments before the check-in closed. This sealed an IPC Championship, along with the Rifle Contest Title, for the Tail Chasers in their first ever IPC Appearance.

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In closing, I'd like to thank everyone again for coming out and making this such a smooth and enjoyable weekend. The staff did a wonderful job and the hunters kept on pushing through the diverse weather conditions: I think everyone gave 110% for those three days. I know we all had a hard time keeping our eyes open for the Super Bowl! LOL!

We also greatly appreciate the supporting sponsors that made helped put our prize packages together! To view those sponsors and learn more about the 7th Annual Indiana Predator Challenge, visit www.IndianaPredatorChallenge.com or emial [email protected]

Thanks again guys! The 2012 Kickoff Party will be held on July 16th, the pig and clays are all lined up... don't miss it!
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Awesome pictures bud, thanks for sharing!!!

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Old 03-06-2011, 02:45 PM
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No problem man! I'll try to share some pictures of the upcoming Summer Shindig in July. That's always a lot of fun.... shooting clays, catching fish and drinking a few cold beverages! Ya'll come out and join us sometime!

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Old 03-10-2011, 05:47 AM
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Looks like a great time.

Thanks for the photos, story, and taking the time to tell us about it.

Good job!
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:28 PM
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Registration for the 2012 Annual Indiana Predator Challenge opened up at noon today.

We've already picked up 8 of the 60 hunters that will compete in January's 3 day predator calling competition. If you're a predator hunting enthusiast, check out our website and get your team registered for this one-of-a-kind event.

The 7h Annual Indiana Predator Challenge will be hosted January 27th, 28th & 29th of 2012. The rules, scoring and itinerary will be similar to years past. As always, teams will arrive on Friday morning for the opening of the hunt. Saturday afternoon there will be a mandatory check-in, free meal and the ever-challenging (and newly redesigned) rifle contest. Sunday we’ll reconvene around noon to authenticate the results and award an improved set of prize packages for the top two teams. Again, only coyote, red fox and gray fox will be scored if they are called and shot on designated properties. Entry fees are $65.00 per man, contact hunt organizers at [email protected] for instructions on making payment and mailing in registration forms.


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never heard of a predator challenge...looks like fun!
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