Lowndes County Turkey Rodeo set for March 31

Published 1:59 pm Friday, February 23, 2018

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The Sixth Annual Lowndes County Turkey Rodeo event, weigh in and lunch will be held Saturday, March 31 at Harrell and Sons Farm in Hayneville, and James (Big Daddy) Lawler will be on site broadcasting live.

Kyle Harrell said, “This is the Sixth Annual Lowndes County Turkey Rodeo. Last year we had 55 teams entered and 20 turkeys were brought in to be scored.
He said, “We are hoping for a larger turnout and more birds this year. We enjoy putting on this event every year. It allows people who enjoy turkey hunting to gather together and enjoy a good meal and swap hunting stories while admiring the birds harvested that morning.”

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Harrell said the rodeo will consist of two-man teams. Teams will receive two numbered tags which will be used to identify the team’s turkeys. A tag will be placed on the harvested turkey’s leg, with the second being used in case of a double.

The $90 team entry fee will include lunch and t-shirts for both team members.
All birds must be harvested on the morning of March 31.
Each team will hunt on their own property, which does not  have to be in Lowndes County, as long as the bird makes it to the scoring table before 12 noon.
Birds will be scored using the following formula: (spurs X 10)+(longest beard X 2)+(weight)=Total Score
In case of multiple beards only the longest beard will be scored.
There will be a payout for first, second and third places along with the largest double. Only one turkey per team out of a double will be eligible for first, second and third places.
Teams must weigh-in after 10 a.m. and before 12 p.m.
All turkeys entered will be displayed until after the awards have been presented.
Prizes this year include: $300 and a truck toolbox; $200 and a feeder; and $100 and a Yeti Cooler. The prize for the biggest double is $200 and two Yeti cups.
Participants can sign up online or call Kyle Harrell at 334-431-0033 https://www.thesouthernlandbrokers.com/2018-lowndes-county…/.