WE HAVE A TIE ON THE TROPHY PHOTO CONTEST!
AH members voted for their favorite trophy photo amongst the 9 finalists... After counting the votes on the thread, it appears that MULE DEER by BRICKBURN would be ahead with 63 votes of ELK by billc with 62 votes. However, after checking that all rules were adhere to, looking for duplicate votes that do not qualify and eliminating the votes of each of the members that were not allowed to vote for themselves, we have a TIE... AGAIN! It's amazing to me that we have a tie for this contest as we had for the last one!
As always I try to be very conscientious and counted and recounted the votes 3 times... Since we have a tie, I will give the opportunity for this count to be challenged until midnight tonight (Pacific Standard Time) in case that I have overlooked something or made an error. After this time, as stated in the rules, "In the case of a tie the winner will be selected by the panel of three judges from the pictures that have tied. The winner will be announced on March 29th, 2011 in this thread.".
Here are the numbers...
MULE DEER: 63 votes
deer_hunter voted 2 times - subtracted 1 vote
hungariandoll voted 3 times - subtracted 2 votes
BRICKBURN voted for himself - subtracted 1 vote
FINAL COUNT MULE DEER: 59 votes
by AH Member BRICKBURN
Link to Picture
ELK: 62 votes
markf voted 2 times - subtracted 1 vote
dura voted 2 times - subtracted 1 vote
billc voted for himself - subtracted 1 vote
FINAL COUNT ELK: 59 votes
by AH Member billc
Link to Picture
Thank you for your patience and thanks to everyone who participated and voted in this trophy photo contest! Many thanks to Jacques Spamer and HartzView Hunting Safaris for so generously offering this hunt to a member of our community.