2014Tournament Bracket FinalIt is the second day of the tournament and we have four head to head match ups to vote for in this post.Voting is very simple... Decide which picture you like best and then click on the name of the person (in the blue box underneath the photo) who submitted it to cast your vote. Winners will be announced tomorrow on Facebook.

Make sure you vote on all four contests!

Eastern Foothills Region

Vote 1: B. Sheldon vs. R. Merrill

Submitted by: Brian Sheldon                                        Submitted by: Ryan Merrill
State: Vermont                                                                State: Vermont
Caption: After helping recover my cousins                Caption: Opening Day view 2014.                first bear.                                                                        No buck that day but for me                                                                                                                         it's about finding moments like                                                                                                                     this just as much as bagging a                                                                                                                       deer.



Vote 2: B. Willey vs. B. Huntington

Submitted by: Brad Willey                                        Submitted by: Brandon Huntington
State: Vermont                                                           State: New Jersey
Caption: Hunting Shack                                            Caption: NJ Archery Double!


Mountainous Region

Vote 3: D. Wood vs. M. Johnson

Submitted by: Devin Wood                                     Submitted by: Mat Johnson
State: Vermont                                                          State: Vermont
Caption: Camp                                                          Caption: Mission Accomplished

Vote 4: J. Meyers vs. S. Freeman

Submitted by: Justin Meyers                                        Submitted by: Scott Freeman
State: Pennsylvania                                                       State: Vermont
Caption: First buck ever!                                              Caption: My First Vermont deer                                                                       


Thank you all for voting! Results will be posted tomorrow. In the meantime, you may want to check out some other great posts on this blog. If you love to hunt you'd probably like the story of my Vermont buck I was fortunate to shoot this year. Read it here: 2014 Vermont Buck


2014Tournament Bracket FinalToday marks the beginning of the tournament and we have four head to head match ups to vote for in this post.Voting is very simple... Decide which picture you like best and then click on the name of the person (in the blue box underneath the photo) who submitted it to cast your vote. Winners will be announced tomorrow on Facebook. Make sure you vote on all four contests!

SPECIAL NOTE: clicking on a name or picture will result in casting your vote. Be careful!

Northeast Kingdom Region

Vote 1: N. Langlitz vs. A. Stewart

Submitted by: Noah Langlitz                                              Submitted by: Adam Stewart
State: New York                                                                    State: Vermont
Caption: Sunrise from the tree.                                         Caption: First Buck


Vote 2: M. Merchant vs. J. Smith

Submitted by: Matt Merchant                                            Submitted by: James Smith Jr.
State: Vermont                                                                      State: New Hampshire
Caption: My First Buck!                                                        Caption: 03743 


Mountainous Region

Vote 3: C. Melendy vs. T. Brown

Submitted by: Cliff Melendy                                   Submitted by: Tyler Brown
State: Vermont                                                          State: Vermont
Caption: Two Brothers looking for their           Caption: Taken the second day of 2014               next meal.                                                              VT rifle season at noon. 30-30
                                                                                               lever action. Iron sights.

Vote 4: J. Garlough vs. J. Street

Submitted by: Jim Garlough                                               Submitted by: Josh Street
State: New Hampshire                                                        State: Massachusetts 
Caption: Buck with 2 Broken Antlers.                               Caption: Mass monsters that                                                                                                              keep me up at night 



2014Tournament Bracket FinalOK, I've finally had a chance to sit down and put together the dates for each voting round for this years photo contest. This should be a lot of fun, but before we get started I must give many thanks to Eyecon Trail Cameras for being the contest sponsor this year! Thank you! Thank you! And also, thank you to each and every one of you for participating in the fun by sharing your hunting memories  for a chance to win some great prizes! Good luck to you all. 

For each contest, voting will take place from 12:01 am until midnight of the specified day and will take place on the blog. When the polls close the contest is over and the photo with the most votes will move on to the next round. Simple right? Reminders for each vote will be made on The 4 Pointers Facebook page (How about you head on over there and give my page a like?) and through email to subscribers (Hey! I have an idea...Why not subscribe so you don't miss the reminder?! Do it here: Subscribe).

And finally, what you all have been waiting for - The Schedule!! Drumroll please......

Round 1: December 20 and 21

Northeast Kingdom Region (Saturday, December 20th)

N. Langlitz v.s A. Stewart 
M. Merchant vs. J. Smith

Mountainous Region (Saturday, December 20th)

C. Melendy vs. T. Brown
J. Garlough vs. J. Street

Eastern Foothills Region (Sunday, December 21st)

B. Sheldon vs. R. Merrill 
B. Willey vs. B. Huntington  

Western Foothills Region (Sunday, December 21st)

D. Wood vs. M. Johnson
J. Meyers vs. S. Freeman

Round 2: December 22 and 23

Northeast Kingdom Region (Monday, December 22nd)

L. Gauthier vs. Round 1 Winner 
S. Farrow vs. P. Loyer
B. Marci vs. T. Rounds
T. Cochran vs. Round 1 Winner

Mountainous Region (Monday, December 22nd)

C. Roberts vs. Winner Round 1
C. Huebner vs. J. McDonald
E. Earle vs. A Rodgers
K. Jarosz vs. Winner Round 1

Eastern Foothills Region (Tuesday, December 23rd)

J. Miller vs. Round 1 Winner 
M. Covey vs. M. Bates
F. Warren vs. C. Temple
E. Derman vs. Round 1 Winner

Western Foothills Region (Tuesday, December 23rd)

C. Dillingham vs. Round 1 Winner
J. Farrar vs. I. Young
B. Dix vs. S. Glendenning
R. Wixson vs. Round 1 Winner

Round 3: December 26 and 27

Northeast Kingdom Region (Friday, December 26th)
Mountainous Region (Friday, December 26th)

Eastern Foothills Region (Saturday, December 27th)
Western Foothills Region (Saturday, December 27th)

Round 4: December 28 and 29

Northeast Kingdom Region (Sunday, December 28th)
Mountainous Region (Sunday, December 28th)

Eastern Foothills Region (Monday, December 29th)
Western Foothills Region (Monday, December 29th)

Round 4: December 30th

Northeast Kingdom Region vs. Eastern Foothills Region (Tuesday, December 30th)
Mountainous Region vs. Western Foothills Region (Tuesday, December 30th)

Round 5: CHAMPIONSHIP - December 31st

TV4002-StormII-Door-Open_100logoWinner of Northeast Kingdom Region/Eastern Foothills Region vs.
Winner of Mountainous Region/Western Foothills Region


Loser of Northeast Kingdom Region/Eastern Foothills Region vs.
Loser of Mountainous Region/Western Foothills Region


Good luck to Each and every one of you and have fun voting! 

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