Weatherby Announces Dream Hunt Contest


Mar 11, 2001
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Making Dreams Come True: Weatherby Announces Dream Hunt Contest


Every hunter has a different idea of what makes a dream hunt. For some it's glassing the vast expanses of Alaska for a trophy Dall Sheep, sorting out a herd of Cape Buffalo for an old bull in Africa, walking harvested Midwestern cornfields on a crisp Fall day for pheasants, or sitting around a fire at any deer camp, anywhere, with family and old friends. For one lucky hunter, Weatherby will make the dream reality.

For a chance to win the Weatherby Dream Hunt Contest, contestants can describe their ideal hunt at the Web site, Entrants need to include the species they would hunt, who would accompany them, where the hunt would take place, and why it's their dream hunt. The contest began September 15 and ends December 31, 2007.

"Whether it's South Africa or South Dakota, one of the key elements of any hunt is the pride and enjoyment that your firearm brings to your hunting experience," said Brad Ruddell, Weatherby's vice president of sales and marketing. "Hunters have held Weatherbys to their shoulders on dream hunts around the globe for more than 60 years. The Dream Hunt Contest will allow another fortunate hunter the opportunity to take their trophy of a lifetime."

The grand-prize winner will receive the hunt described in his or her entry as well as a Mark V Accumark or Ultra Lightweight rifle in their caliber of choice, a soft side case, riflescope with mounts and a hunting journal.

Runner-up prizes include:
* First Prize: Mark V Accumark or Ultra Lightweight
* Second Prizes: (3) Orion D'Italia II Over/Under Shotguns
* Third Prizes: (5) Mark XXII Rifles
* Fourth Prizes: (7) Vanguard Deluxe or SUB-MOA Rifles
* Fifth Prizes: (10) Weatherby Soft Side Gun Cases
* Sixth Prizes: (100) Hunting Journals with Weatherby Logo

To be considered eligible, entrants must be at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of the United States. For official rules or more information, go to

Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc. manufactures and markets the popular Vanguard and legendary Mark V rifles, over/under and side-by-side shotguns in the classic Athena and Orion lines, semi-auto shotguns, premium ammunition and security/shooting accessories. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and on the Web at

Media Contact:
Aaron Smith, (805) 227-2600, or Drew Niehaus, (402) 437-6439,

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