Entries are now open for the 3rd Annual Jeffery Don Nichols Wild Hog Hunt as they prepare for the big weekend at the end of this month.
The memorial hog hunt event raises money for the Jeffery Don Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is distributed to high school seniors throughout Lamar and Red River Counties.
“Last year, we raised around $7,000 for the scholarship fund, and we were able to award high schoolers from Detroit, Paris, Chisum, and North Lamar scholarships to put towards their college funds,” said Michael Townes, one of the three organizers for the event.
The event will host teams of four that will begin their hunt at 6 p.m.on Jan. 30 and finish with a weigh-in at 2 p.m. on Feb. 2.
There are two main categories for the event; they are “Dead or Alive.” Entry fee is $300 per team per class, with each team also having the opportunity to enter in jackpot categories, “longest stringer” and/or “biggest hog.” Each additional pot will incur an added $100 entry fee. You must be entered into one of the two main categories to enter into one of the bonus pots.
Buckles will be awarded to the winning teams in both categories, but teams must pass a polygraph in order to secure the win!
The team with the highest total weight of five hogs will be crowned the winner.
When it comes to the bonus pots, 60 percent of the entry fee will be added back into the pot for the winners as well as being awarded buckles in each jackpot.
Entry into the event must be done by 6 p.m. Jan. 29 with all fees paid in full by cash.
Heading into its third year, Townes said there had been a lot of interest already about the upcoming event.
“We had a great turn-out last year and hoping we have another great year,” said Townes. “Just don’t wait until the last minute to enter, get your entries in now.”
To enter and get a copy of all the rules call, Michael Townes on 903-737-4834, Brandon Denison on 903-517-9060 or Jamie Blount on 903-715-0494.