Enter Blogger Contest to Win Fly-Fishing Tour of Yellowstone!
Who's ready to fish the storied waters of Yellowstone National Park this summer? Here’s your chance!
Trout Unlimited, Simms, the Yellowstone Park Foundation and the Outdoor Blogger Network have come together to bring you the 2nd Annual Blogger Tour. A blog-writing contest will bring two lucky bloggers along for three days of fishing for wild and native trout inside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park.
The Blogger Tour for 2012 will focus on invasive lake trout in Yellowstone Lake and the park's progressive native fish recovery plan. The two winning bloggers could get the opportunity to be aboard a commercial-grade netting boat as contractors pull invasive lake trout from the depths of America's most iconic body of fresh water.
The two winning Bloggers will also get the opportunity to fish for native Yellowstone cutthroat trout, Arctic grayling and westslope cutthroat trout, as well as brown trout, brook trout and rainbow trout throughout the waters of the world's first national park. Bloggers will also get to speak to fisheries experts from the National Park Service who are working to recover and restore native trout species within the park's boundaries.
Additionally, they'll hear from Trout Unlimited (TU) volunteers working to raise money for lake trout research in Yellowstone Lake, and from representatives of the Yellowstone Park Foundation (YPF), which is launching a major campaign to assist with lake trout removal in Yellowstone Lake.
The Contest Writing Topic: To enter, bloggers should compose blog posts about Yellowstone National Park and the importance of keeping its fish and wildlife populations intact and healthy. These posts can include first-person anecdotal experiences, travelogue-style writing or, if the blogger has never been to Yellowstone, a post about what it might be like to visit the park for the first time.
The post must include the following sentence to be considered an official entry:
"This is my submission for the Trout Unlimited, Simms, the Yellowstone Park Foundation and the Outdoor Blogger Network – Blogger Tour 2012 contest."
All entries must be written and posted between May 14 and May 31, 2012. No regurgitated or reposted material will be considered. Winners will be announced throughout the day on June 4, 2012.