NBHA APPLICATION PACKAGE

"BOWHUNTER OF THE YEAR"

(revised 11/01/14)

 

NAME________________________ DAYTIME PHONE_______________

ADDRESS_____________________       CELL PHONE___________________

CITY _________________________ STATE_______ ZIP CODE_________

EMAIL________________________________________________________

 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION:  MARCH 31 OF EACH YEAR

 

          The "Bowhunter of the Year" should set a good example for all bowhunters.  He/she should always obey all game laws, leave a clean campsite, be active in conservation projects, and should have respect for the animals we hunt.

 

You MUST read these instructions in order to easily understand this application.

 

          The most important thing to remember is the Maximum Points/Line.  You must pay attention to these points.  The maximum points you can get for each

"line" is listed to the left of the line number.  The maximum points allowed for that "group" is listed in parenthesis to the left of the total line.  Each line and each

group totals can not exceed the "Maximum Points/Line" on the left.

 

          Group A ‑ Instructions:

            Line 1 is if you have completed the "National Bowhunter Education Foundation" course.  You may enter 20 points on line 1.  This course is only

needed once and you may enter 20 points every year.

 

          Line 2 is if you take a child bowhunting for a 1-10 days (Scouting, Hunting, etc.).  You may enter 15 points points on line 2. OR if you take a child bowhunting for 11 plus days, OR if you teach a youth archery or bow hunting class, enter 25 points

          Line 3, Days you spent afield.  You have two choices, 1 ‑ 10 days is worth 5 points,

OR 11 or more days is worth 10 points.  You may only mark one or the other.

 

          Line 4, Working for  Wildlife – enter 15 Points for each project you worked on.  You can include a total of two projects for 30 points.  These projects must be with NBHA, BLM, Forest Service, NBU, Nevada Muleys or any other witnessed organized activity that improves wildlife habitat, these have to include a signed affidavit for the projects attached to the application. You may find out about these projects from any NBHA officer in your area.

OR  if you are a current member in a conservation organization (such as RMEF, NBU, Mule Deer Foundation etc...) you may enter 15 points

OR if you attend a CAB, Wildlife Commission or Legislative meeting or write a "letter to the editor" or to a State Representative on wildlife conservation or bow hunting issues, you may enter 15 points

The maximum you can enter on line 4 is 30 points for any combination of the above listed activities

 

          Line 5, If you hold an office (volunteer, unpaid, whether elected or appointed)  at the local,  state or national level in organized archery, you may enter 30 points in the appropriate space under line 5.

OR if you do not wish to hold an office, work on up to three shoots where you help set up, administer & take down the shoot, enter 10 points for each shoot worked, for a possible maximum of 30 points.

          *Line 6, Attend one or more NBHA shoots.  You get 5 points for each (25 pts. Total) shoot you attend.  Check the ones that you attended.  This is the "first" tie breaker in the event that we do have a tie for Bowhunter of the Year.  The person who attended the most shoots will win the award.

                                                                                                                                      Total points under Group A will be the second tie breaker.                                                                                                                                                             Group B, C, D ‑ Instructions                                                                                        Enter your mule deer/antelope/elk under this group on the appropriate line.   Please note that animals harvested in Nevada and out of state animals have different points available.  Also note that your second animal of each species is only worth 20 points whether it is a Nevada animal or out of state animal.  You also receive 10 points for each (20 total) animal harvested on a Do It Yourself hunt (No paid guide service.)  Pay attention to the Max. Points/Line on the left.                                                                                         

          Group E ‑ Instructions:

          This group would be for Deer (all species, except Mule deer), Moose, Caribou, Bear, Mountain Goat, Bighorn Sheep (all species), Bison, Javelina, Swans, Turkeys, African Game and any other big game animal not listed elsewhere on this application. 

 

          Group F – Instructions:

          If you harvest a Nevada mountain lion you get 100 points.  If you harvest a lion out of state you get 50 points.  You may also harvest two smaller predators (not listed elsewhere on this application ) for 10 points each and you could get 20 points out of this section.  You may use two animals of the same species.  You also receive 10 points for each (20 total) animal harvested on a Do It Yourself hunt (No paid guide service.)  Pay attention to the Max. Points/Line on the left.

 

          Group G ‑ Instructions:

          You may harvest any three small game animals.  They may be all the same species, you will receive 10 points for each animal with a maximum of  30 points.

 

          Group H ‑ Instructions:

          If any of your animals listed in groups B, C, D,E or F meet or exceed P & Y minimum scores by species, you may enter the animal in this section.  *You must supply a copy of the official P & Y score sheet for each animal.

 

          Group Totals– Instructions:

          Be sure your totals from each group are on the right line and that they don’t exceed the maximum points allowed.

 

          Group J – Instructions

          You must read and sign the Fair Chase

          This application will be easier to fill out if you keep notes all year or fill out this application as you go.

 

          Group J ‑ NBHA Fair Chase

          In order to receive the "Bowhunter of the Year" award from the NBHA, the animals entered in this application must have been harvested in compliance with all game laws of the State in which the animals were harvested.  They must also be taken under the rules of Fair Chase.  The term "Fair Chase" shall not include the taking of animals under the following conditions:

          1.  Helpless in a trap, deep snow, or water.

          2.  From any power vehicle or power boat.

          3.  While confined behind fences, as on game farms, etc.

          4.  In violation of any state or local laws

          5.  By the use of any tranquilizers, poisons, or firearms.

          6.  By the use of any vehicle for herding or driving animals, including use of                    aircraft to land alongside animal or to communicate with or direct a hunter on the ground.

 

I, _____________________________ attest that I was an NBHA member in good standing and that my trophies listed on this application were taken entirely by means of BOW & ARROW, in complete compliance with the controlling game laws of the State in which the animals were harvested, and under the rules of FAIR CHASE, as defined above, which I fully understand.

 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION:  MARCH 31 OF EACH YEAR

 

          Group A. Promote Bowhunting, Sportsmanship and Conservation

    Maximum Points / Line

       20       1. Completed I.B.E.F. course                                               ____pts.

       25       2. Take a child bowhunting for:  1-10 days (15 points)

                                                                   OR  11 or more days (25 points)     ____pts.

                                                                   OR  teach a youth archery or

                                                                            Bowhunting class (25 points) ____pts.

       10       3. Days you spent afield. (Scouting, Hunting) 1‑10 days (5pts)        

                                                                           OR   11 or more days   (10pts)      ____pts.

       30       4.Working for Wildlife. (15 points for each project)

                      a.Project:______________________Date:________   (15pts)         ____pts.

                      b.Project:______________________Date:________   (15pts)         ____pts.

                   OR

                    c.Current member in a Conservation Organization       (such as RMEF, NBU, Nevada Muleys, Mule Deer Foundation etc…)

                   List Organization ____________________________  (15pts)         ____pts.

                   OR

d. Attend a CAB, Wildlife Commission or Legislative meeting or write a "letter to the editor" or to a State Representative on wildlife conservation or bow hunting issues

Action taken ____________________Date:_______   (15pts)         ____pts.

           

       30       5. Hold an office in organized archery:

                     Office held:_____________________Club:________  (30pts)         ____pts.

                   OR

                   Work up to three shoots, you may enter up to 3 shoots for 10points each

                   1.Shoot:________________________Date:________   (10pts)         ____pts.

                   2.Shoot:________________________Date:________   (10pts)         ____pts.

                   3.Shoot:________________________Date:________   (10pts)         ____pts.



       25       6.  Attend 1 or more N.B.H.A. shoots.      5 Points Each.

                     a.Bowhunter Jamboree                                                                          ____pts.  

                   b. Indoor Mail‑in                                                                            ____pts.

                   c.Outdoor Field/Hunter/animal round                                                      ____pts.

                   d. Marked Yardage 3-D                                                                     ____pts.

                   e. Sagebrush Classic                                                                          ____pts.

(140)   Total of lines 1‑6 to be entered here and on Line 1 of Group Totals.  _____Total

          Group B. Mule Deer

   Maximum Points / Line

     100     1.Nevada Mule Deer Buck                            Date:________                  ____pts.

                   Witness:_____________________

     75       1. Nevada Antlerless Deer                             Date:_______                   ____pts.

                   Witness:_____________________

 

      50      2. Out‑of‑State Mule Deer Buck                   Date:________                   ____pts.

                        Witness:_____________________

      25      2. Out‑of‑State Antlerless Mule Deer            Date:________                  ____pts.

                   Witness:_____________________

 

      20      3. Second Mule Deer                                     Date:________                  ____pts.

                          Witness:___________________

      20               4. Unguided or Self Hunt (10 pts. for first and 10pts. for second)           _____pts.

  (140)   Total of lines 1‑4 to be entered here and on Line 2 of Group Totals. _____Total

 

          Group C. Elk

   Maximum Points / Line

     100      1. Nevada Bull Elk                                        Date:_______                    ____pts.

                   Witness:_____________________

     75        1. Nevada Antlerless Elk                               Date:_______                   ____pts.

                   Witness:_____________________

 

     50      2. Out‑of‑State Bull Elk                                   Date:_______                   ____pts.

                   Witness:_____________________

     25      2. Out‑of‑State Antlerless Elk                          Date:_______                  ____pts.

                   Witness:_____________________

 

     20      3. Second Elk                                                  Date:_______                   ____pts.

                   Witness:_____________________

    20       4. Unguided or Self Hunt (10 pts. for first and 10pts. for second)            _____pts.

 

 (140)   Total of lines 1‑4 to be entered here and on Line 3 of Group Totals. ____Total

 

          Group D. Antelope

      Maximum Points / Line

        100       1. Nevada Antelope  Buck                             Date:_______              ____pts.

                        Witness:____________________

         75        1. Nevada Horns shorter than ears                 Date:_______              ____pts.

                   Witness:_____________________

 

         50        2. Out‑of‑State Antelope Buck                       Date:_______              ____pts.

                         Witness:____________________

         25        2. Out‑of‑State Horns shorter than ears          Date:_______              ____pts.

                   Witness:_____________________

 

        20        3 . Second Antelope                                          Date:_______             ____pts.

                          Witness:____________________

        20        4. Unguided or Self Hunt (10 pts. for first and 10pts. for second)     _____pts.  (140)   Total of lines 1‑4 to be entered here and on line 4 of Group Totals. ______Total

 

          Group E.  All Other Big Game Animals (Mountain Goat, All Sheep, Bears, Bison, Javelina, Swans, Turkeys, African Game, etc… 

(Mtn. Lion is NOT included, as it is in the Predators Group F)

     Maximum Points / Line

       100      1. Nevada Animal

                        Species:_____________________                 Date:_______             ____pts.

                        Witness:_____________________

       50        2. Out‑of‑State Animal                     

                        Species:_____________________            Date:_______              ____pts.

                        Witness:_____________________

       20        3. Second Big Game Animal

                        Species:______________________          Date:_______              ____pts.

                        Witness:_____________________

       20        4. Unguided or Self Hunt (10 pts. for first and 10pts. for second)        _____pts.

 (140)    Total of lines 1‑4 to be entered here and on line 5 of Group  Totals. _____Total

  

          Group F. Predators

      Maximum Points / Line

        100     1. Nevada Mtn. Lion                                         Date:______                ____pts.

                       Witness:______________________

        50       2.  Out of State Mtn. Lion                                    Date:______                ____pts.

                       Witness:______________________

        20       3. Second Predator – Lion, Coyote, Fox, Bobcat, Raccoon, Badger.  

                                                                             (10 pts - 2 maximum)

                                                                               species:__________             ____pts.                                                                                                                             

                                                                                    species:__________               ____pts.

        20       4. Unguided or Self Hunt (10 pts. for first and 10pts. for second)        _____pts.

  (140)    Total of lines 1‑4 to be entered here and on line 6 of Group  Totals. ____Total

        

         

Group G. Small Game

      Maximum Points / Line

          10      1. Birds, Rabbits, other Small Game Animals     (10 pts. Each, 3 maximum)

                                                                                      species:_______         ____pts.

                                                                                      species:_______          ____pts.

                                                                                      species:_______         ____pts.

         (30)    Total points to be entered here and on line 7 of Group Totals.  ______Total

         

 

          Group H. Pope and Young Animals

       Maximum Points / Line

       25      1.  Species:____________Date:________Score:_____                  ____pts.

                              Witness:_______________________

       25      2. Species:____________Date:________Score:_____                   ____pts.

                              Witness:_______________________

       25      3. Species:____________Date:________Score:_____                    ____pts.

                              Witness:_______________________

  (75)   Total of lines 1‑3 to be entered here and on Line 8 of Group  Totals. ____Total

                      *animals must meet P&Y minimum score by species

                       *animals must be scored by an official P&Y measurer

                        to be entered in this section

 

          Group Totals

                                                                                      

          Line 1                             Max. Points 140            Your Points________

          Line 2                             Max. Points 140            Your Points________

          Line 3                             Max. Points 140            Your Points________

          Line 4                             Max. Points 140            Your Points_________

          Line 5                             Max. Points 140            Your Points_________

          Line 6                             Max. Points 140            Your Points_________

          Line 7                             Max. Points 30              Your Points_________

          Line 8                             Max. Points 30              Your Points_________                                                                                                                                                                                       Max.Total Pts. 900                      Your Total Points_______

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORKING FOR WILDLIFE AFFIDAVIT

 

          For credit for the Bowhunter of the Year work projects, you must complete this affidavit.  These projects must be with NBHA, BLM, Forest Service, or any other witnessed activity that improves wildlife habitat.  The NBHA projects may be work parties scheduled by the Executive Committee.

 

Project 1.

 

By signing below, I acknowledge  (name)______________________________ has participated in this work project at (location) ___________________________ on (date) _____________.  

This project is sponsored by (organization)___________________________ and is designed to enhance wildlife or improve wildlife habitat.*

 

Signature of Participant___________________________________

 

Signature of Contact Person_______________________________

          Phone # _________________

 

Project 2.

 

By signing below, I acknowledge  (name)______________________________ has participated in this work project at (location) ___________________________ on (date) _____________.  

This project is sponsored by (organization)__________________________ and is designed to enhance wildlife or improve wildlife habitat.*

 

Signature of Participant___________________________________

 

Signature of Contact Person_______________________________

          Phone #_________________

 

I am a current member of ________________________ a conservation organization, my membership is current from _________ to __________

 

I attended a _________________ meeting, or wrote a letter on behalf of wildlife conservation/bowhunting to___________________ on ____________(date)

 

Signature of Participant___________________________________

* If NBHA sponsored, it may be other than wildlife projects.