This morning at the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nikon and the "North American Hunter-TV" team announced the winners in the Tell Us Your E-S-T Hunting Story contest.
Grand Prize Winner: Michael Olier of Abita Springs, Louisiana, with his story “Hunt-N-Da Swamp.” It seems Michael’s Nikon riflescope not only saved his life, but continues to perform flawlessly today. Michael won a Nikon hunting optics package, including a new Monarch 3 10X42 Binocular, Prostaff 5 Zoom 16-48X60 Fieldscope, Prostaff 550 Rangefinder, Prostaff 3-9X40 BDC Riflescope, Spot On portable software and a Nikon "Spot On" hooded sweatshirt.
Second Place Winner: Mitchell Sher of Jericho, New York, with his story “Time-Tested By Accident.” Mitchell’s Nikon binocular survived nearly a year in the woods after he forgot it in the excitement of hauling a buck out. Just how he recovered it and what happened after makes the story even more intriguing. Mitch won a new Monarch 3 10X42 Binocular, Prostaff 550 Rangefinder and Nikon "Spot On" hooded sweatshirt.
Third Place Winner: Robert K. McLamara of Steubenville, Ohio, with his story “Scari-EST Hunt: A Sinking Feeling.” He recounts an Alaskan bear hunt gone wrong from the start. Quicksand, a rising tide and a cell phone out of commission add up to true Extraordinary Situation Testing. For his tale of adventure, Robert won a new Monarch 2 10X42 Binocular and Nikon "Spot On" hooded sweatshirt.
Congrats to the winners! Enjoy your new Nikon gear.
You can check out all the Nikon E-S-T contest entries right here.
(In case you’re a Rip Van Winkle wanna be and have been asleep for the last 6 months, E-S-T stands for Extraordinary Situation Testing, which "North American Hunter-TV" developed to help promote the launch of Nikon’s new Monarch 3 ATB binoculars. You can see the whole hilarious E-S-T program at HuntingClub.com/NikonEST.)