Marxman Outdoors 2017 Summer Mayhem Bowfishing Tournament Expo & Party!

Lomira, WI [All Wisconsin Waters OPEN]

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OFFICIAL RULES.

You may REGISTER up to Two (2) hours BEFORE the Tournament start. [Cut off for registration will be at 5pm. Saturday, August 13, 2017.] 1. Tournament will begin at 7 PM on Saturday and end at 7 AM on Sunday morning. 2. Registration fee is $120 per team. 3. All teams are required to be back at 7 AM. A penalty of one fish or 10 pounds per minute will be assessed to any team returning late. If a team is 15 minutes late or more, they will be disqualified 4. Neither tournament host nor any of the sponsors are responsible for accidents or loss of property. 5. Each team can consist of up to four (4) people maximum. 6. Each team member must have the proper registration papers and registration numbers. 7. Each team member must have the proper state fishing license. 8. Each boat must have the following safety equipment: running lights, fire extinguisher, one throw able life preserver, horn/whistle, life jackets-one per person. 9. No shooting fish while wading. 10. Any citation from the hosting states Fish and Game department may disqualify the participants from the tournament. Any citations or violations issued from hosting state waterway law enforcement may result in disqualification. 11. No transferring of fish from one boat to another, and no teaming up between individual teams. 12. No refunds of entry fees. 13. There is a zero tolerance RULE for alcohol and drugs. This includes before, during, or after the tournament. If you are found under the influence of any of the prescribed, you and your entire team will immediately be disqualified. 14. Fish disposal will be available at weigh in. No dumping of fish back in the water or on shore. 15. All local, state, and federal fish, game, and boating laws must be obeyed. Any violations will result in disqualification. 16. All team members must wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket anytime your boat is running faster than “no wake” speeds. 17. All fan boats and air boats must have a suitable shroud protecting the fan blade. They must also have the proper muffler requirements. 18. Participants are not able to shoot on tournament waters within 24 hours prior to the tournament. 19. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Any poor sportsmanship, heated arguments, fights, or any behavior deemed inappropriate will have your team warned or disqualified at the discretion of the tournament officials. There will only be one warning issued for any team. 20. Any team wishing to file a complaint or accusation of another team must also file a $100 protest fee. All evidence including photos, videos, and testimony will be considered with any complaint. If the complaint is found to be valid, the $100 protest few will be refunded. Protest during the tournament may be brought up up to one hour before the awards ceremonies. The team found in violation will immediately be disqualified. 21. No baiting or chumming of fish will be allowed at any time. 22. Please have all of your personal items labeled including your fish barrels at weigh in. 23. All decisions by tournament officials are final. 24. Failure to comply with these tournament rules will result in disqualification and complete forfeiture of all tournament fees. 25. The winning team will be decided by the total weight of the largest 30 fish shot by each team. 26. Only legal/designated bowfishing species will be accepted for the total fish count. 27. A token with the team number will be given to each team prior to the beginning of the tournament. It will then be the responsibility of the team to return their token to the fish counter prior to weigh in. Teams will assist in the removal of fish from the weigh in area. Tokens may also be taken up during the return to the ramp, depending upon the tournament director. 28. Fish entries must be taken with bow(compound, recurve, longbow, or crossbow.) and a single point arrow only. 29. No hollow shaft hunting arrows may be used during the tournament. 30. No fish points or arrow with explosive or other shocking devices are allowed. 31. All arrows must have a line attached to it for retrieval, and line must be attached to the bow. 32. No nets or gigs will be allowed in the boats. Gaff hooks with a single hook and a handle of no more than 6 foot will be allowed for landing big fish. 33. All boats will be subject to a random inspection by the tournament officials 24 hours prior to and until the end of the tournament. 34. There is no limit to the number of miles you can travel by boat. 35. Each team will be allowed the use of only one boat during the tournament. No replacement boats are allowed. 36. If you have a boat go down during the tournament, you may bring the boat back to the tournament site. All team members must be present at tournament site for repairs. 37. For safety reasons, a team may drop off equipment (to insure that boats are not overloaded), provided that all team members leave the landing and all team members, and their fish, return for their weigh in. 38. All boats will leave when their number is called by the starting official, and in the order in which the entries were received. 39. It is the responsibility of each team to know weight limits and capacities for their boat. Anyone found guilty of disobeying these laws by the DNR or other government agencies will be disqualified. 40. If you break down and cannot get back to the check-in point by your own means, you can get towed back to the launch site by another boat, but your team and your team’s fish must not leave your vessel. Your boat must return to the tournament site. If you are towed back by another boat that is in the tournament, the boat towing will not be penalized, but needs to be back in a fair amount of time, or call one of the officials to help with recovery measures. We ask that if towing time will be more than one hour past time, please call so as to not hold up the weigh in. 

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