The 2023 Story Contest – Enter to Win

Have you been on an unforgettable guided hunting adventure and want to win some extra cash?

Each outfitter featured in the winning stories will receive three complimentary ads in Mountain Hunter magazine – full page, half-page, or quarter-page, according to story placement.

  • First Prize: $1,500 USD
  • Second Prize: $1,000 USD
  • Third Prize: $750 USD

Good luck to all entrants!

Submit your story by December 31, 2023!

The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) is accepting stories of memorable hunting experiences with GOABC members. At the end of the year, all stories submitted will be reviewed and the top three will receive cash prizes (USD).

Tips on How to Write your Hunting Story

Submission Guidelines

Stories should adhere to the following basic formatting requirements:

  • Stories must feature a GOABC member and are selected based on overall quality of the adventure and photos.
  • Submit your story to in Microsoft Word format. 
  • There is no minimum or maximum word count for story submissions. The recommended approximate word count range is 2,000 – 3,000 words.
  • All submissions imply the consent of the writer and all those featured in photos.
  • Story selection and editing is the responsibility of the Mountain Hunter™ magazine editors.

Tips on How to Write your Hunting Story

  • Recognize your guide, hunting destination and sought species in the first few paragraphs of your story.
  • A great hunting story not only describes the animals and itinerary, but expresses the significance of the hunt to you. How long had you been dreaming of this hunt? How did you first connect with your outfitter? What was the scenery like? What challenges did you encounter? These details will add to richness and familiarity of your story for your readers.
  • Proofread your story for clarity, but do not worry too much about the proper grammar or sentence structure—we will take care of that for you.
  • Try to keep the story in past tense and title it creatively. Titles and photos provide the first impression for your readers, and you want to draw them in immediately.
  • Be prepared to supply several high-quality photos (2 MB or larger at 300dpi) depicting all key aspects of your story, such as scenery, hunting partners, accommodation, mode(s) of transport, etc. We are able to provide a Dropbox folder for your convenience.  Set your camera or phone to take uncompressed images at their best resolution to best preserve the resolution, and there for your story’s impact!