March 29, 2011
Each September, 16 outdoor-crazed sportsmen and -women get a chance to go to Dogwood Canyon, Mo., and compete for the title of Field & Stream’s Total Outdoorsman and $25,000. Need more incentive to give this thing a whirl? How about a new Yamaha ATV, some hard-core outdoor swag from our sponsors, and airtime on the Outdoor Channel during the holiday season.
As long as you are 21 or older, it’s open to anyone to try out. (Well, there are just a few other eligibility requirements, too.) No pretty-face screening process, no audition tapes, no focus group study…just flat out, if you have the game, you can come play ours. But you do have to prove that you have game in the Qualifier and Regional stages of the Total Outdoorsman Challenge.
The party begins with the Qualifiers at 25 Bass Pro Shops on April 9-10, 2011. This handy-dandy link will give all the rules and regulations and even has a demo video to show exactly what to expect at the Qualifiers. Just throw up a score high enough to make it into the top 200 nationwide and you will get an invitation to come and compete in one of four Regionals.