For deer hunters who switch gears in the off-season for extra fun, registration is open for the 14th Annual Muzzy Classic & Alabama Championship bowfishing tournament.
The annual championships will be held April 27-28, on Guntersville Lake in Guntersville, Ala. This popular Bowfishing Association of America sanctioned event has guaranteed prize money of $3,500 for first place, with more places paid based on number of entries. Potential payouts, not including prizes, are: 2nd place $2,500; 3rd place $1,500; 4th place $1,000; 5th place $750 and 6th place $500.
The primary tournament is a Big-20 format with boat limits of three grass carp and 15 buffalo. No catfish are allowed. Participants also will have the opportunity to win a new bow or another prize for bringing in the heaviest carp, the longest gar, the heaviest grass carp or the heaviest buffalo.
This is a two- or three-man tournament with $150 entry fee.
Tommy Woods, Scott Baxter and Mathew McCrary won the 2012 title with a whopping 439.6 pounds and plan to return to defend their title.
Pre-registration for this year’s event will be conducted up to 72 hours prior to the tournament. Pre-registration is highly encouraged, as teams leave in the order that they register. Regular registration will be conducted at the tournament site, Harbor Marina in Guntersville, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the day of the event, with a mandatory meeting at the launch site for all teams at 6:30 p.m.
The tournament runs from 7 p.m. April 27 through 7 a.m. April 28.
For information on the tournament visit www.muzzy.com/news/14th-annual-muzzy-classic, and download the flier, rules and entry form. Registration entries can be mailed to: Muzzy Products Corp., Attn: Muzzy Classic, 110 Beasley Rd. SW, Carterville, GA 30120.