2024 Celebrate Bristol Bay Contest Official Contest Rules

Contest Sponsored by Bear Trail Lodge, Trout Unlimited Alaska, Forloh, Minus33, and Grundéns in partnership with Fish Alaska.

To honor the many participants who have tirelessly fought for the protection of Bristol Bay’s trout and salmon, we have partnered up to give away one amazing fishing trip to Bear Trail Lodge this June! Enter to win here!

View the official contest rules below.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE CHANCES OF WINNING. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries timely received by Sponsor. Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. (AKST) on March 1, 2024 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (AKST) on April 30, 2024 (the Contest Period ).


Open and offered only to persons who are legal residents of, and reside in, the continental United States and Alaska (excluding Florida, New York and Rhode Island), and are 21 years or older when the Contest begins. Employees and directors of Bear Trail Lodge, Furloh, Minus 33, Grundéns, and Trout Unlimited Alaska  (“Sponsors”), Fish Alaska Magazine, (Promotional Participant) and each of their parent entities, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, or production agencies, Web masters and Web suppliers (and their respective IRS dependents, immediate family members and individuals residing in their same household) are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Promotional Participants and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules.


Enter the prize drawing during the Contest Period by visiting fishalaskamagazine.com/bristol-bay-contest/ and completing and submitting the official Web page entry form. Entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. (AKST) on April 30, 2024. Sponsor’s computer will be the official time clock for the Contest. Any attempt at e-mail or other Internet entry is void.

Limit one (1) entry per person. Sponsor, Promotional Participants, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, participating retailers and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) are not responsible for illegible, damaged, lost, late, delayed, deleted, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, or undeliverable entries; or for the incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, theft or destruction, or unauthorized use of the applicable Web site, or by equipment or programming used in this Contest, printing, human processing or other error or omission; or for any error, interruption or unavailable network, server, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Web site, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed computer, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure; or for jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for any other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or network.

Entries are null and void and will be rejected if not obtained in accordance with these rules and through authorized, legitimate channels, or if they are from other games or contests, if they are copied, computer generated, or mechanically reproduced, or if any part of an entry is counterfeited, illegible, mutilated or tampered with in any way, or if they contain or reflect printing, typographical, mechanical, or other errors. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Contest, and select winners from eligible entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.


Sponsor will conduct a random drawing on or about May 7, 2024 from all eligible entries timely received by Sponsor. Participants need not be present at the drawing to win. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. The potential winner will be notified via e-mail or telephone, at the e-mail or telephone number provided by the participate, on or about May 10, 2024. Following the notification, the winner has four (4) days to respond to the Sponsor. If the winner does not respond within the four (4) day period the prize will be forfeited by the winner and an alternate winner will be drawn, who will also be given four (4) days to respond or another alternate winner will be drawn with the same process until a winner is determined.


A fishing trip to Bear Trail Lodge. Win a four-night trip for two to Bear Trail Lodge dates to be determined based on availability most likely June 2024. The prize trip to Bear Trail Lodge includes fully guided fishing, one guided fly out day per person (weather permitting), lodging, meals, cocktails/bar.

Items not included in the Grand Prize include, but are not limited to: Airfare to King Salmon, Alaska from your home, other travel expenses, Alaska fishing license and king salmon stamp, overnight hotel stay in Anchorage, AK going to and from King Salmon, gratuity for guides and staff, and the cost of shipping fish from Alaska. Winners may choose to purchase additional fly out days beyond the single one provided in the prize or additional nights at the lodge beyond the four-night prize.

Total approximate retail value ( ARV ) of the prize is $15,770. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries timely received.

Winner must be eligible to obtain any required fishing licenses or permits. Travel and accommodations are subject to change and availability, and restrictions may apply. Sponsor will determine trip dates at its sole discretion. Fishing trip may be videotaped and photographed for potential promotional materials. The trip most likely will occur in June 2024. Alternative date options may be offered if available. If winner cannot take the trip as stated, or if the winner is not eligible to obtain any required licenses or permits, the Grand Prize in its entirety will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by random from all remaining eligible entries timely received; provided Sponsor may extend such booking date in its sole and absolute discretion if verification of a winner makes such booking date impractical. Winner must comply with any and all federal, state and local laws and regulations, and complete all required paperwork, along with all liability waivers prior to prize fulfillment. PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE PRODUCTS INCLUDED IN THE GRAND PRIZE ARE PROVIDED BY THE RELEASED PARTIES AS IS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, GIVEN BY THE RELEASED PARTIES.

All expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Expenses which are known and not included are gratuities, any overnight lodging in route to or from either trip, taxidermy, fish shipping, luggage, excess baggage fees on airlines (including without limitation any excess baggage required on return flights to transport caught fish), transportation to and from the major airport nearest the winner’s residence (including any overnight lodging in route thereto), alcoholic beverages, and all applicable federal and state taxes. Winner must sign eligibility and liability release documents, including a completed W-9, prior to the disbursement of the prize. Sponsor will provide the winner with the corresponding IRS Form 1099 by the required IRS deadlines.

Any other prize details will be at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Promotional Participants. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer the prize, or redeem the prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any aspect of the prize with an item of equal or greater value for any reason in Sponsor’s sole discretion.


Participants agree (a) to abide by these rules and all decisions of Sponsor and the Promotional Participants which shall be final in all respects relating to this Contest; (b) that Released Parties will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by participant against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Contest or any Contest related activity; or for any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize via entry forms, posters or any other media; (c) except where legally prohibited, to grant (and agree to confirm that grant in writing) permission for the Released Parties and those acting under their authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising, trade and/or publicity purposes without additional compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet, without notice, review or approval; (d) that the Released Parties may collect the personal information submitted by participants, and use the information for sales and marketing purposes; (e) that if winner does not respond to Sponsor s notification given as set forth in the paragraph titled Drawing above, or if Sponsor is unable to provide notice to winner as set forth in the paragraph titled Drawing for any reason, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by random from all remaining eligible entries timely received, (f) that winner will be required to complete, sign, and return a prize verification, Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and, where lawful, a Publicity Release within five (5) days of receipt and that if documents are not returned by winner on a timely basis, or if any prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable on account of inaccurate or incomplete entry information or otherwise, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by random from all remaining eligible entries timely received; (g) if no alternate winner can be selected for a given prize, for any reason in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and will not be awarded to any Contest participant; (h) Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine that such person is attempting to undermine, tamper with, or abuse any aspect of the Contest, by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such participant’s eligibility; and (i) to opt in to the e-mail database for both Sponsor and Promotional Participants.



Trout Unlimited Alaska, 3105 Wisconsin St, Anchorage, AK 99517

Bear Trail Lodge, Mile 1 Bear Trail, King Salmon, AK 99613

Fish Alaska Magazine, PO Box 772424, Eagle River, AK 99577

Forloh, 530 W 19th St, Whitefish, MT 59937

Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing, PO Box 515, Ashland, NH 03217

Grundéns, PO Box 2068, Poulsbo, Washington 98370

You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and Promotional Participants which may be used in future promotional programs. Please direct any questions or comments regarding this Contest to Sponsors. By submitted an official entry form to the Celebrate Bristol Bay Contest you agree to opt-in to further communications from our sponsors. Unsubscribe at any time directly with individual sponsors.