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Spend enough time in the outdoors and you’re bound to come home with a hair-raising story or two. That’s what we’re looking for in an all-new adventure-writing contest from Outdoor Life.

Send us your wildest hunting tale, craziest fishing adventure or the most hair-raising survival experience you’ve ever had (in 750 to 1,000 words) and we’ll see which writer captures the spirit of spine-tingling adventure best.

A panel of OL editors will select the best story, which will be published in a future issue of Outdoor Life. The winning author will also receive $500. Runners-up will be published on our Web site.

Click here to e-mail us your story, or send your entry to Outdoor Life, Ultimate Adventure, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY, 10016. All entries must be postmarked or submitted online by March 1, 2006. For official contest rules and regulations, see below.

Outdoor Life Ultimate Adventure Contest

No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law.

The Outdoor Life Ultimate Adventure Contest is open only to residents of the 50 United States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are at least 16 years of age on January 1, 2006. Employees of Outdoor Life, Time, Inc., its affiliates or subsidiaries, agencies and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible.

Story entries are limited to roughly 750 to 1,000 words regarding the writer’s greatest true outdoor adventure. All entries must be typed, double-spaced, on 8½x11-inch paper, using only one side of the paper, and must include the writer’s name, address and telephone number. One story accepted per entrant. Each entry must be an original, non-published work written in English, and the content must be appropriate for a national magazine, as determined by Outdoor Life’s editors.

Mail your entry to Outdoor Life Ultimate Adventure Contest, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016, or you may enter online at Online entries will be accepted until the contest closing date of March 8, 2006, 11:59 p.m. ET. Mailed entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2006, and received by March 8, 2006.

Outdoor Life’s editors will select one winning story within 60 days after the contest ends; all entries will be evaluated equally on content and presentation. All decisions are final. The winning story will be published in a future issue of Outdoor Life (to be determined by the editors of Outdoor Life), and the writer of the winning story will receive $500. Outdoor Life will select two runner-up stories to be published on the Outdoor Life Web site. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to Outdoor Life and its agencies to use winner’s name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Entrants represent and warrant that submitted stories are original works and do not infringe the rights of any third parties. All materials submitted become the sole property of Outdoor Life and will not be returned. By accepting prize, winner agrees to hold Outdoor Life and its affiliates, subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of prize. By entering, entrants transfer to Outdoor Life all right, title and interest, including copyright, in and to the winning story.

The potential winner will be notified by mail within two weeks of the selection of the winning story and must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Transfer of Rights/Promotional Liability Release within seven days of attempted notification before the prize can be awarded. Nonncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification and an alternate will be selected. By participating in this contest, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. Outdoor Life is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Outdoor Life is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated or illegible entries. Parent or guardian must complete the Affidavit of Eligibility and Transfer of Rights/Promotional Liability Release for any winner who is a minor. All federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of each winner. Any claims relating to this contest shall be governed by New York law without regard to its conflict of law, rules, and any such claim must be heard in New York.

For names of winners, available after April 30, 2006, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Outdoor Life, Ultimate Adventure Results, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016, to be received by April 15, 2006. This contest is sponsored by Outdoor Life, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.