Articles for August 2016


The Backpacker #WinRideTheBull Photo Contest!

The world’s largest kayak fishing tournament, Ride the Bull 7, is on August 27th, 2016!  

To celebrate, The Backpacker is sponsoring an Instagram photo contest with a grand prize of a Wilderness Systems Thresher fishing kayak!



Anything Ride the Bull counts!   Show us how you pre-fish to prepare for Ride the Bull.  Do you have pictures from a previous Ride the Bull?  How do you rig your gear or your boat for Ride the Bull?  Who are you taking to Ride the Bull?  How do you plan to use your winnings?  Multiple photos can be entered.  ANYTHING “RIDE THE BULL” COUNTS**!

To enter the #WinRideTheBull photo contest, post your Ride the Bull picture on Instagram* and include these 3 tags @backpackeroutdoors,  #backpackerphotocontest and #winridethebull.  Winner will be chosen based upon combination of factors including originality, likes, shares, and whether or not you applied the tags as stated above**.

TIPS for increasing your chances to WIN:

  • Your Instagram account needs to be visible our judges.  Private accounts may be difficult to see.
  • Be original!
  • Make sure you get “@backpackeroutdoors #winridethebull #backpackerphotocontest” all into your post.  This could make or break the winning decision.
  • Email a link to your post and a copy of your picture to ensure that our judges can see your post.

Winner will be announced at awards ceremony for Ride the Bull 7 in Grand Isle, Louisiana on August 27.  Need not be present to win.

*Because images may not be easily found when posted to a private account, the best way for us to see your photo is to email it to

**The Backpacker withholds the right to make final determination of winner.

*** Photos of an offensive nature or depicting dangerous acts will not be considered.  Winner will be chosen at Ride the Bull closing ceremonies.