Do you have a story that’s full of bull?

Tell us yours and you could win tickets to the Young Guns Bullarama

Tell us your real life bull story and you could win three tickets to the Young Guns Bullarama

Tell us your real life bull story and you could win three tickets to the Young Guns Bullarama

This is ranching country, and as a result we know there are plenty of stories out there that are full of bull!  That’s ‘bull’, as in bovine.  You know, the big brutes who often sport a ring in their nose, manage to squash fences so they can go walkabout, and of course those that keep bull riders humble.

The Star/Journal is inviting our readers to write down your own personal experiences about the male of the bovine species,  and then send them to us for publication.

We know there are plenty of bull stories out there;  the bull that put the run on a bear, the one who loved chickens, the one the kids rode, and more.

You have two weeks to compose your tale, as the deadline for submissions is April 1.

Once all the submissions are in, we’ll choose the story that we think tops the group.  The winning writer will receive three tickets to the upcoming Young Guns Bullarama at the North Thompson Agriplex on April 6.  We’ll also choose a second place winner, who will receive two tickets.

So, sit on down, turn on the computer or put pen to paper, and tell us your ‘bull story’.

Oh, one last thing, please don’t make your story ‘full of bull’, as we think there are enough entertaining true-to -life stories out there that no embellishment will be required.

Please keep your submissions below 500 words.  Pictures are welcome, but will not influence the winning submission.

Email your stories to; news@starjournal.net, or drop them off at the Star/Journal office, 359 Borthwick, Barriere.

You can also fax to 250-672-9900.

Deadline is April 1, 2013.

 

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