2017 Spring Gobbler Contest

Pancake Breakfast Talent Show
March 30, 2017
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017
April 3, 2017

Hillsville FUMC Leisure Ministry Group is sponsoring a SPRING GOBBLER CONTEST for members and regular attendees.  Please see rules below:


  • Contest will run from April 8th until May 13th & Youth Days (April 1nd & 2nd), 2017
  • Entry Fee: $5.00 (All proceeds will be donated to NWTF Virginia Highlands Chapter)
  • Turkey must be harvested in Virginia to be judged.
  • Each entry must include a picture of the turkey & the score (self-scoring) by May 21st, 2017.


Scoring will be as follows:

  • 1 point for each lb.
  • 1 point for each inch or fraction of beard
  • 1 point for each 1/4” of spurs

Hunter who harvests the turkey with the highest total of gross points will win the contest!


To obtain an entry form, click here and print one off or register online here  or they are available in the church office.


Forms must be submitted by 5pm on April 7th, 2016 (Youth Mar 31st).


For Additional Information call Dennis Ward at 276-733-6633