WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016 -- Winners Announced!

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WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016 -- Winners Announced!

Post by loboLoco » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:56 am

It's time for the monthly contest to give away a free copy of WolfQuest 2.7! As usual, we will give away four copies of the game to the lucky winners.

This Month's Question:
Biologists use radio collars to track wolves and learn about their behavior. What percentage of wolves in Yellowstone wear a radio collar?

How to Enter:
Find the answer to that question and send it to us at contest1@wolfquest.org. (Note: The latest data we can find is from 2013, but if you find newer data, please cite your source.)

Deadllne:
All entries must be received by midnight, Eastern Standard Time (US), on Thursday, September 29.

Entry Requirements:
Valid entries must include:
• The answer to the question: What percentage of wolves in Yellowstone wear a radio collar? (with source/citation if newer than 2013).
• Your email address.
• Your WQ forum username (Required! If you haven't registered for the forum, now's the time!)

Random Drawing:
Each entry with the correct answer to this question will be assigned a number. We will then use a random-number generator to generate four numbers. The entries bearing those numbers will each win a free copy of the game.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

We have four winners, who have been notified by email:
vitoria carpi
soulbladerz
chris the wolf 6
rene-frankie

The answer to the question? In 2013, 22%-24% of wolves in Yellowstone wore radio collars. (Turns out the percentage varied a bit through the year, so answers in that range are considered correct.)

Sources:
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/wolves.htm
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/u ... le_web.pdf

About Radio Collars:
From the Yellowstone Park Foundation website: http://www.ypf.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5473:

Wolves range far and wide throughout Yellowstone’s 2.2-million acres of dense wilderness, yet the Park’s wolf population is one of the most studied populations of wild wolves ever. It is radio collars that enable the monitoring of multiple wolf packs across this vast area. Thanks to sponsorship donations from generous Friends of Yellowstone, the Yellowstone Wolf Project is able to place 25-30 collars on wolves annually. Both VHF and GPS collars are deployed, providing the basis for nearly all other aspects of Yellowstone’s wolf research program.

VHF (Very High Frequency) collars are used when researchers can get closer to wolves and track them. GPS (Global Positioning System) collars work with satellites and store information for later retrieval, so they can be used to track wolves at great distances.
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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016

Post by chris the wolf 6 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:15 pm

I emailed the answer

Edit: Will you reply in the deadline
Last edited by valkea on Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Adding info from double post

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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016

Post by valkea » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:53 pm

Please do not double post, chris the wolf 6. If you have something to add, edit your previous post instead.

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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016

Post by rene-frankie » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:34 am

Posted an e-mail!

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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016

Post by Whitetigress55 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:04 pm

Just to be sure, would I be allowed to enter the contest even if I already have it on PC to get it on a mobile device? If I was one of the four selected, would it work with mobile as well?
Or am I not allowed to participate since I already have it on PC?
Thanks, hope I was clear enough :D

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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016

Post by siswolf213 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:31 pm

:fox:
My little sister said she sent in the answer. All I want to know, is when you send in the answer if it is correct will they send a number back to the answer that was correct or will they not?
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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016

Post by loboLoco » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:06 am

You can enter the contest even if you already have the game on one platform, in hopes of getting it for another platform.

We'll announce the correct answer here on Friday, along with the winners.
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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016

Post by fruit » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:14 pm

I'm excited to see who wins! If I win, I'll be giving the copy to my wolf-loving pal :pawprint:
Good luck to everyone!

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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016

Post by Blossom fall » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:01 pm

Friday is so close! I can't wait to see who wins! Good luck to all who entered!

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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016

Post by HowlingBird » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:38 pm

I just sent an email with the answer. I can't wait for this Friday, and good luck to everyone who are entering!

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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016

Post by Blossom fall » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:51 pm

Welp, It's Thursday! Good luck to all who entered!! <3

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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016

Post by loboLoco » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:24 am

WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

We have four winners, who have been notified by email:
vitoria carpi
soulbladerz
chris the wolf 6
rene-frankie

The answer to the question? In 2013, 22%-24% of wolves in Yellowstone wore radio collars. (Turns out the percentage varied a bit through the year, so answers in that range are considered correct.)

Sources:
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/wolves.htm
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/u ... le_web.pdf

About Radio Collars:
From the Yellowstone Park Foundation website: http://www.ypf.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5473:

Wolves range far and wide throughout Yellowstone’s 2.2-million acres of dense wilderness, yet the Park’s wolf population is one of the most studied populations of wild wolves ever. It is radio collars that enable the monitoring of multiple wolf packs across this vast area. Thanks to sponsorship donations from generous Friends of Yellowstone, the Yellowstone Wolf Project is able to place 25-30 collars on wolves annually. Both VHF and GPS collars are deployed, providing the basis for nearly all other aspects of Yellowstone’s wolf research program.

VHF (Very High Frequency) collars are used when researchers can get closer to wolves and track them. GPS (Global Positioning System) collars work with satellites and store information for later retrieval, so they can be used to track wolves at great distances.
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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016 -- Winners Announced

Post by Koa » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:03 pm

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016 -- Winners Announced

Post by Masika » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:46 am

Congratulations to all of the winners! Enjoy. :]

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Re: WolfQuest Contest -- September 2016 -- Winners Announced

Post by Phasoli » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:51 pm

Congrats to all the winners! At last, a friend of mine may enjoy such an amazing game! I hope to play with you soon, buddy-o!

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