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Map Detective

Posted in Events on December 25, 2006
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With the success of our GeoStash contest, we have decided to launch yet another way for our readers to take home a few new products - free! You don't need to buy the magazine in order to compete in this contest, but you do need to spend some time reading through it in order to win. This time around, our contest is called Map Detective - trench coat, deerstalker hat, and calabash pipe not necessary to be eligible.

Every month we will share with you a partial section to a topographic map that locates a national park, body of water, trail system, mountain range, or another outdoor destination somewhere in the continental United States. The secret location can only be discovered by looking for clues in the magazine. We will be hiding a select number of words within the pages of each issue that will give you clues revealing the secret location. We will inform you every month how many words you need to be searching for. Should your detective and mapping skills help you locate the destination, send an e-mail immediately to, and if you are the first with the correct answer, you win! Complete rules for this contest can be found on our website at

This month our winner will receive an ARB Off-Road Recovery Bag. The bag is designed to carry a complete recovery kit including: a snatch strap, tree trunk protector, 9,900-pound winch extension strap, snatch block, recovery damper, and D-shackles. This user-friendly design allows for easy top-loading access and has been constructed so each item has a designated place or pocket. It's a great gift for any four-wheeler! For more information about ARB products, contact: ARB USA,

This month, you will be searching the magazine for eight clues. These words will stand out from normal text in a different color and bold. They can be found anywhere on any page except for within an advertisement. These words can either form a sentence or be separate descriptive words providing distinctive clues. You will need to do your best Sherlock Holmes impression in order to reveal the location. Check out the map and good luck!

Disclaimer: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. The Map Detective Contest ("Contest") is valid in the continental United States and D.C. (but is void where prohibited or restricted). Must be age 18 or older as of 12/12/06 to enter or win. Contest begins 12:00:01 a.m. E.T. on 12/12/06 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. E.T. on 12/5/07 ("Promotion Period"). Twelve (12) prizes (one per month) are available to be won. The prize and prize value for each month will be described in each issue of the magazine and on The sponsor of this Contest is 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine (a publication of McMullen Argus Publishing Inc.). Contest is subject to Official Rules, which are available at

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