A Central LA Stud Buck Returns [Big Buck HIT LIST]

When a familiar buck returns to his central-Louisiana haunt one year later, our Week 7 winner is crowned.

by HuntStand


Hunting stories seem to only get better when you throw in the element of “second chances.” And if you believe that, Louisiana’s Charles Buck seems to be on the right track for 2022. Buck is on a mission that began last year when he captured an elusive central LA stud buck on his trail cameras but was not able to connect during hunting season. For sending in photos of the same buck one year older and larger this summer, Buck is the Week Seven winner of our 2022 Big Buck HIT LIST contest.

The weekly win scores Buck a Wildlife Research Center scent prize package valued at $44.99. It also makes him eligible for our drawing to win a Grand Prize Package valued at more than $630. The Grand Prize includes a wide variety of Wildlife Research Center products and two proven hunting optics from Burris.

Enter Today!

Pair of LA bucks“This 11-point buck showed up on my newly purchased 10 acres last year, which is mostly piney woods,” Buck wrote. “These photos are from the ‘back highline,’ which is the rear border of my property, and also the feeder that is directly behind my home, roughly 120 yards.
LA Piney Woods Buck“He is a really nice buck for this area and I tried my best last year to bag him with my Browning BAR 270. And after gun season, I hunted him using my brother-in-law’s crossbow.
LA buck profile“I plan on purchasing a bow this year to have more opportunity to hunt him. The photos of this buck in velvet are from July 10-31, 2022, and the hard-antlered photo (below) is from hunting season last year.”Week7 Buck 2021


To Enter The 2022 Big Buck HIT LIST Contest:

Simply send us a few clear, high-res. digital trail cam photos (three to five) of a buck (or bucks) TAKEN IN THE SUMMER OF 2022 (Day or night images, photos accepted NOW THROUGH SEPT. 7). Be sure to include the following:

A. The dates and state where the images were taken. All images need a date stamp.

B. A few sentences detailing the type of terrain/area where the images were captured (i.e. cedar swamp edge, funnel leading to soybean field, favorite stand site near wooded creekbed, etc.). Be as descriptive as possible.

C. Some info on the pictured buck(s). Do you have any history with the buck? Is the buck a newcomer to your area? Is the deer somehow unique or unusual for the area? What weapons/seasons will you use to hunt the pictured buck(s)?

D. Along with your photos, include your full name and age, and also be sure to include your mailing address. Your e-mail subject line should read: Big Buck HIT LIST! Send photo(s) and requested info to: [email protected] 

Big Buck HIT LIST weekly prize

Great Gear You Can Win

We’ll choose 10 weekly winners that we began showcasing July 8th; we’re still looking for three more weekly winners! Each weekly winner will receive a Ultimate Double Scrape-Dripper Kit from scent specialist Wildlife Research Center, valued at $44.99 (see image above). This serious combo includes two of the best Scrape-Drippers and two bottles of the best scrape scent you can use at a mock scrape location. The Magnum Scrape-Dripper drips daytime only and can operate for up to three weeks on 4 fluid ounces of scent. Golden Scrape with break-through Scent Reflex Technology is a perfect blend of Golden Estrus and intruding buck scents. In addition, it combines  subtle tones of freshly scraped earth and Territorial Musk.

WRC Hit List Grand Prize


At the end of the 10 weeks, all weekly winners enter a drawing for a chance at an incredible Grand Prize Combo Package with a value of $630. The package includes a variety of Wildlife Research Center scent and scent-eliminating products (see image above) valued at more than $181, as well as TWO great hunting optics from Burris: A Burris Droptine 8×42 binocular valued at $300, and a Burris Droptine 3-9×40 riflescope valued at $150 (see images below).

Burris Droptine 8x42 binocular

Don’t miss this opportunity to get outfitted with some of the best scent products available, and some of the most versatile hunting optics on the market. Proven gear that will help you get the drop on your favorite HIT LIST buck. Enter Today!

Burris Droptine 3-9x40 riflescope

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