A Couple Of Illinois Bucks At The Buffet [Big Buck HIT LIST]

A couple well-placed food plots. A few promising "newcomer" bucks taking notice. The future looks bright indeed for our Week 4 winner.

by Mark Melotik

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A couple well-placed food plots. A few promising “newcomer” bucks taking notice. The future looks bright indeed for our Week 4 winner.

Hunter Marsh of Illinois likes to experiment, and his tinkering is paying off. Marsh, 33, of Rochester, scatters a few different food plots throughout his central-Illinois farm, and this year he’s mixing in to the mainly soybean plots a few different very specific seed mixes. He’s monitoring them closely to see which delectables the local deer prefer. For sending in a few different bucks attracted by the fresh greenery, Marsh is our Week 4 Big Buck HIT LIST winner;  the weekly win scores Marsh a $50 gift certificate redeemable for any BigFoot Cellular Game Camera or accessories (see below), and also makes him eligible for our September drawing to win a BigFoot Cellular Game Camera. Week4Two 900“These photos were taken between July 18 and July 22 on my farm in central Illinois, in a wooded creekbottom where I planted a food plot,” Marsh wrote. “These are a couple of new bucks that migrated in this season. My plots this year have been primarily soybeans; I also plant a few seed mixes (comprised of clover, rape, ryegrass and radishes) in certain areas on the plot as well, to see what is working best. I bowhunt only on my farm; I hope to get some other good pics of more bucks on my place.”0643:071819:68F:2935:HUNTER1 :4

To enter the 2019 Big Buck HIT LIST Contest, simply send us a few clear, high-res. digital trail cam photos (two to five) of a buck (or bucks) TAKEN IN THE SUMMER OF 2019 (Day or night images, photos accepted NOW THROUGH SEPT. 6). Be sure to include the date and state where the images were taken, and a few sentences detailing the type of terrain/area where the image(s) were captured (i.e. funnel leading to soybean field, favorite stand site near wooded creekbed, etc.) and some info on the buck(s) pictured. Do you have any history with the buck? Is the buck a likely newcomer to your area? Is the deer somehow unusual or unique for the area? What weapons/seasons will you use to hunt the pictured buck(s)?

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] ScoutLookGiftCard 900We’re choosing 10 weekly winners that we began showcasing July 6. Each weekly winner will receive a $50 gift certificate redeemable for any BigFoot Cellular Game Camera or accessories. But hang on, there’s more.BigFoot camo 900At the end of the 10 weeks, all weekly winners will be placed in a drawing to receive a BigFoot Cellular Game Camera (MSRP $199.95; see image above). Don’t miss this opportunity to snare some sweet cellular game cam technology…enter today!



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