Amazing 190-Class Ohio Buck [Big Buck ALERT]

So the avid bowhunter did the wise thing and leaned heavily on his HuntStand app, and a good dose of patience, before climbing into his treestand with ideal forecasted conditions.

by Mark Melotik

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When a world-class whitetail showed up in his hunt area, Kevin Bradford checked his HuntStand Hunting app and stand ScentCones several times a day. The payoff? A true jaw-dropping trophy.

Ohio2 600With plenty of time and effort invested in his scouting, Ohio’s Kevin Bradford wasn’t about to let the wrong wind ruin his chances at a true buck of a lifetime. So the avid bowhunter did the wise thing and leaned heavily on his HuntStand app, and a good dose of patience, before climbing into his treestand with ideal forecasted conditions. Bradford’s rewards included a world-class buck, and the honor of being the Week Five winner of the HuntStand Big Buck ALERT contest.

“I have used the HuntStand app for three years now and love it. This buck was on my game cams all summer and disappeared about two weeks before the season,” Bradford recalled. “Then he suddenly started showing up in daylight but the wind wasn’t right for the stand he was visiting. He had a scrape close by and I didn’t want to take any chances. I watched the ScentCone for that stand every day until the wind was perfect.

Ohio1 600“On the day I shot him, October 15th, he came out of the woods to the west, then worked his scrape,” Bradford related. “Then he walked within 10 yards of my stand and I was able to get a shot into him before he could get downwind of me. I am continuously checking my stand ScentCones throughout the day at work, to decide which stands to hunt. Thanks again HuntStand for an awesome app!”

Ohio3 600Here’s a game cam shot of Bradford’s amazing buck, which literally dwarfs the very respectable buck at left. This game cam image, captured August 23rd, was one of several that tipped off Bradford to the monster’s stomping grounds. Bradford reports the buck has a green gross score of 185 3/4 inches—a true world-class whitetail in most every respect.

Congratulations, Kevin, on a buck of many lifetimes. Thanks to all who have submitted photos and stories to date; successful hunters: Keep them coming!

ThermaCELL New 600For his Week Five win, Bradford will be sent a pair of ThermaCELL ProFLEX Heated Insoles, valued at $185. More good news? There are plenty of opportunities left to win a pair of your own.

To enter the HuntStand 2016 Big Buck ALERT contest, simply send us a clear, high-res. digital photo (or two) of your 2016 buck, along with a few sentences detailing your hunt, and how HuntStand played a part. Include your full name, age, successful hunt date and state, and also be sure to include your mailing address and shoe size. Your e-mail subject line should read: Big Buck Alert! Send your photo(s) and requested info to: [email protected]

HuntStand will choose one impressive buck to highlight each week on our website, as well as on Facebook and Instagram. If your buck is a weekly winner you’ll score some sweet hunt gear: a pair of Team HuntStand-approved ThermaCELL ProFLEX Heated Insoles. Their state-of-the-art wireless thermal technology with convenient remote operation delivers at least 2,500 hours (about four winters) of heavy use. Simply adjust the temperature utilizing the wireless remote control to the setting of your choice: no heat (standby), medium (100°F), and high (111°F). The result is warm, comfortable, sweat-free feet.



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