One huge typical buck. Another huge non-typical. When both monster bucks show up in the same game cam photos, they become Week 7 HIT LIST winners.
Many of us work pretty hard setting, moving, and carefully checking game cams, sometimes with mixed results. If we’re lucky, come the rut, we’ll capture a cruising giant, likely a buck that is simply passing through and lives no where near. In the pre-season, it can be somewhat tougher to capture true giants on the hoof, that is, unless your name happens to be Jeremy Way of Kansas. As you can plainly see, Way sent in two jaw-dropping game cam images of not one, but two huge Kansas bucks hanging together, and for capturing these memorable images, Way is this week’s HIT LIST contest winner. We think you’ll agree these pics, and bucks, are nothing short of exceptional.
“Enclosed are a couple photos of big bucks that are starting to come in on a regular basis,” Way explained. “These pictures were taken on Aug. 6, 2017. The big buck with the drop tine is actually a new buck this year, and the big wide buck is one that I have been watching for the last couple of years. This is the only time I have captured both bucks in the same photo; I knew they traveled together but prior to this I’d never been able to get a good shot of them. I plan on hunting the Kansas archery season beginning the day it opens.”
For his Week Seven win, Way will be sent a new-for-2017 Thermacell MR450 Handheld Repeller (see image above), valued at $35. More good news? There are five more opportunities to win a MR450 of your own.
To enter the HuntStand 2017 Big Buck HIT LIST contest, simply send us a few clear, digital trail cam photos (two to four) of a buck (or bucks) taken in the summer of 2017 (day or night images, photos accepted through Sept. 18). Include a few sentences detailing the type of terrain/area where the image(s) were captured (field edge, favorite stand site, 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 it 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, age, photo date(s) and state, and also be sure to include your mailing address. Your e-mail subject line should read: Big Buck HIT LIST! Send your photo(s) and requested info to: [email protected]eather.com
Thermacell took years of feedback from their customers aimed at the Handheld Repeller, and completely revamped the design, creating the new MR450. The redesigned grill allows for better airflow in an upright position, which helps emit a more-effective zone of protection if attached to your belt. The ignition switch is 50 to 80 percent quieter, and every unit comes with a belt clip for easy access and storage.