Another Northern-Tier Bruiser [Big Buck ALERT]

North Dakota's John Kuchera may have used the app's popular and patented ScentCone feature to determine which of his stable of treestands he would utilize during his fateful late-September hunt.

by Mark Melotik

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With HuntStand pointing the way to a peak game activity window, North Dakota’s John Kuchera made the most of his evening treestand sit.

KucheraBuckGood1 600One of the cool things about the HuntStand app is that it is far more than your best source for accurate wind and weather forecasts. Sure, North Dakota’s John Kuchera may have used the app’s popular and patented ScentCone feature to determine which of his stable of treestands he would utilize during his fateful late-September hunt, but it was the app’s Day Hunt rating feature that motivated him to get out there and hunt—during what seemed to be some otherwise-marginal conditions. For putting his faith in HuntStand, Kuchera was rewarded with a beautiful trophy—and the honor of being the Week Six winner of the HuntStand Big Buck ALERT contest.

It was the 29th of September in southeast North Dakota, and even though I didn’t have favorable winds for any of my stands, I knew I had to make an effort due to the ‘peak game activity’ rating shown on my HuntStand app,” Kuchera recalled. “That indicated there was a better-than-average chance of seeing some action, so after checking the hour-by-hour ScentCone forecast, I finally decided on a stand.

KucheraBuckGood2 600“The weather was warm and the mosquitos were awful,” Kuchera remembered, of the early stages of his afternoon sit. “After seeing a few animals in the distance, I thought my hunt was over; I knew my time was running out because I had already referenced the HuntStand app to determine the time of sunset. Just then two does entered my field of view, followed by a 4×4 buck, with the buck I eventually harvested trailing him. Soon that second buck presented himself broadside at 26 yards; the shot placement was good and the retrieve quick and easy.  Thanks, HuntStand. I use my HuntStand Hunting app during every hunt for any quarry I pursue.”

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

ThermaCELL New 600For his Week Six win, Kuchera 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]

Team 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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