Wide, tall and—did we say wide?—this jaw-dropping Maryland buck bagged with help from HuntStand is a great way to kick off our Big Buck ALERT contest.
If it wasn’t for the HuntStand app, this impressively wide and tall Maryland buck would very likely still be roaming the Maryland countryside, rather than nailing down the Week One honors in our Big Buck ALERT contest.
Maryland’s Eric Miller, 45, bagged this impressive 9-point with 23-inch outside spread on October 1, after his summer game cam surveillance turned up several photos of the buck, including an image that was captured just a day before the fateful hunt. Still, it was Miller’s careful attention to his HuntStand app that eventually led him to the deer, after a last-minute ScentCone check showed ideal conditions at a property and stand that Miller hadn’t planned to hunt.
“I was going to hunt a different property that evening, but after checking the wind and the ScentCone on HuntStand, I had to change plans and hunt this property because the wind was perfect for the stand location, and where the deer would be coming from,” Miller remembered. “I got in the stand around 4 p.m. with a light rain falling, and around 6 p.m. I was lucky enough to have him walk past my stand at 28 yards. He gave me a broadside shot, and about an hour later I had my hands on him. Lucky for me I checked the wind that afternoon and changed plans.”
Congratulations, Eric, on a true whopper of a whitetail. Thanks to all who have submitted photos and stories to date; successful hunters: Keep them coming!
For his Week One win, Miller will be sent a pair of ThermaCELL Original Heated Insoles, valued at $130. 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. 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 Original Heated Insoles (MSRP $130). 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.