First he bagged his target buck after a three-year quest. Then he became our Week Five winner. And his dream season continues…

Week5One 900Brady Baker Jr. of Ohio is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 HuntStand Big Buck ALERT contest that earns him an ALPS OutdoorZ Contender X pack (valued at $229.99; image below). As you might recall, Baker became our Week 5 winner after sending in the story and photos of a monster public-land Ohio buck (see above and below) that he bagged after a three-year quest with some regular help from the HuntStand app. Following our 10-week contest, Baker’s good fortune continued. He was lucky enough to nab our Grand Prize after having his name selected in a drawing of all 10 weekly winners. “I shot my buck this year on October 2nd with a Mathews bow on Ohio public land, where I hunt exclusively,” Baker wrote. “I hunt about two miles in and had history with this buck for the past three years; I nicknamed him ‘Curly’ because the ends of his main beams curled upward; they have looked much the same every year.

“I love the HuntStand app and its detailed mapping and accurate wind directions by the hour—it is awesome and I use it virtually every day, even from home, to check my hunting spots and the peak game activity times,” Baker continued. “The property boundaries are a great help also—how you can just tap on them to learn who owns the property. I’m 53 years old and certainly not ‘Mr. cellphone and computer,’ but HuntStand has helped a lot, especially with the many detailed mapping layers; I love to ‘scout from above’ then do the legwork.”ALPSQuickdraw-Edge 900All 10 weekly BBA winners earned the Quickdraw 2.0 Sling Pack (valued at $79.99) from ALPS OutdoorZ (see above). This unique single-sling daypack offers quick and easy swing-around access to gear compartments. Unlike traditional shoulder straps, the single sling allows free range of motion. You’ll also find a drop-down pocket that securely carries a bow or gun, MOLLE webbing with bungee system for toting a quiver or extra gear, and a 2L water reservoir to keep you hydrated. ALPSContenderX 900In addition, Baker takes home our Grand Prize: an ALPS OutdoorZ Contender X pack (valued at $229.99; image above). Pack specialist ALPS is calling this feature-packed design the ultimate whitetail day pack; the coolness of the Contender X begins with its innovative self-standing L-shape frame, which allows you to set your pack on any flat surface. The unique U-shaped zipper provides extra-large, flip-down top access to the main compartment—ideal for easy gear access while hanging in your stand or sitting on the ground, without losing precious pack contents. The Lycra covered molded foam suspension ensures carrying comfort even when fully loaded with hunting necessities.

Team HuntStand would like to thank all who submitted entries for this exciting 2020 contest; we couldn’t offer this timely, engaging content without your cooperation. And if you missed our contest entry deadline, know that we always appreciate hearing new HuntStand app success stories. Anyone who would like to share their 2020 hunt stories and photos with the extensive HuntStand community is urged to email HuntStand Media Executive Editor Mark Melotik: [email protected]



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