Eye-Popping GA Buck Adds Serious Inches [Big Buck HIT LIST]

Last fall our Week 2 winner had an unsuccessful encounter with a brute of a Georgia buck. The good news? He's back and much bigger.

by HuntStand


Do you believe in second chances? Georgia’s Dustin Thompson sure does, and for good reason: This fall he might just get another opportunity at a whopper of a Georgia buck he knows intimately, following an up-close encounter last September. For sending in these photos of the eye-popping GA buck one year larger, Thompson, of Saint George, is the Week Two winner of our 2022 Big Buck HIT LIST contest.

Week 2 GA Buck FeedingThe weekly win scores Thompson a Wildlife Research Center scent prize package valued at $44.99, and also makes him eligible for our drawing to win a Grand Prize Package valued at more than $630, comprised of a wide variety of Wildlife Research Center products and two proven hunting optics from Burris.

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Week 2 GA Buck Body Shot“This is a South Georgia buck I have a couple years of history with,” Thompson wrote. “Unfortunately, I made a poor shot on him last September with the bow, but luckily he has returned, and bigger than ever. As you can see these photos were taken July 3, 4 and 5.
Week 2 GA Buck Add“This buck lives in a short pine thicket, and likes to travel through 60 acres of thinned pines to nearby ag fields (peanuts and corn),” Thompson continued. “I hunt the edge of his bedding area, trying to catch him cruising for does. I’ve also included a hard-antlered photo [see below] of him from last year, taken last Dec. 16.”

Week 2 Buck Last Fall



To Enter The 2022 Big Buck HIT LIST Contest:

Simply send us a few clear, high-res. digital trail cam photos (three to five) of a buck (or bucks) TAKEN IN THE SUMMER OF 2022 (Day or night images, photos accepted NOW THROUGH SEPT. 7). Be sure to include the following:

A. The dates and state where the images were taken. All images need a date stamp.

B. A few sentences detailing the type of terrain/area where the images were captured (i.e. cedar swamp edge, funnel leading to soybean field, favorite stand site near wooded creekbed, etc.). Be as descriptive as possible.

C. Some info on the pictured buck(s). Do you have any history with the buck? Is the buck a newcomer to your area? Is the deer somehow unique or unusual for the area? What weapons/seasons will you use to hunt the pictured buck(s)?

D. Along with your photos, include your full name and age, and also be sure to include your mailing address. Your e-mail subject line should read: Big Buck HIT LIST! Send photo(s) and requested info to: [email protected] 

Big Buck HIT LIST weekly prize

Great Gear You Can Win

We’ll choose 10 weekly winners that we began showcasing July 8th; we’re still looking for eight more weekly winners! Each weekly winner will receive a Ultimate Double Scrape-Dripper Kit from scent specialist Wildlife Research Center, valued at $44.99 (see image above). This serious combo includes two of the best Scrape-Drippers and two bottles of the best scrape scent you can use at a mock scrape location. The Magnum Scrape-Dripper drips daytime only and can operate for up to three weeks on 4 fluid ounces of scent. Golden Scrape with break-through Scent Reflex Technology is a perfect blend of Golden Estrus and intruding buck scents. In addition, it combines  subtle tones of freshly scraped earth and Territorial Musk.

WRC Hit List Grand Prize


At the end of the 10 weeks, all weekly winners enter a drawing for a chance at an incredible Grand Prize Combo Package with a value of $630. The package includes a variety of Wildlife Research Center scent and scent-eliminating products (see image above) valued at more than $181, as well as TWO great hunting optics from Burris: A Burris Droptine 8×42 binocular valued at $300, and a Burris Droptine 3-9×40 riflescope valued at $150 (see images below).

Burris Droptine 8x42 binocular

Don’t miss this opportunity to get outfitted with some of the best scent products available, and some of the most versatile hunting optics on the market. Proven gear that will help you get the drop on your favorite HIT LIST buck. Enter Today!

Burris Droptine 3-9x40 riflescope



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