HuntStand Helps Anchor Kansas Velvet Buck [Big Buck ALERT]

After some pre-hunt prep that leaned on several features of the HuntStand app, our Week One winner is crowned.

by HuntStand


With some help from HuntStand, 15-year-old Dominic Crochier was a young man with a plan in early September. For sending in photos and HuntStand success story of a beauty Kansas velvet buck, Crochier, who hails from Massachusetts, is the Week One winner in the 2022 HuntStand Big Buck ALERT contest. The win earns Crochier a sweet hunt pack from ALPS OutdoorZ: the versatile Trail Blazer (see below). The weekly win also makes Crochier eligible for a chance at our Grand Prize: A ground blind/chair combo from Browning/ALPS OutdoorZ and two premium Burris hunting optics with a total value of $1,278!

BBA Week 1 Buck“I harvested this Kansas buck with help from HuntStand on Saturday, Sept. 3rd using a Savage .308,” Crochier wrote. “I saw this deer on trail camera the night before the hunt, and used the HuntStand Measure Tool to see how far my shot was going to be across the field, where I was going to be hunting from my Rhino ground blind.

BBA Week 1 Buck Frontal“This hunt took place on private property in Kansas, about 125 acres. The weather was beautiful, it was sunny all day and had a northwest wind. HuntStand was quite accurate with the forecast of wind direction for the evening, and it was also accurate on the distance in relation to my actual shot. I also used HuntStand to check the sunset time; it was just past sunset when I got to take the shot on this Kansas velvet buck. This is my third year deer hunting.”

BBA Week1 profile


Who Can Enter?

Who is eligible to enter the Big Buck ALERT contest? Anyone who bags a buck this fall with help from the feature-packed HuntStand app.

How to Enter

To enter the HuntStand 2022 Big Buck ALERT contest, simply send us a few clear, high-res. digital photos (three to five) of your 2022 buck bagged after Aug. 1 (Entries accepted NOW THROUGH NOV. 23). Be sure to include the following:

A. A brief story of your hunt that explains how the HuntStand app played a part.

B. Be sure to tell us if your buck was known to you or a newcomer, then describe the area where your stand sits, or where the encounter took place.

C. Include the fateful day’s wind and weather conditions, and how the exciting action unfolded.

D. Also include your full name, age, successful hunt date and state, weapon used, and your mailing address. Your e-mail subject line should read: Big Buck Alert! Send your photo(s) and requested info to: [email protected]

BBA Week 1 Dusk

10 Weekly Winners!

ALPS Trail Blazer Pack

Team HuntStand will choose 10 weekly winners that we will share with the extensive HuntStand community beginning Sept. 23; EACH weekly winner will receive the versatile Trail Blazer hunt pack (valued at $119.99) from ALPS OutdoorZ (see above). The Trail Blazer offers 2,500 cubic inches of space and is loaded with features. Included are an expandable pocket that can securely hold your compound bow or gun, a hydration pocket and port, and multiple gear pockets. In addition, it offers a large main compartment, mesh pockets and a handy front lashing system. You’ll also find a blaze orange rain cover.

Our Largest-Ever Grand Prize Package!

Browning Eclipse Blind & Huntsman Chair
At the end of the 10 weeks, all weekly winners enter a drawing for a chance at an incredible Grand Prize Package with a total value of $1,278. The package includes the Browning Eclipse Blind ($299.99) and Huntsman Chair ($199.99) (see image above). In addition, it includes TWO premium hunting optics from Burris: A Burris Signature HD 10×42 binocular valued at $539, and a Burris Fullfield IV 2.5‑10×42 riflescope valued at $239 (see images below).
Burris Signature HD 10x42Good luck out there this fall from all of us here at Team HuntStand! And be sure let us know when (and how) you score while using HuntStand, when you enter the 2022 Big Buck ALERT Contest!

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