A favorite stand site on an isolated food plot. A promising buck working a fake scrape. When they come together in late June, our Week One HIT LIST winner is crowned. Enter Today!


Has a known buck returned to his old stomping grounds from last fall? That’s a question rolling around the mind of Minnesota’s Mike Vogel, 63, a dedicated bowhunter who, by the looks of it, can’t hardly wait for his state’s archery opener. For sending in a photo of what could very well turn out to be his target buck this fall (and a couple glimpses of what he might have looked like last fall), Vogel is the Week One winner of our 2021 Big Buck HIT LIST contest. The weekly win scores Vogel a Wildlife Research Center scent and scent-elimination prize package valued at $62, and also makes him eligible for our drawing to win a Wildlife Research Center prize package valued at more than $180. Enter Today!

“The photo of the buck pictured above was captured on June 21, 2021, in Chisago County, MN,” Vogel wrote. “The site is a 1.5-acre clover field, and the buck is at a fake scrape that is 25 yards from my Redneck blind.”

“I’m exclusively a bowhunter, and am looking forward to MN’s September 18th archery opener,” Vogel continued. “I’m not sure yet which buck this is; I’m hoping it’s a tall-tined 10-point that was hanging around last season.”WeekOne2B 900“The photos above (taken late November, 2020) and below (taken Jan. 3, 2021) are of the 10-point in question; I passed this buck up last year at 25 yards, hoping he would put on more size this year. WeekOne3 900Both images of the tall 10-point (he’s at left in the image above, with a buck we call “Stickers”) were captured after the MN gun season, so I’m hopeful this buck is still around.WeekOne5 900“Here’s another shot of “Stickers;” this one was taken Dec. 17, 2020, and so he should also be around this year, but I have no definitive photos of him yet this summer.”

To enter the 2021 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 2021 (Day or night images, photos accepted NOW THROUGH SEPT. 4). 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.).

C. Some info on the pictured buck(s). Do you have any history with the buck? Is the buck a likely 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] 

We’ll be choosing 10 weekly winners, which means we’re looking for nine more winners! Each weekly winner will receive one of several different prize packages from scent and scent-elimination specialist Wildlife Research Center (valued at  $50-$75). But hold on, there’s more. WRCgrandprize 900At the end of the 10 weeks, all weekly winners will be placed in a drawing to receive a Grand Prize Package of Wildlife Research Center products (see image above) valued at more than $181. Included is a Scent Killer Gold 24/24 Combo, Field Wipes, Scent Killer Body Wash, Shampoo, and Antiperspirant/Deodorant, as well as Laundry Detergent, Dryer Sheets, a Magnum Dripper with Golden Scrape, Key Wicks and a variety of Special Golden Estrus Scents.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get outfitted with the some of the best scent and scent-eliminating products available, gear that will help you get the drop on your favorite Hit List buck. Enter Today!



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