Kentucky 10-Point In Velvet Follows Script [Big Buck ALERT]

Early September. Velvet bucks are in play. When a Kentucky bowhunter taps into the power of HuntStand, good things happen.

by Mark Melotik

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Early September. Velvet bucks are in play. When a Kentucky bowhunter taps into the power of HuntStand, good things happen.

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When it comes to effective whitetailing, a man with a solid plan can be deadly indeed. Especially, of course, if the hunter in question is tapping into the power of the HuntStand app. Kentucky’s Dale Sellers knows that feeling well, riding it all the way to a beautiful velvet-covered 10-point Bluegrass State buck, arrowed the first week of September. For closing the deal on his well-laid plan, Sellers is the Week One winner of the HuntStand Big Buck ALERT contest.

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“I was hunting a bean field, which four different bucks were using almost every evening,” Sellers said. “I used the HuntStand Hunting app to get the wind direction so I would not get busted by the deer hiking in to my stand, and during the hunt. I had photos of this particular buck on my trail camera a week before the season opened.

SellersBuck3 900“On September 3rd, my first time out for an evening hunt, the wind was right and I set up along the edge of the bean field. An hour and a half later four bucks walked into the field, and 20 minutes later I shot this 10-pointer at 22 yards with my bow. He ran 70 yards and that was it. During this hunt the wind was light out of the south-southwest, and the temperature was around 75 degrees. HuntStand Hunting is a GREAT app, I love it! Thanks HuntStand!”

Congratulations, Dale, on an awesome velvet buck. Thanks to all who have submitted photos and stories to date; successful hunters: Keep them coming!

Bino-Harness-X1 900For his Week One win, Sellers will be sent a Team HuntStand-approved Bino Harness X from ALPS OutdoorZ , a $49.99 value. One of the first product extensions to the popular and successful Extreme line from ALPS OutdoorZ, the Bino Harness X (shown above and below) is the ideal companion for your hunting optics. Designed to keep the pocket close to your chest and reduce the amount of movement you’ll feel in your optics, the Bino Harness X is constructed using extra-tough 1680D ballistic nylon fabric, with an easy-to-use one-handed opening mechanism for quick access. A handy lens cloth is included.

bino-harness2 900The front U-shape design of the nicely compact Bino Harness X (6.5×5.5×2.25 inches) allows for easier access to binoculars, with an adjustable closure that accommodates a wide variety of models. More smart details include a padded back panel for added comfort, an adjustable attaching harness to fit all body sizes, two handy lashing points for extra accessories, and a convenient side pocket for storing (and instant access to) your wind indicator. Total weight is 11 ounces.

To enter the HuntStand 2017 Big Buck ALERT contest, simply send us a few clear, high-res. digital photos (two to four) of your 2017 buck, along with a brief story of your hunt that explains how the HuntStand app played a part. 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, as well as the fateful day’s wind and weather conditions, and of course, the blow-by-blow account of the exciting action as it unfolded. Include your full name, age, successful hunt date and state, weapon used, 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]



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