NY Drop-Tine Buck is Sweet Surprise [Big Buck ALERT]

Not everyone's first bow buck is a heavy-beamed drop-tine giant, a sweet surprise for New York's Kimberly Erb.

by HuntStand


Make no mistake, New York’s Kimberly Erb is on the fast track to bowhunting success. Is she ever. Erb, 40, of Cohocton, was in her third year of bowhunting this past October when she bagged her first buck. And what a buck it is. For sending in a HuntStand success story and photos of an incredible NY drop-tine buck, Erb is the Week Seven winner of the HuntStand 2022 Big Buck ALERT contest. The win scores Erb a sweet hunt pack from ALPS OutdoorZ: the versatile Trail Blazer (see below). The weekly win also makes Erb 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!

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NY Drop-Tine Body

“On this hunt I was actually targeting two other deer, two 10-point bucks, when this buck suddenly showed up with them Oct. 16, as a newcomer,” Erb wrote. “I was hunting a private 12-acre parcel in New York and had never seen, nor captured this buck on trail camera.”

Drop-Tine Buck Right Angle

“My stand is in a pine tree on a 20-acre scrub field with a low depression, which deer like to travel through. On the fateful day I had an 8 mph southwest wind; it was around 47 degrees, with clear skies. I watched all three bucks come out of the hedge row across the field, about 136 yards away, and head straight at me.

Drop-Tine Buck solo

“All three bucks stopped about half way to my stand, and started fighting and sparring. They kept making their way to me until I shot the largest buck, a 17 pointer with two drop tines. The shot was 10 yards. This is my first archery buck after starting three years ago; this was the seventh day I hunted in 2022. HuntStand was used to locate the bedding area these bucks were using, and their feeding areas. I also used the HuntStand app to help place my stand. The goal was to intercept the local deer as they traveled between bedding and feeding areas. They were feeding primarily in nearby corn fields.”

Drop-Tine buck final


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]

10 Weekly Winners!

ALPS Trail Blazer Pack

Team HuntStand will choose 10 weekly winners that we began sharing with the extensive HuntStand community 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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