One of the magical aspects of running trail cameras in your chosen hunt area is that you get to see year-over-year growth and development of local bucks, and Ontario’s Tim Klyn, 18, knows that feeling well. For sending in a series of trail cam photos that include what Klyn believes to be a whopper mature buck he’s been watching grow for the past four years, Klyn is the Week 5 winner of our 2021 Big Buck HIT LIST contest. The weekly win scores Klyn a Wildlife Research Center scent and scent-elimination prize package valued at $67, and also makes him eligible for our drawing to win a Wildlife Research Center prize package valued at more than $180. Enter Today! “This is a 5-year-old buck that I have watched grow from a two-year-old 8-point, to now,” Klyn wrote. “I have his matched set of sheds from when he was 3, as a 10 point. At age 4 he was a clean 150-class 10 point, and I found his right-side shed. Now he appears to be a 7-by-5 giant. I am hoping to meet up with my mature quarry with my Excalibur crossbow, come October.” “These images were taken on the second of August. Unfortunately, the a.m. and p.m. are mixed up, so the photos were actually taken in the morning. These deer are visiting a mineral lick that I have established at that location. “This area is in a strip of immature timber, with under-growing goldenrod, along a river. My food plot is 100 yards to the south, in a clearing. It is a sort of travel corridor between bedding areas, and trails branch off this area toward nearby ag fields. “The interesting thing is, I am quite sure that the younger deer pictured with the larger buck (and alone in one photo) is his son. Comparing both deer’s photos side to side as two-year-olds, the antler characteristics are extremely similar. Hopefully, he follows his dad’s antler growth in the future.”
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 FIVE more winners! Our Week 6 winner will receive the prize package shown above from scent and scent-elimination specialist Wildlife Research Center (valued at $83). But hold on, there’s more.At 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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