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ScoutLook Success Stories: New Jersey Buck Falls To Well-Laid ScentCone Trap


When game cams prove a hot stand site is being visited by several bucks, a familiar combo wins the day: The HuntStand app and some serious patience.

by Mark Melotik

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When game cams prove a hot stand site is being visited by several bucks, a familiar combo wins the day: The HuntStand app and some serious patience.

OsuchBuck2 900Last fall New Jersey’s Mike Osuch found himself in a situation many of you will experience in the coming months. Game cams revealed that one particular stand site on the family farm was seeing some serious buck activity. In fact, it seemed that bucks were showing up at the set more or less regularly, and here’s where many hunters can slip up. Rather than waiting for favorable conditions, many will rush to sit the stand at the first opportunity—usually a very costly mistake if incoming bucks catch your scent.

Because Mike Osuch took time to monitor his HuntStand app, his hunt plan paid off handsomely, and Osuch was able to log yet another entry into the long list of HuntStand Success Stories. Here’s how it all went down last fall.

“I got the beautiful buck pictured above on October 1, 2016 in my home state of New Jersey,” Osuch said. “I have been hunting the family farm forever, and wind direction definitely plays a big part in which stand to hunt on any given day.

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“I knew that this guy, plus a few more good bucks, were coming in to this certain spot almost every day, but I knew I had to wait until the wind was just right. When I checked my HuntStand app I knew conditions would be right for October 1, and boom… just like clockwork this buck came walking in, and from the photos, you can see that the rest is history!

P00-000-256-256-256-0f3h-0367-c10-l055-02-0360-1080-0359-1079-000-LB00-0“The HuntStand app ScentCone feature is the best thing going for us hunters,” Osuch said. “With HuntStand, knowing when to hunt your stand, or when it’s best to stay home, is just a few seconds away.

P00-185-335-256-428-0fdh-0551-c11-l040-02-0360-1080-0359-1079-000-LB00-0“There were plenty of days that I stayed out of this particular stand site because the wind was just not right,” Osuch continued. “The first day that the HuntStand app showed conditions were ideal, I made the call to my workplace.

OsuchBuck1 900“The phone call was pretty simple: ‘Guys, I won’t be in today, something has come up.’ Well, then I got in the stand and boooomm…I had a big buck down! Thank you HuntStand!”

Congrats Mike on one awesome hunt, and a beauty of a New Jersey whitetail. Your story not only shows the effectiveness of the HuntStand app, but also the benefits of showing patience and hunting smart. Well done!

Tundra-Series-Set 900For sharing his HuntStand app success story, Osuch will receive a pair of Arctic Ice cooler packs: One Tundra Series X-Large cooler pack (complete Tundra Series set shown above) and one Chillin’ Brew X-Large cooler pack, a $60 total value.

VIDEO: Arctic Ice Improves Your Cooler’s Performance

Arctic Ice reusable cooler packs are tailor-made for sportsmen, both hunters and fishermen, who want to keep fish, game meat and food/provisions cold or frozen longer, while avoiding the hassle and expense of dry and standard ice. Arctic Ice Chillin’ Brew cooler packs (available in four sizes, Small to X-Large) have been shown to keep coolers under 32°F for days, and can also be used with ice to keep ice frozen up to 50 percent longer than an equal weight of ice would last alone. Tundra Series cooler packs have been shown to maintain frozen temperatures
 in coolers for days;  they’re great for keeping frozen food or frozen game in perfect shape without the need for freezers or dry ice.

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