‘Special’ VA Bucks Part of Bumper Crop [Big Buck HIT LIST]

When a recently purchased chunk of hunting land is found to hold some unusually large bucks, our Week 6 winner is crowned.

by HuntStand


Many of us don’t have to be told that capturing an outsized whitetailed buck on camera over the summer months is no easy task. But this summer the stars have aligned for Virginia’s Kerry Hershey. For sending in photos of not one, but a couple outsized VA bucks hanging out on his recently purchased hunting parcel, Hershey is the Week Six winner of our 2022 Big Buck HIT LIST contest.

The weekly win scores Hershey a Wildlife Research Center scent prize package valued at $44.99. It also makes him eligible for our drawing to win a Grand Prize Package valued at more than $630. The Grand Prize includes a wide variety of Wildlife Research Center products and two proven hunting optics from Burris.

Enter Today!

Week 2 Buck Close

“I bought 42 acres three years ago basically for hunting turkeys and deer,” Hershey wrote. “This land is surrounded by about 600 acres of low-pressure hunting. We have been seeing several good deer on trail cams, but this year we have a couple special bucks.

Week 6 buck Head On“We’ll be hunting during bow, muzzleloader, and rifle season here in Virginia,” Hershey continued. “The photos were taken from two of our favorite stands. One is in the only food plot on our property, and the other is on a beech knoll.
Week 6 Buck At Night“It’s been fun watching the growth spurts of these bucks as the summer progresses. I have two other nice bucks at another camera, but the time stamp has an error on it and it reverted back to the factory settings, making the photos unusable. Thanks for letting me share my target bucks.”
Week6 Buck Sunlight


To Enter The 2022 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 2022 (Day or night images, photos accepted NOW THROUGH SEPT. 7). 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.). Be as descriptive as possible.

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

Big Buck HIT LIST weekly prize

Great Gear You Can Win

We’ll choose 10 weekly winners that we began showcasing July 8th; we’re still looking for four more weekly winners! Each weekly winner will receive a Ultimate Double Scrape-Dripper Kit from scent specialist Wildlife Research Center, valued at $44.99 (see image above). This serious combo includes two of the best Scrape-Drippers and two bottles of the best scrape scent you can use at a mock scrape location. The Magnum Scrape-Dripper drips daytime only and can operate for up to three weeks on 4 fluid ounces of scent. Golden Scrape with break-through Scent Reflex Technology is a perfect blend of Golden Estrus and intruding buck scents. In addition, it combines  subtle tones of freshly scraped earth and Territorial Musk.

WRC Hit List Grand Prize


At the end of the 10 weeks, all weekly winners enter a drawing for a chance at an incredible Grand Prize Combo Package with a value of $630. The package includes a variety of Wildlife Research Center scent and scent-eliminating products (see image above) valued at more than $181, as well as TWO great hunting optics from Burris: A Burris Droptine 8×42 binocular valued at $300, and a Burris Droptine 3-9×40 riflescope valued at $150 (see images below).

Burris Droptine 8x42 binocular

Don’t miss this opportunity to get outfitted with some of the best scent products available, and some of the most versatile hunting optics on the market. Proven gear that will help you get the drop on your favorite HIT LIST buck. Enter Today!

Burris Droptine 3-9x40 riflescope



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