These Illinois Bucks Aren’t Photo Shy [Big Buck HIT LIST]

A few trail cameras. Lots of growing Illinois bucks. It appears our Week Three winner will have several multi-tined targets from which to choose come hunting season.

by Mark Melotik

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A few trail cameras. Lots of growing Illinois bucks. It appears our Week Three winner will have several multi-tined targets from which to choose come hunting season.


Depending exactly where your hunting land is located and how it’s configured, capturing summertime bucks on trail cams with any kind of consistency can be kind of a crap shoot. But Jim Williams, 67, of Washington, IL, seems to have it figured out. With time stamps that started in late June and continued through early July, Williams has sent us multiple images of healthy growing bucks that include both solo shots and bachelor groups. For cataloging an impressive group of Land Of Lincoln bucks with plenty of potential, Williams is the Week Three winner of our Big Buck HIT LIST contest and so is eligible for our prize drawing: A sweet Burris 10×42 Droptine binocular. Send in your trail cam image entries NOW to get your name in the drawing!

MOULTRIE DIGITAL GAME CAMERATo enter the HuntStand 2018 Big Buck HIT LIST Contest, simply send us a few clear, digital trail cam photos (two to four) of a buck (or bucks) TAKEN IN THE SUMMER OF 2018 (Day or night images, photos accepted NOW THROUGH SEPT. 6). Be sure to include the date and state the images were taken, and a few sentences detailing the type of terrain/area where the image(s) were captured (i.e. funnel leading to soybean field, favorite stand site near creekbed, etc.) and some info on the buck(s) pictured. Do you have any history with the buck? Is the buck a likely newcomer to your area? Is it somehow unusual or unique for the area? What weapons/seasons will you use to hunt the pictured buck(s)?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] BurrisDroptine 900Team Huntstand will choose 10 weekly winners that we began showcasing July 6. At the end of the 10 weeks, all weekly winners will be placed in a drawing to receive a Burris Droptine 10×42 Binocular (MSRP $299; see image above).

MOULTRIE DIGITAL GAME CAMERABurris, which has recently introduced the exciting new-for-2018 Oracle rangefinding bowsight that all bowhunters need to see, built the Team HuntStand-approved Droptine binocular line to deliver hunter-friendly ruggedness.

MOULTRIE DIGITAL GAME CAMERAYou’ll also find the 10×42 Droptine comfortable and lightweight enough for extended glassing, with an easy-grip exterior that makes for a rock-solid hold, even in the wettest conditions, and even with gloves. ENTER THE SCOUTLOOK BIG BUCK HIT LIST CONTEST TODAY! Don’t miss this opportunity to snare some sweet hunting glass!



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