We all know curiosity killed the cat, but what about a trophy Arkansas buck? That’s the question rolling around the mind of Tennesee’s Brandon True, 34, of Bartlett. For sending in images of a trophy buck he’s been keeping tabs on for a couple years on his Arkansas waterfowl lease, after investigating some outsized deer tracks, True is the Week 9 winner of our 2021 Big Buck HIT LIST contest. The weekly win scores True a Wildlife Research Center scent and scent-elimination prize package valued at $88, and also makes him eligible for our drawing to win a Wildlife Research Center prize package valued at more than $180. Enter Today!“Growing up an avid waterfowl hunter, I never really cared about deer hunting as I never got the opportunity to go,” True wrote. “But the older I got and the more connections I made, my opportunities to pursue whitetails grew. And the more I got into it, the more I loved it.
“I got the opportunity to join a lease in Lee county, Arkansas, with my uncle for the 2019-20 season,” True continued. “The land holds mostly all bean and rice fields, with a few small parcels of hardwood, and it was leased for waterfowl. But after seeing countless large deer tracks along the field edges and levees, I decided to hang one trail camera, and I set up a cheap feeder in October of 2020.“Four days after hanging my camera I got the first photo of this deer in October 2020 (shown above). I told myself he needed at least another year, and did not pursue him during the 2020-21 season. Now running multiple cameras and a large hassle-free gravity feeder, I get pics of this deer and two other large bucks regularly.
“This feeder sits on a levee separating a 250-acre bean field and 50 acres of hardwoods. As the photos show, year-round access to high protein food, and another year of age, has done him well. He’s a main-frame 10 point with tall brows and a couple kickers. I’m gonna hunt him hard come bow season, and hopefully get it done.”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 ONE more winner! Our Week 10 winner will receive the prize package shown above from scent and scent-elimination specialist Wildlife Research Center (valued at $88). 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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