In what appears to be a banner year for local mature bucks, this deer’s regular daytime movement stands out.

By most anyone’s measure, Jim Gettinger, 68, of Kansas, is one fortunate deer hunter. Not only does the Overland Park resident have knowledge of “several” trophy-class bucks running around his state hunting area, but his photos of one particular tall, massive buck (that is nicely prone to daytime movement) has earned him the title of Week 3 winner of our 2021 Big Buck HIT LIST contest. The weekly win scores Gettinger a Wildlife Research Center scent and scent-elimination prize package valued at $50, and also makes him eligible for our drawing to win a Wildlife Research Center prize package valued at more than $180. Enter Today!

“Before I get to the photos I wanted to let you know I really enjoy the HuntStand app, and the e-newsletter you send out,” Gettinger wrote. “There are several nice bucks running around the area this year, however, this one seems to take the best photos, as he appears regularly during daylight hours.Week3 One 900“These photos were taken 6/28/21 and 7/4/21 in southeastern Kansas; the area is mostly flat and a combination of small fields and woods, with a creek running through it. In the background of the photo you can see an old wooden ladder stand, with a seat leaning up against the tree. The field behind the stand is a Whitetail Institute clover field we call the Turkey Field, as it is usually full of turkeys eating and strutting in the spring.Week3 Three 900“I don’t recognize this buck from last year, but that doesn’t mean he is new to the area. We had a fairly mild winter and a wet spring. That, along with a good acorn crop in 2020, has left the deer herd in pretty good shape, and the antler growth this year appears to be both earlier and better than normal.

“Kansas firearms season occurs after the rut, so if you want to see the big bucks you need to hunt them with a bow, which would be the plan this year, but if unsuccessful, I will also hunt during the firearms season.”

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] BB Hitlist Weeks 4-5 Prize 900We’ll be choosing 10 weekly winners, which means we’re looking for seven more winners! Our Week 4 winner will receive the prize package shown above from scent and scent-elimination specialist Wildlife Research Center (valued at $67). But hold on, there’s more. WRCgrandprize 900At 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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