West Virginia Ridgetop Giant [Big Buck HIT LIST]

Here's another great example of a familiar buck adding serious inches, and emerging one year later as a jaw-dropping trophy.

by Mark Melotik

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Here’s another great example of a familiar buck adding serious inches, and emerging one year later as a jaw-dropping trophy.

Here’s another great-looking buck that follows a notable trend this year: Known deer that our readers are watching grow up year over year, to become true trophy-class standouts. If that doesn’t get you pumped-up to add a few trail cameras to your hunting arsenal, it should. And in the case of West Virginia’s Michael Hawk, the situation is even sweeter because the buck in question is so unusually large for his hunt area. For sending in photos of a true WV stud, Hawk is is the Week 8 winner of our Big Buck HIT LIST contest. The weekly win scores Hawk a $50 gift certificate redeemable for any BigFoot Cellular Game Camera or accessories (see below), and also makes him eligible for our September drawing to win a BigFoot Cellular Game Camera.

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“I first picked up this deer on a trail cam last year during the late season, and thankfully he’s stuck around,” Hawk wrote. “These photos were taken on a ridgetop at the edge of a big cut hayfield, surrounded by hardwood timber. I think what makes this buck unique is that I live in West Virginia! (LOL). Bucks of this caliber, in and around my hunting area, are few and far between.

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“Hopefully I can take him with a bow; he would be my biggest bow kill, and my biggest buck overall, to date. I’d rather hunt with a bow than any other method.”

To enter the 2019 Big Buck HIT LIST Contest, simply send us a few clear, high-res. digital trail cam photos (two to five) of a buck (or bucks) TAKEN IN THE SUMMER OF 2019 (Day or night images, photos accepted NOW THROUGH SEPT. 6)Be sure to include the date and state where 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 wooded 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 the deer 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]ScoutLookGiftCard 900We’re choosing 10 weekly winners (we’re looking for two more!) that we began showcasing July 6. Each weekly winner will receive a $50 gift certificate redeemable for any BigFoot Cellular Game Camera or accessories. But hang on, there’s more.BigFoot camo 900At the end of the 10 weeks, all weekly winners will be placed in a drawing to receive a BigFoot Cellular Game Camera (MSRP $199.95; see image above). Don’t miss this opportunity to snare some sweet cellular game cam technology…enter today!



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