Western Kentucky Buck-Funneling Beanfield [Big Buck HIT LIST]

A deer-attracting combination of creekbottom and ag fields. Add a well-placed trail camera and you have the recipe for our Week 9 winner.

by Mark Melotik

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A deer-attracting combination of creekbottom and ag fields. Add a well-placed trail camera and you have the recipe for our Week 9 winner.

Let them go and watch them grow. It’s been a successful strategy for deer hunters across the nation, and for the latest example we head to western Kentucky. For submitting photos of a couple fine Bluegrass State bucks, Tim Ray is the Week 9 winner of our Big Buck HIT LIST contest. The weekly win scores Ray 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.Kentucky2 900

“The Wildgame Innovations trail camera used to capture these bucks is set up near a tractor path, located along a treeline between two ag fields,” Ray wrote. “There’s a soybean field in front of the camera, corn on the backside. This area is mostly creek/bottomland terrain.”

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“I will try using a ground blind a couple of times during archery season, along with my Bear Archery compound,” Ray continued. “I’ll be using a 16-foot treestand during muzzleloader season with a CVA Wolf, and Glenfield 30-30 rifle during modern gun season. I usually score on a buck similar in size to these deer, each year. Letting the smaller bucks walk has been a very productive strategy for my area.”

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 THROUGH SEPT. 7)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 ONE 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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