Zac Hammond Is Our 2019 Big Buck ALERT Grand Prize Winner

First he bagged his eye-popping target buck after a three-year quest. Then he became our Week One winner. Could it get even better?

by Mark Melotik

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First he bagged his eye-popping target buck after a three-year quest. Then he became our Week One winner. Could it get even better?

William “Zac” Hammond of Kentucky is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 HuntStand Big Buck ALERT contest that earns him an ALPS OutdoorZ Contender X pack (valued at $199.99; image below). As you might recall, Hammond became our Week One winner for sending in several photos of a gorgeous KY drop-tine buck (see above and below) that he bagged after a three-year quest with some regular help from the HuntStand app. Following our 10-week contest, Hammond’s good fortune continued. He was lucky enough to nab our Grand Prize after having his name selected in a drawing of all 10 weekly winners.

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“On September 14, I was able to put my tag on the one buck that I had set my sights on this year,” Hammond wrote back in September. “The story is a long one (a 3-year quest); I first began getting trail camera photos of this buck in 2017.

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“During the spring of this year, I scouted hard and tried to put together the pieces that I had learned about him during 2017 and 2018. I used my HuntStand app to save buck beds, funnels, and potential travel routes. I began getting trail camera photos of him throughout the summer. I studied the direction of his travel and time of day, and then used my HuntStand app to factor-in weather conditions and known bedding areas/travel routes that I had logged in the spring.

“I am still in awe that I was able to put my tag on him [Sept. 14]. I believe he is at least 5.5 years old. His inside spread is 20.75 inches, he has 12 scoreable points, and he sports an 8-inch drop tine. I have been using the HuntStand app for about 4 years now while scouting and hunting this buck. I even used it to determine the location and size of my food plot where the buck was killed. It is a great tool and I enjoy using it! Thanks for the great app!”

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As previously reported, all 10 weekly winners of the HuntStand Big Buck Alert contest will receive BOTH the Bino Harness X (valued at $49.99) AND Vital X rangefinder pocket (valued at $19.99) from ALPS OutdoorZ (see above).

Team HuntStand would like to thank all who submitted entries for this exciting contest; we couldn’t offer this timely, engaging content without your cooperation. And if you missed our contest entry deadline, know that we always appreciate hearing new HuntStand app success stories. Anyone who would like to share their 2019 hunt stories and photos with the extensive HuntStand community is urged to email HuntStand Media Executive Editor Mark Melotik @ [email protected]



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