February 27, 2009
BuckTracker: End of Mulie Week!
By Scott Bestul
I mentioned that the 30” spread is an understood benchmark for a lot of mulie fanatics. While that is certainly some serious width, we all have our personal tastes when discussing our dream antlers. I’m partial to great mass and long tines. To me, mass means age, and tall points mean….well, I have no idea, but I know I like them.
The buck above is probably as close to my dream mulie as it can get. The tines are towering. The beams are beefy. There’s even a little funky junk in there. I don’t know if this buck would merit the mythical 30-inch-spread mark...but if I ever spotted a buck like this in a hunting situation, I would speak in strange tongues and drool all over myself. Then I would pray for the chance to shoot it. You can always break out the tape measure later.