Whitetail Hunting photo

Okay people, here we go again. The fine folks at Cabela’s have generously offered to award the winner of this latest buck-scoring contest a pair of brand-new, phase-coated, roof-prism, waterproof, fogproof, shockproof Alaskan Guide Full-Size Binoculars in your choice of 8×42 or 10×42, which retail for roughly $500 and look like this (click here for more specs).

Whitetail Hunting photo


I know. It’s a great prize. And it too can be yours. All you have to do is score some more bucks. As with the last contest, I will post a picture of a buck each Friday, for one month. You will guess the gross B&C score of each and keep track of your guesses. Again, fractionals will count. On the last Friday, I’ll ask you for your grand total. Whoever is closest wins the binoculars. If there’s a tie, we will have a tiebreaker buck.

Now, I am (as I’m sure many of you are) unabashedly obsessed with antlers. It’s a sickness, I know, but there you have it. I can’t have you thinking, however, that I’m obsessed exclusively with trophy antlers. That, of course, would be immoral.

So this time around, instead of having you guess at P&Y- and B&C-class bucks, let’s see how you do with some smaller racks. And let’s not hear any nonsense about how the shooters should have passed on the “little” bucks pictured. That was up to them, or in the case of the buck above, up to me. I was thrilled to kill this 2-year-old 8-pointer for my first bow buck. And it is the first buck in our contest. (I should point out that none of the bucks I’ll be picturing have official B&C scores. So we hunters will be scoring them ourselves, and you’ll just have to trust us.)
Okay, go for it. What does this buck gross?