You need a new pair of high-quality binoculars, don’t you? Okay then, all you have to do take a close look at this fine buck taken Scott Bestul’s dad (his first bow buck, at age 78) and guess it’s gross B&C score. Then add it to your guesses for the first three bucks (see below), and post your grand total in the comment section below. Remember, fractionals count.


Whoever’s grand total is closest to that of the four bucks’ actual gross scores (which I will post next Friday) wins the Cabela’s Alaskan Guide binoculars–in your choice of 8×42 or 10×42–a prize worth about $500. If there’s a tie, I will post another buck for the finalists to guess at.

Remember the theme this time: You’d proven yourselves at guessing the scores of P&Y- and B&C-class bucks in previous contests. This time, we want to see how you do on smaller deer. So to be clear, the four bucks you should include in your grand-total guess are the one pictured above and the three linked here:

Buck #1

Buck #2

Buck #3

Only your first guess counts. If you win and we find out that you are a friend or family member of one of the hunters shown, or if you are affiliated with Cabela’s, then we are going to have to send Gun Nut Phil Bourjaily–who’s bicep is shown here, in case your haven’t seen it–to your house to rough you up and take the binoculars back. Okay, great. Go for it–and good luck.