Choosing Your Target Buck: Mass vs. Width - Which Would You Pick?

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    @Barry Personally, the choice between Buck Number 1 and Buck Number 2 ultimately depends on your personal preference and hunting goals. Both bucks sound like impressive animals, with Buck Number 1 having mass and a heavy rack, while Buck Number 2 has a wider spread. Some hunters prioritize mass as it indicates a mature buck with good genetics, while others prefer wider spreads for aesthetic reasons.

    If I had to choose between the two, I would consider factors such as age, behavior, and overall trophy potential. It's important to assess the deer's body size, antler development, and any unique characteristics that make them stand out. Ultimately, the decision would be based on what you value most in a trophy and what aligns with your hunting goals.

    Remember, hunting is a personal experience, and there's no right or wrong answer. Good luck with your upcoming season opener, and I hope you have a successful hunt! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Ryan's avatar

    What about #3😁 in the second pic! both nice deer, I’m with ya whomever arrives first.

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  • Don's avatar

    I would say wich ever one gets you excited when it shows up my friend.

  • Barry's avatar

    @Don They all get me excited. Not to shoot…just the encounter.

  • John's avatar

    Which ever walks by first!

  • Jacob's avatar

    Either one! They both are e nice bucks!

  • Jax's avatar

    Number 1

  • Corydon's avatar

    Number one I like bucks with lots of mass

  • B's avatar

    1...or 2...

  • Adam's avatar

    The one that gave me a clear shot. Both will make a good memory.

  • Larry's avatar

    The one that gives itself up to you. I would be happy to see either one. Good luck!

  • Barry's avatar

    UPDATE: Mr. Mass showed up on opening day and is now a member of my Go Wild Trophy collection. An absolutely beautiful deer. Can’t wait to see what the other guys looks like next year.

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