Each year, we round up photos of the country’s biggest bucks and most thrilling hunting stories for the Outdoor Life Deer of the Year contest. Now, we’re calling on you to help us pick America’s best buck. We’ve selected the 24 finalists and divided them by region. Twice a week we’ll run a March Madness-style bracket asking you to select the winner of each matchup. Today we feature the 8 best deer from the West region. The overall winner will be awarded a Cabela’s gift card and a Weaver range finder in addition to eternal bragging rights. So click through the match-ups (we’ll feature new round every Wednesday and Friday) and help us find a winner of Outdoor Life’s Battle of the Bucks 2013! Select your favorite buck from each match-up and then hit the submit button at the bottom to enter your votes.
Last week’s winners from the Northeast region**
35-Year Buck (4%) vs. Pigtails Buck (96%)
Thanksgiving Buck (38%) vs Stand Land Monster (62%)
First Bow Buck (56%) vs Hooker Buck (44%)
Coot Hill Buck (33%) vs The Walk-Out Buck (67%)

Today’s Matchups…


**Late-Birthday Buck vs The 300-Pound Muley **


**AZ 193 vs The Comeback Buck **


**The 32 Incher vs Public Land Bruiser **


**First-Shot Buck vs Washington Whitetail **