Battle of the Bucks Contest: The Elite 8

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 started off with 24 finalists, and we're now down to eight. The overall winner will be awarded a Cabela's gift card and a Weaver range finder in addition to eternal bragging rights. Select your favorite buck from each match-up and then hit the submit button at the bottom to enter your votes.

Today's Matchups:

**Slash vs 3-Beams Buck **

  • Slash (left)
  • 3-Beams Buck (right)

**Lone Star Monster vs Swamp King **

  • Lone Star Monster (left)
  • Swamp King (right)

**Pigtails Buck vs Walk-Out Buck **

  • Pigtails Buck (left)
  • Walk-Out Buck (right)

**AZ 193 vs Washington Whitetail **

  • AZ 193 (left)
  • Washington Whitetail (right)

Here's a quick look at the standings:
Last week's winners from the Northeast and West region
Pigtails (97%) vs. State Land Monster (2%)
First Bow Buck (3%) vs. Walk-Out Buck (96%)
300-Pound Muley (33%) vs. AZ 193 (66%)
Public Land Bruiser (29%) vs. Washinton Whitetail (70%)