Congratulations, Emma Arblaster! You are the winner of Outdoor Life’s 2013 Battle of the Bucks contest. You will be receiving a Cabela’s gift card and a Weaver range finder–plus eternal bragging rights.
Each year, we round up photos of the country’s biggest bucks and most thrilling hunting stories for the Battle of the Bucks contest. We selected 32 finalists and divided them into four regions. Then we had them face off in a March Madness-style bracket and asked readers to choose the winner of each matchup. Emma’s Pigtails Buck made it through four grueling rounds to be crowned this year’s winner.
See who won the editors’ choice for Deer of the Year in our August issue.