Funky Buck or Solid Buck

Heyjbales

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I drew a tag close to home this year, so I been taking stock of the antelope inventory. I've run into a ton of funky bucks and I just love 'em. I doubt I've seen a goat that goes 80" but I figure probably 1 in 10 meets low to mid 70's.

These three funky bucks attached are Curly (I bet you can guess), Mr. G (tilted forward and wide), and Twiggy (horns stands straight up). I figure I'd happily put a stalk on any of them with my bow just cause they're so funky.

That got me curious... would you go with a funky buck? Or like a low to mid 70's class buck if it were you out on the prairie?
 

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With a rifle i like funk or width (bow any buck after stalk), know they dont score but just a personal preference. Couple more weeks before i start my inventory for my tag, aug 15th coming fast!
 

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I would totally go with the funky buck. I have only killed two in my life (live in NC), so one of my MT antelope was normal, and the second was funky. I give preference to the funky.
 

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Glad to hear from the funky bunch. haha. And those are good comments regarding bowhunting. I'm blessed to live in Wyoming, so I always have rifle season to punch the tag if my archery skills don't pull through.
 

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Low to mid 70s here but only bc I’ve never taken one in that class. I’m sure you already have. If I had a good 76 or so on the wall, funky all the way.
 

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I drew a tag close to home this year, so I been taking stock of the antelope inventory. I've run into a ton of funky bucks and I just love 'em. I doubt I've seen a goat that goes 80" but I figure probably 1 in 10 meets low to mid 70's.

These three funky bucks attached are Curly (I bet you can guess), Mr. G (tilted forward and wide), and Twiggy (horns stands straight up). I figure I'd happily put a stalk on any of them with my bow just cause they're so funky.

That got me curious... would you go with a funky buck? Or like a low to mid 70's class buck if it were you out on the prairie?
I would shoot whatever makes me happy. If I were hunting close to home I would spend a ton of time looking and then would decide what one is the right one. It would have to be really funky if it were also a dinky buck. Regardless I would not settle for any less if a buck if I were bow hunting.

I've taken two funky bucks. the bigger one grossed over 81 and was a archery buck.AE2CC7B0-4570-4C24-8CF1-6A5E40024A98.jpeg
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The biggest regret I have on antelope is passing a freaky buck in 1996 in Wyoming. I’d never taken a real good buck and wanted a monster . I had this guy in retarded bow range and never thought of shooting. I ended up rifling a sub 80, pretty average looking 16” buck. Here’s a still off a crappy video I took of him. He’s bigger than the photo gives credit for..

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Heyjbales

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I would shoot whatever makes me happy. If I were hunting close to home I would spend a ton of time looking and then would decide what one is the right one. It would have to be really funky if it were also a dinky buck. Regardless I would not settle for any less if a buck if I were bow hunting.

I've taken two funky bucks. the bigger one grossed over 81 and was a archery buck.View attachment 145211
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The biggest regret I have on antelope is passing a freaky buck in 1996 in Wyoming. I’d never taken a real good buck and wanted a monster . I had this guy in retarded bow range and never thought of shooting. I ended up rifling a sub 80, pretty average looking 16” buck. Here’s a still off a crappy video I took of him. He’s bigger than the photo gives credit for..

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These are some stud freaks! Definitely the goal would be something like that! Haha.
 

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I hope to find a funky one this year. There is a decent a buck with hooks that go forward that hangs out in my backyard. Too bad my tag is for a different unit.
 
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