This Giant Iowa Buck is All About that Mass


Last month, OutdoorHub published an article for the top early season bucks. It’s November 7th, the rut is just starting to really heat up, and we already have an early favorite for the best buck taken during the rut.

Austin Pontier shot this giant of a buck near Osceola, Iowa, on November 6 and early rumors put this deer on a massive scale. Judging by this photo alone, this buck could gross score more than 200 points, maybe even 220 or more. Sometimes, pictures can make bucks look a little bigger than they prove to be, however, that doesn’t seem to be the case here.

There simply is no way to hide it; this buck is huge! The antler mass is incredible, and it’s throughout the entire rack. This certainly raises the bar on bucks taken during the rut.

Will this giant Iowa buck be an archery record of some sort? At this point, it’s too early to tell. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more. Congrats, Austin!

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