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bwhntr
 
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Size up his antlers

Postby bwhntr » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:40 am

What do ya'll think:

Main beam length?
Inside spread?
Tine length?
Age?
Weight?
Base diameter?

I'm asking these questions because of some requirements of the club that I hunt



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RE: Size up his antlers

Postby Patriot » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:39 am

First off, if he's not a shooter, I don't know what is.
 
Main beam length? - not my area of expertise
Inside spread?  - not as impressive as his mass...I'd say 17"
Tine length? - Brow tines are fairly short.  Hard to tell in the pic 3-5", G2's look nice (10"), G3's (7")
Age? at least 3.5
Weight? - 215 on the hoof
 
...just my 2 cents...
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RE: Size up his antlers

Postby Swandog09 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:04 am

Not knowing what the club rules are it hard to say if he meets the requirements.
 
I know if this buck was on my land I would take him.  I agree with Patriot on the age but not the spread (I think 14 maybe 15 inches). Still a fine looking deer and would love a crack at one like that.
 
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RE: Size up his antlers

Postby OHhunter » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:16 am

I was thinking 15" spread and 8" maybe 9" G2's, I would say 3.5 but it hard to tell from the picture.  Either way nice looking deer.
 
Just out of curiosity what are your club requirements?
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RE: Size up his antlers

Postby masterski03 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:10 am

Thats a pretty nice deer. I did a rough score and I got around 117-127. Hard to tell the main beam lenght. And I guess he is around 3 1/2 this fall.He would be tough to pass on but if he is only 3 1/2 I would pass on him. I had a deer last season like him at 20 yards and I passed.This year I saw him feeding in a field close to my stand and man am I happy I passed. He gaind a lot. I rough scored him at 117 last year and this year I gave him a score of about 140. Well good luck this season and happy huntin!

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RE: Size up his antlers

Postby dtrain56 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:12 am

nice heavy mass, good buck...shoot at will

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RE: Size up his antlers

Postby Bowtechian » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:28 pm

ORIGINAL: bwhntr

What do ya'll think:

Main beam length?
Inside spread?
Tine length?
Age?
Weight?
Base diameter?


 
beam length: 18
spread: 15 @ most
longest tine: 8
age: 3 1/2
weight: 185
base dia.: 4 1/2
score:119 6/8
 
If he's not ok to take, you must have some big ones around you. Good luck.
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RE: Size up his antlers

Postby Gafrage » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:47 pm

give him a year, he's still in velvet in this picture.  They always look better because they appear to have more mass.

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RE: Size up his antlers

Postby bwhntr » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:59 am

Club rules are 3 of the following:

21" main beam length
a minimum of one 7" tine
160 pounds
16" inside spread
4" bases

This club was created 5 years ago, and is an archery only club. Does are taken with rifles at the end of December to help keep everything in check. This is my first year there. I have pics of smaller bucks, but there has to be some larger ones hanging back somewhere. I plan on keeping my Cuddebacks out during the season.

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RE: Size up his antlers

Postby OHhunter » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:17 am

ORIGINAL: bwhntr

Club rules are 3 of the following:

21" main beam length
a minimum of one 7" tine
160 pounds
16" inside spread
4" bases


 
By those requirments I would guess he's a shooter.
Brad

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