rllarson wrote:Wow if it is even close it needs to be panel scored.
Agree. I thought that was a routine practice.
rllarson wrote: the P&Y firing would be like firing a college ref for not liking a NFL play call, that won or lost a game for a team.
Seems like a good analogy.
rllarson wrote: And as far as Wisconsin Buck and Bear club get a list of scorers that would like to do the scoring, pick 11 names out of a hat and do it anonymously. stand up for whats right (a panel scoring), if it stands up to the panel fine and if it is found lacking fine also.
I can't argue with that. Seems like no one would be risking anything, and it would highlight the subjectivity in the call that's being made now. One change I'd make, however. Wisconsin scorers might be accused of wanting to bring the world record back to Wisconsin. So, since the buck was killed in Wisconsin, choose anonymous scorers who are not
rllarson wrote: I think the money is in tourism and guided hunts to the area that claims the world record, so just seems like its political and not a fair judgement call.
That doesn't seem plausible to me. Why would the B&C want to promote Saskatchewan? This wouldn't make the Hansen buck any smaller, so if tourism promotion is a factor, the Hansen buck would still be a draw to Saskatchewan. I'm more inclined to think it's simply an issue of face-saving.
Good post, Larson!
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