Excellent response. Most of us know you're neither jealous nor a wanna be, so kudos for not responding to this part:
deerslayer1 wrote:that guy marc sounds like a typical jealous wanna be hunter.
I have a few questions about your response. First, to this:
Marc Anthony wrote:I also have shared up close pictures of the King head to local B&C scorers who have scored countless monster Illinois heads and they agree, it's a non typical point! If Jack knows it's a non typical point, why on earth is he obligated to have it panel scored when it doesn't meet the criteria for panel judgement?
Why would the judgment of whether it's a typical point or not be up to one person? If it's a potential world record, shouldn't the panel decide that? You mention criteria for panel scoring, but can't any buck be panel scored? Have the thing panel scored, and erase all questions. If Reneau is so certain the right G3 comes off the base of the G2, and as you say there is plenty of agreement, then why not step aside and have someone else make the call? He won't always have his current position anyway. (This is getting to sound like the question of whether MLB should let Pete Rose into the baseball Hall of Fame.)
Marc Anthony wrote:Who will gain from this head becoming a world record? The hunter? Not really, because he doesn't own the head. It would be the owner! I wonder how much he paid for a head that could possibly become the next world record?
The hunter will in fact gain. He killed the buck, so his name will always be attached to this head -- the owner's won't. He'll certainly get the fame (if he's interested in that), and the possible endorsements, speaking engagements, etc. Only he can tell the story of how he shot the buck. The owner's name will not always be attached to it. He can sell it, and after he passes away it will be owned by someone else. (Also, I fail to see why the price paid for the head should be an issue.)
Marc Anthony wrote:Before I reveal too much, I want to mention that I'm leading an investigation into this subject and may have some really interesting facts of interest. I'm not going to jump the gun but rather giving you the heads-up that there is more to come!
I look forward to that. Apparently you know some things that haven't been covered yet by D&DH.
Finally, I notice that the right G3 is not only shorter, but also smaller in circumference. I don't think the rules say anything about tine circumference, but can that influence the judgment call being made?
Lest anyone think I'm advocating for the King buck being declared the new world record, let me add one more thing. When a buck comes up against the current record holder, there needs to be no question. I'm neither advocating for nor against it. In fact, I'm pretty sure this isn't the only buck that has failed to top the Hansen buck -- and for the same reason.