Jay wrote:grand View, do think Johnny King would have driven all the way to PA to have a 180" deer looked at?
John King went to PA to verify that the rack could even be measured for B&C. Which is consistent with B&C rules on damaged and unrepaired trophies.
From B&C website....Trophies that have been damaged and not repaired may be brought to the attention of the Records Committee by Measurers for consideration for inclusion in the Club's Awards Programs and records books. If the Committee, or its appointed representatives, such as B&C records department staff or a Judges Panel, agrees that the broken parts belong to the trophy and can be repositioned in their original configuration to enable an accurate measurement, the damaged trophy material can be included in the measurements and subsequently repaired. Submission of trophies with verifiable and damaged parts for examination by the Records Committee or a Judges Panel shall be at the expense of the owner.
Also I have been hearing of this mini panel out in PA, if there where ware is the score sheet from that panel?
Where did you hear that it was scored in PA? What I've read was the rack would have to have been scored by the measurer contacted first .........which was Ramsey.
Steve was not interviewed because of obvious reasons.
And those reasons are/were?
This deer should have never left WI without an official score sheet, Mr. King should have never been told to hide it away from other scorers so one scorer and records keeper could hook his name ot it for some big unvailing at a later date. This whole thig stinks and stinks bad.
It would be difficult to generate an official score sheet without an official decision on whether the damaged rack could even be scored........wouldn't it?
There are rules to be followed with B&C. The "shopping" of trophies is one of them. As much as you deny it, what you are suggesting now, and what you are disdainfully labeling "single scorer" is all encompassed in "shopping a trophy".