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Is this believable ?

Postby fasteddie » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:22 am

Someone claimed a 412# deer was shot with a bow near Berlin , NY
I wonder ............
 
 


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RE: Is this believable ?

Postby shadow » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:00 pm

I don't know....could be, that deer looks real big, and the guy in the 2nd picture on the right looks at least 250 lbs. That deer is the size of a pony!
Either way they got real nice deer which will alone, fill their freezer.

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RE: Is this believable ?

Postby fireflyparamedic » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:03 pm

that deer is enormous. like shadow stated it does look like a small pony. they must have had fun dragging it out, hopefully they could get a vehicle close by. how old do you think it is?
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RE: Is this believable ?

Postby djohns13 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:59 pm

The pic has been photoshopped.  Look at the hunter's head and left hand in the top photo; they don't match the rest of the body in size.  It surely is a huge buck but I doubt the exact details since the photo was doctored.
 
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RE: Is this believable ?

Postby danesdad » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:45 pm

This is fake.  I actually saw it a couple years ago, for the first time.  Obvious photoshop.

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RE: Is this believable ?

Postby JPH » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:54 am

Fake? If you say so, but it looks legit to me. I guess it takes a trained eye to spot photoshop.
 
I'll say this, if it were real that buck deserves as much attention as any deer with 200+" antlers.

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RE: Is this believable ?

Postby beagleman23 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:17 am

This buck and related story was in either North American Whitetail, Whitetail Journal or Deer an Deer Hunting last year.  I remember bits and pieces of the article and it was not New York(where I live).  It was Wisconsin or adjoining state and the bow hit was less then perfect.  The deer was recovered a day or two later and suposely weighed.

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RE: Is this believable ?

Postby kribbz » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:21 am

check out the link below.  looks to be partially true. 
 
http://www.snopes.com/photos/hunting/412deer.asp

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RE: Is this believable ?

Postby Patriot » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:27 am

I was thinking the deer appears bloated and then read the link from kribbz....yep...bloated. 
 
Also the weight was simply an estimate based on measuring chest girth.
 
As we all know, camera angle and perspective can make objects look much bigger in a photo.
 
Still...nice deer!
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RE: Is this believable ?

Postby GTOHunter » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:38 am

Looks Photoshoped to me...and if memory serves me correctly the same Hunter was pictured/photoshoped with another enormous Buck a few years ago in the snow? [&:] 

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