Help scoring buck

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croz2173
 
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Help scoring buck

Postby croz2173 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:58 am

Got a couple pics of a nice buck on my trail cam 8/18/12. This is a big woods deer and is the biggest ive seen out here. Please check him out and offer a score estimate if you would like.
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croz2173
 
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Re: Help scoring buck

Postby croz2173 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:02 am

Also if anyone knows how to make these things smaller let me know

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Re: Help scoring buck

Postby Wanderer » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:17 am

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croz2173,
Here's your pictures reduced to 25% of original size. Merely open in Microsoft Office Picture Manager, click "Edit Pictures" , pick "resize" and enter the size you want in the slider. Remember to save the revised picture under a different name or you've permanently made your picture smaller. Actually, you could open the same "resize" feature and pick 400% to make it back to the original size.
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Re: Help scoring buck

Postby croz2173 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:27 am

Thanks for the help wanderer

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Re: Help scoring buck

Postby scottflesher » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:05 pm

Nice buck for sure.
Scoring them on trail cameras is always difficult cause you can't really tell their body size. We have a good 9 pointer on our farm that looks nice, but I think he's a younger deer with great genetics, so I doubt he'd score well.

I'm guessing this buck to gross somewhere around 130. Being his spread is outside his ears, i'd say his outside spread to be around 22-23 inches and inside would be 19-20. Doesn't look like he'd score great from a mass perspective but mass is decent. Being he doesn't appear to have long tines and only 9 main points (not figuring the kickers I can see), this is where I don't think he'd score as well as one would think.

Again a great buck and a true trophy for most (including me) however, I bet most hunters would overestimate his gross score. I will admit on that second picture, it looks as if he has a pot belly. If he weighs north of 275 lbs, then he may score better than what i've given him credit for. Go to boone and crocket and print you off a score sheet and estimate all his measurements off the photos. It won't be exact, but you'll get an idea, especially given how conservative or liberal your measurements are.

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Re: Help scoring buck

Postby croz2173 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:50 pm

Wow Scott I think youre guess was pretty close. I tabulated him up as best I could from the pics on B and Cs website and they gave me a final score of 133. Guess we could both be off though. Hopefully I will be able to measure the real thing soon!


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