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Old 10-11-2017, 07:42 PM   #51
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In East Texas, any 13"+ deer is a good one for me. Last year I saw 4 deer the entire season, while hunting 4-5 sits/week. Haven't killed a buck on my property in 10 years.

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Old 10-11-2017, 07:52 PM   #52
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If he weighs over 160, he is a big 8pt.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:59 PM   #53
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120" or more for an 8 is big, especially considering the big picture across let's say the entire state


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Old 10-11-2017, 08:01 PM   #54
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Hoping to see this guy on the hoof this season...
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:02 PM   #55
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This is the biggest 8 I've ever taken, haven't scored him. What do y'all think?


He's got some mass.


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Old 10-11-2017, 08:26 PM   #56
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:27 PM   #57
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In East Texas, any 13"+ deer is a good one for me. Last year I saw 4 deer the entire season, while hunting 4-5 sits/week. Haven't killed a buck on my property in 10 years.

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I hunt near yellowpine. I've seen one mature buck in the last 8 years while on stand. He was tall, thick, and 12" wide. Good thing I draw a doe permit every year.

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Old 10-11-2017, 08:42 PM   #58
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Here is my best 8
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I consider him a nice 8 but would consider an 8 over the 140 mark as getting to a big 8.
But agree anything that makes your heart beat and adrenaline run is a shooter.


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Old 10-11-2017, 08:52 PM   #59
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For me a good 8 pt just has to have a good look to him
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:01 PM   #60
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holy cow... just saw this one on facebook.

I take back everything I said, this is a big 8!
My dream deer. I'd take that over a 170" 12 point.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:04 PM   #61
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holy cow... just saw this one on facebook.

I take back everything I said, this is a big 8!
D A N G !!!!!

Thatís a monster 8. Iím a fan.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:07 PM   #62
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score is overrated, IMO hunting shouldn't be about inches of antler. ... if he's at least 4.5 years old and I like him then he's a big 8
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:13 PM   #63
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I killed a 150 inch 8 a few weeks ago here in Missouri. There's a thread with pics if anyone cares to see it. But It takes a really good 8 to get to the mid 130s I think a 3 1/2 year old or older that's 120 or bigger is a **** good deer
I agree. In my area a ~130Ē 3 or 4 year old 8pt is a nice buck. Thatís a pretty rack and a good sized deer that Iíll always be happy with.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:21 PM   #64
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Any 8 Point I shoot needs to have some good mass or really wide....


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Old 10-11-2017, 09:50 PM   #65
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138"

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Old 10-11-2017, 10:02 PM   #66
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:12 PM   #67
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Did Stevie Wonder score him? lmao!! Any deer killed by bow is a success story. Screw score.
Bet Charlie Pride did

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Old 10-11-2017, 11:26 PM   #68
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Hoping to see this guy on the hoof this season...
Whole Lee Chit ! That deer is so wide he looks like a bad photo shop. I hope you get him. What do y'all think he scores?

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Old 10-11-2017, 11:46 PM   #69
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My biggest 8, he scored 133 and change. The frame impresses me on 8s more than the score.

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Old 10-12-2017, 01:20 AM   #70
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mid 130's 8 is a nice deer.
mid 140's 8 is impressive
150's 8 is a big sob.
Any 8 better than that is a giant....

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Old 10-12-2017, 02:57 AM   #71
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I won't shoot one less than 160.

Pinkie swear on it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:47 AM   #72
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I'll agree that 140+ is what I consider big 8

130-140 is still a dang good one though
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:20 AM   #73
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mid 130's 8 is a nice deer.
mid 140's 8 is impressive
150's 8 is a big sob.
Any 8 better than that is a giant....
Pretty much the way I see them too.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:08 AM   #74
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I use to think a 130 was nice. Then I saw a 160 at my taxidermist. WOW!
What a difference on the 8point frame 30" makes
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:22 AM   #75
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Pretty much the way I see them too.
This
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:23 AM   #76
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It's all about whatever makes you happy.The only person you have to please is yourself.

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Old 10-12-2017, 07:36 AM   #77
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If it is a legal 8 outside of his ears and he looks tasty I am in. Seriously though a heavy 8 point i love to hunt them.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:45 AM   #78
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I think this one my dad killed is huge. Never had it scored but itís His best to date shot in junction
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:50 AM   #79
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139 5/8" net
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:50 AM   #80
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My hunting buddy shot this one in Gonzales itís 142 I believe. Itís low fence and itís deer got his blood flowing so he harvested it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:55 AM   #81
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I'll say 170.
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I almost didn't shoot this deer because he was just an 8, and I like freaky stuff.
He has 3 stickers, that amount to about 3", he's 28 1/2" wide, inside and his 8 point frame is right at 170.

If you ever get the chance to hunt with STGS, do it!

Really though, any 8 130 or up, is big. People don't understand how much antler it takes to get there, with only 8 points.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:01 AM   #82
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This one got my blood flowing since he was exactly what I was looking for in an 8 pt, but in an AR county I had already killed my buck in late October that year. So I took pics then called a cousin to come and hunt this buck. Luckily this buck hung around and he connected a couple of days later.
I have killed a lot of 130, 140 and into low 150 class 8 pts that were huge for the area I was hunting. I have had most of them mounted. I am a fan of huge 8's.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:06 AM   #83
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Ive yet to kill one past 100" prolly, so anything bigger than that
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:10 AM   #84
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One of the deer I am most proud of on my wall is a 127" 8pt I killed circa 2000 in Angelina Co.

As with most deer the score has little to do with why I pull the trigger, but if we have to put a number on it I'd say 125" 8 is a good one. There's a reason why P&Y is 125". A 140" 8 is an absolute giant!
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:21 AM   #85
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Hillcountry 130" 8 is a big 8. South Texas 140
agree with this.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:51 AM   #86
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How bout the big 8 you could have shot, but only got a side view so you passed? Only to let your boss shoot him the next day! Not bad for Brown County.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:59 AM   #87
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141" Hamilton county. Almost 20 years ago now.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:07 AM   #88
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I have always heard that a average whitetail buck wants to be 8 points with 120 inches....so anything above that would be above average.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:12 AM   #89
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Low fence 125
High fence 150

JMO!
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:21 AM   #90
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I have always heard that a average whitetail buck wants to be 8 points with 120 inches....so anything above that would be above average.
I like this.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:35 AM   #91
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[quote=jooger17;12813767]One of the deer I am most proud of on my wall is a 127" 8pt I killed circa 2000 in Angelina Co.

As with most deer the score has little to do with why I pull the trigger, but if we have to put a number on it I'd say 125" 8 is a good one. There's a reason why P&Y is 125". A 140" 8 is an absolute giant![/QUOTE]

I am siding with jooger17 on this one.

Great question and really have never thought about it, but if put on the spot today, I would say a 126 3/8" Bosque County buck with 8 score able points would make my list.... just saying..........

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Old 10-12-2017, 09:50 AM   #92
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One of the prettiest 8's I've seen. Killed by my neighbor in Mills Cnty. 165 and change
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:35 PM   #93
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120-125" is where I start considering it a big 8 where we hunt.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:59 PM   #94
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Here is my biggest 8 which scored 141. I'll be happy if he is the biggest 8 I ever shoot, but have a good chance at a bigger one in a few weeks in Colorado.

I love big 8's!

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Old 10-12-2017, 02:10 PM   #95
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I like that...

I wish more hunters would take that to heart.....there is more to deer hunting than a scoring system that rewards symmetry over gross.
Amen
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:14 PM   #96
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I think it is a combination of age and score depending on where you hunt. I hunt in east Texas so I would be happy with an 8-point that was 4.5+ and 125". With that being said, sometimes its the story that goes along with the deer. Last year, I killed what I consider a super 8-point in Nacogdoches county that scored 148". My son also killed his first deer last year that was a 115" 8-point. I think I was more excited about the 115" 8-point.

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Old 10-12-2017, 03:50 PM   #97
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Anywhere near us - 13"!
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:23 PM   #98
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This is the best 8 I have ever had in front of me. I passed on him but yet I didn't. I probably could have pulled the shot off before this pic which is a still frame from video but I didn't want to rush the shot and I felt like I would have at the moment. I told myself to just chill cause my nerves were amped up big time and not just from his rack but also because of the way he came into my set up and the sheer size of his body. I thought I would give him a chance to settle down before I took my shot, that is until my dumb arse decided to pick up my whole tripod and video camera to allow me more room to draw and shoot.
HUGE MISTAKE!!!!!
I brushed the blind with the tripod leg as I went to set it back down and it made that sound that everyone knows you don't want to make on a chilly fall morning where everything is perfectly still and quiet. It sounded to me as though I drug nails across a chalk board when I saw him snap his head to look in my direction. That was it...the gig was over and I sat there thinking what a idiot I was to concern myself with trying to film it cause the first thing I saw was his rack above the brush as he entered the kill box and I knew he was a stud buck and most definitely a stud 8. Still it is a hunt that I will never forget. By the way everyone that I showed the video to said don't worry he will be back. That was the one and only time that this buck was ever seen on our lease by anyone. Strange in a way but true.



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Old 10-12-2017, 07:23 PM   #99
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Did Stevie Wonder score him? lmao!! Any deer killed by bow is a success story. Screw score.
I like the way you think sir.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:28 PM   #100
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Where I hunt in East Texas 140" is a big 8. In Kansas 155"
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