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Old 10-26-2020, 08:37 PM   #1
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I shot this deer this past weekend. You guys that know how to score a deer give me your estimates. I just know how to guess. And i guess low 140's. Thoughts?

The one thing i measured was inside spread. 18.75".

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Old 10-26-2020, 08:48 PM   #2
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Spread 18.75
MB 24-23
Mass 36
G1 3-3
G2 11-8
G3 11-11
G4 5
Kicker 3

156-158
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:58 PM   #3
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Man, it'll be sweet it you're right. If i would've thought he scored that high i doubt i would've been able to make the shot. Ignorance is bliss is guess.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:00 PM   #4
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Northwest Tx deer? Panhandle?
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I'm going with 147-149
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Northwest Tx deer? Panhandle?
Wilbarger County. Just north of Vernon on The Red.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:10 PM   #7
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54 inches tines.
45 beams
32 mass
18 spread.

149.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:11 PM   #8
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Wilbarger County. Just north of Vernon on The Red.
Iíll stick to my guess. Looked like a deer from that area. Easily 150s and scaring 160

You going to score him to see how close we are?
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:14 PM   #9
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:14 PM   #10
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:15 PM   #11
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Great deer but these guesses seem awfully high to me. I think you are closer with low 140ís.


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Old 10-26-2020, 09:15 PM   #12
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Iíll stick to my guess. Looked like a deer from that area. Easily 150s and scaring 160

You going to score him to see how close we are?
Yes sir. He's already at the taxidermist. But when i get him back i'm getting him scored. I'll revisit this thread then. Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:30 PM   #13
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Very nice buck. Congrats!!!!

I’m guessing around...142”

G1’s-3,3.5
G2’s-9.5,7.5
G3’s-9.5,8.5
G4-4
Split brow Kicker - 3”
Left base kicker -1

Main beams-23,22
Mass-28.5
Inside spread 18.75

It’s not easy guessing off pictures at times. No disrespect intended, if I’m short changing him.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:36 PM   #14
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142"-145"
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:50 PM   #15
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Quick 142
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:55 PM   #16
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I would have guessed 143 - 145. But i honestly can just guesstimate, somewhat. I'm really mad at myself for not taking more measurements before i dropped him off. We'll see once i get him back.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:07 PM   #17
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145
P&Y for sure
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:19 PM   #18
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I would have guessed 143 - 145. But i honestly can just guesstimate, somewhat. I'm really mad at myself for not taking more measurements before i dropped him off. We'll see once i get him back.
I think you are right with your guess, thatís a great looking buck. Congrats.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:19 PM   #19
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Yes sir. He's already at the taxidermist. But when i get him back i'm getting him scored. I'll revisit this thread then. Thanks.
Please do, I keep practicing trying to learn from these guys and i can barely squeak 140" out of him. Would like to know where I'm missing it. By the way - the neck on that dude, WOW! I would have hauled him straight to the taxidermist as well. Congrats!
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Please do, I keep practicing trying to learn from these guys and i can barely squeak 140" out of him. Would like to know where I'm missing it. By the way - the neck on that dude, WOW! I would have hauled him straight to the taxidermist as well. Congrats!
Well put your numbers down and compare them to mine or Antlers numbers
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:36 PM   #21
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Well put your numbers down and compare them to mine or Antlers numbers
Yes sir, I did. Mine are closer to Bone Thugs. By no means trying to short change a fantastic deer just curious how the official measurements fall out.
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I know that area fairly well. Big bodied deer and can take away from the antlers. Good curve in tines. I might be over on mass. I came up with 32” originally but added 4” thinking 1/8s would add up. Same with tine length. 1/8s will add 7-10” on a deer quickly! I shot an 8pt last year south of that area that went 147”. This deer looks bigger and says 150s all over it. Be interesting to see the results. I’ve been wrong many of times. Either way it’s one heckuva buck!
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:47 PM   #23
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Yes sir, I did. Mine are closer to Bone Thugs. By no means trying to short change a fantastic deer just curious how the official measurements fall out.
You and Mike are close. Being + or- 2-5 inches is good.
Mike and I hunt in the same general area and the older or mid aged deer in our area can fool ya those 2-5 inches in a hurry. I ve been out there 16 years and passed on some deer that were shot and scored later. I always underscore them. I missed em by 10 inches
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:55 PM   #24
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I know that area fairly well. Big bodied deer and can take away from the antlers. Good curve in tines. I might be over on mass. I came up with 32Ē originally but added 4Ē thinking 1/8s would add up. Same with tine length. 1/8s will add 7-10Ē on a deer quickly! I shot an 8pt last year south of that area that went 147Ē. This deer looks bigger and says 150s all over it. Be interesting to see the results. Iíve been wrong many of times. Either way itís one heckuva buck!
You are not kidding, the neck and hardware on that deer are fantastic!
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Yes sir, I did. Mine are closer to Bone Thugs. By no means trying to short change a fantastic deer just curious how the official measurements fall out.
I hear you. I really like putting numbers on a deer before score is posted. Great practice. To me... I gave to add inches on those north deer. I have him at 149. I think 152 will ge dead on.
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Very nice buck. Congrats!!!!

Iím guessing around...142Ē

G1ís-3,3.5
G2ís-9.5,7.5
G3ís-9.5,8.5
G4-4
Split brow Kicker - 3Ē
Left base kicker -1

Main beams-23,22
Mass-28.5
Inside spread 18.75

Itís not easy guessing off pictures at times. No disrespect intended, if Iím short changing him.
Ballpark I'm in.


Beautiful buck sir, those extras really stand out! Nice!
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:52 PM   #27
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I didn’t score him but I’m thinking 140

If he’s 220lb + add 10 inches

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Spread 18.75
MB 24-23
Mass 36
G1 3-3
G2 11-8
G3 11-11
G4 5
Kicker 3

156-158

Wow! I wish youíd score some of my deer. Ha. I donít know the area or the deer, seems like you do so Iím betting you surprise us all. I got him at 144Ē pretty deer and congrats OP.


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I gotta ask, the arrow under the head in the first pic? Was it a frontal shot or did the arrow just happen to be laying there when you took the pic? I think I might be short changing him on score also.
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Heck of a buck, Mike! Congrats on getting him with your bow.
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Old 10-27-2020, 07:39 AM   #31
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That a good one. Congrats!
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My first thought was 140 till I saw the mass and 9th point
146 2/8”.
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I didnít score him but Iím thinking 140

If heís 220lb + add 10 inches
225 lbs
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:59 AM   #34
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I gotta ask, the arrow under the head in the first pic? Was it a frontal shot or did the arrow just happen to be laying there when you took the pic? I think I might be short changing him on score also.
That's just where arrow happened to wind up. It was a 30 yard shot, broadside, from a 10' quad pod. The arrow was on a downward arc. Not a full pass through. He broke the arrow off when he landed on it.

I never even noticed the arrow there until you pointed it out.

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Heck of a buck, Mike! Congrats on getting him with your bow.
Thanks James, and thanks for all the compliments. I've never been so happy to be done deer hunting before gun season even starts.
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225 lbs
Those northern deer are like Kansas deer. Ears are huge, ear tip to ear tip are 15-16Ē and they are heavy 200+ pounds. You put that set of antlers on a 5-6 yr old 175# deer and his antlers would really show their size.

Can you call your taxi and ask him to score? We want to know!
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If anyone is interested, the saga is on Pages 6 & 7 of the Middle of North Texas thread.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...=772236&page=6
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Those northern deer are like Kansas deer. Ears are huge, ear tip to ear tip are 15-16Ē and they are heavy 200+ pounds. You put that set of antlers on a 5-6 yr old 175# deer and his antlers would really show their size.

Can you call your taxi and ask him to score? We want to know!
I'll make the call.
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Congrats on the buck! I think he will score some where near 148.
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Okay, i texted the taxidermist, the great Aaron Austin. He said he will find some time in the next day or two and score him. I asked him to text me a pic of the worksheet. So post up your estimates. Once i get the number from Aaron i will let everyone know when the big reveal will be.
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:57 AM   #41
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Deer will be 152 to 153.......I did extensive analysis ( averaged garguys and antler86 scores) to come up with this scientific estimate.
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Great buck...in for the final score.
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Deer will be 152 to 153.......I did extensive analysis ( averaged garguys and antler86 scores) to come up with this scientific estimate.


154 2/8 is the exact number on my mind.
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In for 140ish
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Deer will be 152 to 153.......I did extensive analysis ( averaged garguys and antler86 scores) to come up with this scientific estimate.


154 2/8 is the exact number on my mind.
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Okay, i got the work sheet from the taxidermist. I will post a pic of the work sheet at 8:00 tonight.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:21 PM   #47
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I'll guess 141 4/8

That body size could be throwing me off, and keeping me well under what he scores, but i don't see that deer being in the 150's as some on here have guessed.

In for the score sheet.
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:24 PM   #48
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Mass 36
G1 3-3
G2 11-8
G3 11-11
G4 5
Kicker 3

156-158
I think you're way over on mass. Little high on the 2s and 3s.
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:51 PM   #49
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