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#3074154 - 12/11/12 11:27 AM When scoring deer...which do you go by?
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When you are scoring a deer either via guess by pics from trail cam, or seeing on in the field...do you personally go by the Gross or Net to give your estimates for it?

My wife took a class back during the summer and learned how to measure and score deer. It's something she enjoys doing now. She dug out all my antlers the other night and scored all of them just out of boredom, and then when I came home from work she wanted me to guess what they scored. What happened was, that I was guessing the NET scores of them very well, after deductions and such. But I wasn't even ball park on what they actually Grossed before deductions. It got me to thinking...how do you all do it? She scored a deer I killed back several years ago that I have mounted on the wall...and it blew me away what she had on the paper it grossed....vs what it netted.

Gross 142 2/8

Yet it only Nets 121 3/8

She asked me what I thought it scored and without hesitation I told her 117-120. Thus is why I was so blown away when she handed me the paper and showed me what it Grossed. I think I like the Gross better but I think I am forever programmed to look at deer in the field and in pictures, and automatically Net them instead of Gross.

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#3074163 - 12/11/12 11:33 AM Re: When scoring deer...which do you go by? [Re: Crow Terminator]
huntintn
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nets are for fish.....
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#3074164 - 12/11/12 11:33 AM Re: When scoring deer...which do you go by? [Re: huntintn]
yamaha200
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When I am hunting, if I like it, I kill it. Seems to me though if I had to score one while hunting, I would not look at the horns enough, and try to figure out deductions while trying to decide if I wanted to kill it ! If I like, I kill.
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#3074165 - 12/11/12 11:34 AM Re: When scoring deer...which do you go by? [Re: Crow Terminator]
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#3074166 - 12/11/12 11:35 AM Re: When scoring deer...which do you go by? [Re: yamaha200]
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Gross. I don't even pay attention to the net score.
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#3074183 - 12/11/12 11:43 AM Re: When scoring deer...which do you go by? [Re: Mossy Oak]
TENN.BOY
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depends on if bow kill or gun kill and if you want to put it in the record books or not,if you are going to just hang it on your wall you can go by what you want too
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#3074208 - 12/11/12 12:06 PM Re: When scoring deer...which do you go by? [Re: huntintn]
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 Originally Posted By: huntintn
nets are for fish.....
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#3074211 - 12/11/12 12:08 PM Re: When scoring deer...which do you go by? [Re: Rockhound]
muddyboots
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#3074220 - 12/11/12 12:11 PM Re: When scoring deer...which do you go by? [Re: muddyboots]
jb3
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Don't really care for the score. Don't even keep the antlers from them. More worried about age.
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#3074275 - 12/11/12 12:47 PM Re: When scoring deer...which do you go by? [Re: Crow Terminator]
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To me gross but to enter any thing then it's net .
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