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#3388771 - 10/05/13 12:02 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: Mike Belt]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Mike Belt
We were told that the Tn 3.5 year olds average 134" and the 4.5+'s averaged 142".

That data needs a lot more clarification.
It's possibly true in the absence of antler high-grading by hunters, but then, where is this not an issue where hunters are hunting?

Even among hunter harvested 3.5 yr olds, those numbers are higher than anything I've seen "statewide", although they could be close for the extreme West TN counties along the Mississippi River.

Were those numbers possibly just for the bucks at Ames?

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#3388809 - 10/05/13 12:55 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: Wes Parrish]
KANATI McD
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What will he score? I was thinking 125-127
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#3388813 - 10/05/13 12:58 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: KANATI McD]
in the dog house!
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115 IMO
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#3388816 - 10/05/13 01:00 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: in the dog house!]
KANATI McD
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Dang, I need a reality check. \:\)
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#3388839 - 10/05/13 01:16 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: KANATI McD]
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Need more angles for him KANATI but I do believe thats a 120" deer gross
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#3388846 - 10/05/13 01:29 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: easy45]
KANATI McD
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#3388851 - 10/05/13 01:35 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: in the dog house!]
tickweed
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If I can take this buck I'm on, Ill show you a really good deer, with no over estimating.
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#3388865 - 10/05/13 02:01 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: tickweed]
Mike Belt
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I think the one thing that really throws most hunters is the spread. A deer with a 24" spread looks much more impressive than a 20" spread but you only gain 4" of score. You can pick that up with just 1 tine.
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#3388870 - 10/05/13 02:10 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: Mike Belt]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Mike Belt
I think the one thing that really throws most hunters is the spread. A deer with a 24" spread looks much more impressive than a 20" spread but you only gain 4" of score. You can pick that up with just 1 tine.

Very good point, Mike.
In fact, I'd say a deer with a 20" spread looks MUCH more impressive than an 18" spread but you only gain 2" of score.

Another thing that greatly increases or decreases score is tine length. Never mind that overall "mass" is what make most racks stand out as either really "big" (or should we say MASSIVE \:D ) or small. Even a buck that stands out as having a MASSIVE rack, but with short tines, can score much lower than a less impressive "skinny" rack with long tines.

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#3388906 - 10/05/13 02:54 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Very good information.
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