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#3389027 - 10/05/13 04:22 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: deerhunter10]
southernhunter
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Good post . Thanks
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#3389103 - 10/05/13 05:20 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: in the dog house!]
brmaster
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I just score them, MEAT in the freezer, DINNER on the table
Bigger horns dont make it taste any better
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#3389209 - 10/05/13 06:29 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: BSK]
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#3389211 - 10/05/13 06:33 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: Mike Belt]
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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".

And where did they get that data? Totally bogus.
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#3389256 - 10/05/13 06:57 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: BSK]
Wes Parrish
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BSK, how do you REALLY feel about that data? \:\)
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#3389258 - 10/05/13 07:00 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: Wes Parrish]
pcrc
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I am an East Tn hunter. The one on the left in the last picture on the first page looks pretty good to me.
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#3389276 - 10/05/13 07:16 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: pcrc]
landman
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You are looking at the wrong side of the tape......
Cause I've seen deer posted on HERE like your 100" deer
that are 125"....Cause that's what they say
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#3389278 - 10/05/13 07:18 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: Wes Parrish]
Tracker
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
Excellent thread!

I believe a high percentage of the "over-estimating" is done on top-antlered 2 1/2-yr-old bucks. Because their skeletal system is not fully grown, their body weights small compared to a 4 1/2 or older buck, the same 100-scoring antlers on a 2 1/2 will appear much larger than when sitting atop a 4 1/2. And to a lesser extent, this also happens with the above average 3 1/2's.

Totally agree
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#3389341 - 10/05/13 08:12 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: Tracker]
Outdoor Enthusiast
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I would be interested to know the ages of the bucks you have posted.
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#3389416 - 10/05/13 09:28 PM Re: Antler size over-estimation [Re: in the dog house!]
catman529
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Looks about right to me BSK
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