Loc: maury county tn
Originally Posted By: JeepKuntry
Originally Posted By: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
the antlers will shrink as they dry,but this is a awesome buck to be proud of
I was gonna mention that. I've heard of folks that have a good buck that they want to measure cutting a board and sliding it between the antlers.
I know a few people that have done that. but you risk breaking the rack. I heard stories of it happening never seen it happen in person. but I would not do that personally. but sounds like the taxidermist just didn't take the right measurement or didn't care about it much at least. but nice deer nevertheless.
Loc: Lebanon,TN USA
There are two types of shrinkage that happens with trophy animals that have antlers. The first is ground shrinkage. That is the amount the antlers shrink between the shot and the recovery. The second is memory shrinkage. That is when the animal is just not as big as you remembered.
The actual shrinkage is minimal.
Constipation has ruined many a good day. Not as many as stupidity, though.
Loc: In tree stand when possible
Then there is the shrinkage from swimming. You shoot a 200lb buck with a ten point rack. You don't find him for 1 1/2 days then an 6 hour trip to the taxidermist. His cape is shedding like a dog in spring. You get a cape from a 150lb buck and use it for your mount. Hmmm must of been the taxidermist fault. Some VOO DOOO shrinky dink stuff going on in that shop.
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