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Old 11-19-2008, 06:12 PM
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A fork can score around 50". A small6 might make 80" but probably has 3 times as much actual bone on his head. By a similar ratio, a 150" buck probably has 3 times as much bone on his head yet does not have 3 times the score as the 80". I think a fair way to score would be by total weight though it'd be really hard to try to accomplish that.

Just a thought but you see how it's unfair?
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:21 PM
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Huh?
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:24 PM
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Net score is unfair!
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:26 PM
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I see nothing un far with a net measurement system. Easy to fake weight. you can look at a pic of a 150 and tell he ant 200. I doubt any one ca say that rack weighs 4 pounds not 6
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:27 PM
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You know that the quotation mark stands for inches right? So the scoring system is perfectly fair, a buck that has three times more bone on its head will have three times the score. If the fork horn in your example scored a 50" it would mean it has 50 inches of antler, if the 6 point in your example scored an 80" it means he has 30 inches more antler then the fork horn. Were you under the impression that the quotation mark stood for pounds (as in body weight)? If not I guess i really don't understand your complaint...elaborate please.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:33 PM
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Alright Steve, let me explain better.

A 50" rack does not physically weigh half as much as a 100" yet it scores half as much. There isa good 3 timesmore bone material on the 100 but it doesn't score 3 times as much as a 50. That's all I'm saying.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:37 PM
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Think of it like this... A spike gets credit for 4 H measurements when it really should only get 1. I think Hoytail is correct on his thought process... those smaller bucks get alot more credit than what they are worth...
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:38 PM
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i do agree, because of the spread measurements it does seem like its unfair bow a small fork can go 50" and a 100" buck only goes 100" im not sure how to explain it, but i think i know what your saying when you say that its unfair. and the four circumfrence scores even if just a spike that only IMO should get one
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:42 PM
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I don't score. I just weigh the deer for the area I'm hunting. As far as the headgear, I think deductions for extra or short or anything is stupid. If it's there, it should count if that's your thing. I just don't measure and never have.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:56 PM
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Huh?
Alright Steve, let me explain better.

A 50" rack does not physically weigh half as much as a 100" yet it scores half as much. There isa good 3 timesmore bone material on the 100 but it doesn't score 3 times as much as a 50. That's all I'm saying.
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