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Old 08-22-2005, 11:02 PM
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hey guys, i was wondering who here is pretty good with estimating the score of a deer's rack. i was just wondering if maybe someone could give a little tutorial or some sort of guide/helpful hints, or whatever to someone new to estimating a deer's score in the field. heck it would even help if you guys wanted to post a picture or pictures of deer that you guys have got and what there score was. any help would be really appreciated by me and probably quite a few others. THANKS
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Old 08-23-2005, 03:30 AM
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here's mine from last muzzleloader....he scored 112 (grossed 116) so i usually compare mine in order to guess.

http://forum.hunting.net/asppg/tm.asp?m=927052&mpage=1&key=10pt%2E
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:05 AM
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thats a nice buck there, thanks for the input

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Old 08-23-2005, 01:43 PM
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im not good at scoring but when i try im usually 10 off so i do my guess minus 10
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:01 PM
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fl. huntress i'm assuming that's a florida buck right?? if it is that's a great deer for florida. where did you get him???
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Old 08-23-2005, 06:34 PM
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Well..none of mine score over 95,but this one my uncle took with a bow back in '83 scored 120 3/8 net
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:59 AM
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yes it's a florida buck...i got him in central florida...at the "freak zone"
if i told you the exact location i'd have to kill ya.
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:03 PM
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My best buck is a 120 class 9 point. Probably for most "trophy hunters," 130-140 class, and up would be a trophy, but in most places, 120 is a true trophy in my book!Unless you are hunting very good land and/or high dollar places, 120+ bucks just don't grow on trees!
As for judging trophies on the hoof goes, you just have to estimate things, usually in a hurry, and decide to shoot or not! A buck that is facing you and has a spread that goes outside his ears, will generally have at least a 16-18 inch spread, or better.If it has good mass, and height, it's going to score well. Bucks going away from you almost always appear larger than they really are.From a side view, if you can see at leastthree points, it is probably going to be at least an eight point, assuming that both sides are fairly symetrical, so if he's got good mass, it's a good bet that he is a shooter!
As bucks grow, body size alone may be misleading until 3 1/2 years old. After that, their "pot belly" and size, can indicate a mature buck.
BTW, my 9 pt. was aged to be 3 1/2 yrs. old, and I can guarantee you, in my area, he would not have survived another year! I'd love to see what this buck could have been at 4 to 5 1/2 years, but as I said, its just not going to happen! Not here, and not most places!
I hope that this helps a little! Also, good pics ya'll!
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