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Old 03-11-2006, 09:12 PM
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So what to you constitutes a big buck? Just a large rack, a large body, both?????
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Old 03-11-2006, 10:25 PM
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the eye of the beholder, that is what constitutes a big buck in my mind. you may think a fork horn weighing 130 lbs. is thesmallest thing ever, but the next guy would have his largest trophy on the wall and tell the story to 100 people
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:41 AM
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It would be a mature buck, with so many points that I wouldn't have to lie about it.

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P.S. It would also be 100% fair chase as I droped my moduals to 65% to qualify for the state p/y,but I think that has been changed, but if the oppurtunity arises, I will be totally legal. I am after the state record here in montana for whitetail and I will get it one of these years because I know the law of average has to catch up some time and when it does, I can be proud of the hard winters and snow and sweat that I earned to get a trophy and not get it it illegally. Its just something I take personal trying to pattern a certain (special) buck and meeting it and beating him in his own yard, he usually wins, but hell, I'm getting close.

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Old 03-12-2006, 12:42 AM
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You'll know when you see one.

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Old 03-12-2006, 02:14 AM
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Anything over 10 pt and 200 plus
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:09 AM
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when i say "thats a big buck" i either mean HES FAT! or HE HAS A BIG RACK!!
A big buck to me shooting would be 4 points ormore because,A 6 pointer where i hunt is a once in 10 year sight!
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:35 AM
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That varies not only from person to person,but also with the location.A 275lb 130b&c buck is considered pretty average where I hunt ,but would be considered a big buck in some areas.
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:38 PM
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I agree it varies greatly. Here the size of buck or weight is an after thought usually.Very few hunter weigh their harvests up here as most mature deer are pretty well build. To me whenI hear "Big Buck" it means rack size. Though most use descriptive ways to portray the deer they see and harvest. "Ie: shot a 5x5 heavy frame 160 class"
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:56 PM
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To me whenI hear "Big Buck" it means rack size. Though most use descriptive ways to portray the deer they see and harvest. "Ie: shot a 5x5 heavy frame 160 class"
Exactly the descriptioneight point or ten point is virtually meaningless since it could be a small 2-1/2 year old with short spindly beams andtines or it could be a huge mature deer.
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:21 PM
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In my neck of the woods, a 120-130 inch buck is considered about average to most hunters. To me though, these are big bucks.
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