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Old 12-07-2011, 06:49 AM
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I'm coming up with 144 gross and high 130s to 140 net. That seems high, but these are the numbers I'm guessing with:

MBs 24 24
G1s 5 5
G2s 10 10
G3s 10 6
H1s 4 4
H2s 4 4
H3s 4 4
H4s 3 3
Inside spread 20 inches.

What do you guys think?
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:08 AM
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Kill him then you will know for sure
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:31 AM
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I think your high with your numbers. I don't know if I even see 130"



I killed this one a few years ago and he grossed 139 and some change and netted 136 and change. It takes a lot of bone for an 8pt to break the 140" mark.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:55 AM
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I think I agree with 2lunger, you seem a little high. Maybe low 130's tops.


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Old 12-07-2011, 09:46 AM
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I would shoot him if I got the chance. Our season is coming to an end quickly. I have seen two spikes in the woods so far.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:27 AM
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I say Mb are 18" and inside spread is 16" making it high 120's.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by BarnesX.308 View Post
I would shoot him if I got the chance. Our season is coming to an end quickly. I have seen two spikes in the woods so far.

Barnes, you're always posting great trail cam pics. We're waiting on the kill pics tho! I feel ya for not seeing bucks. I've seen fifty doe and one small 3 point in PA so far. I've put in four full days into the woods. My last chance is Friday and Saturday. I'm taking a doe when I get the chance and hoping to see a legal buck.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:32 AM
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I say Mb are 18" and inside spread is 16" making it high 120's.
I've watched this sucker for hours through our kitchen window I know he's wider than 16 inches. I'd go down to 18 inside, maybe. I have a buck on the wall with 22" and 25" main beams. I thought he was somewhere between the two. I'd go down to 22 inches on those as well. Here's a head-on of him. I think this is the same buck.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:38 AM
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Bocajnala - where we hunt it is very thick. A couple thousand acres where we hunt was clear cut about 20 years ago. It is so thick that visibility is virtually nill in many places. The places it wasn't cut are swamps, thick hemlocks, blueberry thickets and the cliff edges.

This is great habitat for deer. But it's lousy habitat for finding them as a hunter. We see tons of deer in the fields at night and in people's backyards at night. But, in the woods in the day time, we see very few deer.

The exception is archery, where we see tons of deer in the fields and on the edge of logging roads. But these are usually doe and young bucks. The big boys don't start showing until around Halloween.

I wish one of those big shot TV hunters would come up to my camp and show me how to hunt these bucks.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:51 AM
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The head on shot confirms what I think he scores. The pic of the buck I posted is 19" inside with 21" main beams. I don't think his main beams are over 18" with an inside spread of 17". Plus he lacks tine length without mass to compensate for it.
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