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Split skull plate ??what is it ?

Old 01-04-2005, 05:28 PM
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Whast does this mean ? a split skull plate?? and why is it not recognized by boon and crocket scoring ?
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:37 PM
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A split skull plate is, well, what it sounds like, a full severing of the bone of the skull, or cranium, thus separating the antlers (or horns). You definitely don't want you or your guide to accidentally do this. B&C won't recognize this because you cannot accurately display/prove the actual inches in spread. The scoring would be rendered unfair if you tried to artificially glue it back together or something, because you would theoretically lose (maybe gain, w/addition of adhesive) length.
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:40 PM
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It refers to a broken or even cracked skull plate of the animal in question.

Ostensibly, the measurements of a damaged skull plate could be altered to exaggerate dimesions. Therefore, only antlers/horns with skull plates intact are considered worthy of receiving an "official score" from Boone & Crockett...due to their integrity.

OOps, sorry Kim...I guess we were writing at the same time.
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:55 PM
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No prob, PositiveBo, at least our replies coincided!

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Old 01-04-2005, 08:53 PM
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well whata ya know i learned something i didnt even know existed thanks gals/guys
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Old 01-04-2005, 09:41 PM
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thanx guys... I just did not understnd it at first. i knew what it was, but was not sure of the scoring issue.
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Old 01-05-2005, 01:18 AM
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Yep they are right. It is a common practice to have the taxi mount a deer after spreading the antlers further then it really was. The more common practice is tilting the angle of the antlers out creating spread inchs. I seen them moved from 16 inch spreads to 20 plus inch spreads.Once the mount is done and hide on .Noway to tell unless you take the mount apart. I bet you some were officially scored that way
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Old 01-05-2005, 06:51 AM
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However, if not having it officially scored, splitting the skull plate makes it MUCH easier to ship antlers, they fit in a much smaller box. If doing this, split the skull in a "V" or two line cut, not a single straight saw cut. Makes it much easer to put it back together exactly as it was.

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