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Score this buck please
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Contributors to this thread:
mattandersen 28-Nov-17
mattandersen 28-Nov-17
mattandersen 28-Nov-17
Nick Muche 28-Nov-17
mattandersen 28-Nov-17
ohiohunter 28-Nov-17
XMan 28-Nov-17
mattandersen 28-Nov-17
ohiohunter 28-Nov-17
mattandersen 28-Nov-17
mattandersen 28-Nov-17
mattandersen 28-Nov-17
Nick Muche 28-Nov-17
midwest 28-Nov-17
midwest 28-Nov-17
ohiohunter 28-Nov-17
mattandersen 28-Nov-17
XbowfromNY 28-Nov-17
Jack Harris 28-Nov-17
HerdManager 28-Nov-17
Nick Muche 28-Nov-17
sticksender 28-Nov-17
LINK 28-Nov-17
LINK 28-Nov-17
carcus 28-Nov-17
Jack Harris 28-Nov-17
ohiohunter 28-Nov-17
Sage Buffalo 28-Nov-17
APauls 28-Nov-17
mattandersen 28-Nov-17
ohiohunter 28-Nov-17
molsonarcher 28-Nov-17
Jack Harris 28-Nov-17
t-roy 29-Nov-17
Genesis 01-Dec-17
Bou'bound 02-Dec-17
mattandersen 04-Dec-17
From: mattandersen
28-Nov-17

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Just wondering what score you all would give this buck?

From: mattandersen
28-Nov-17

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From: mattandersen
28-Nov-17

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From: Nick Muche
28-Nov-17
Gross low 130's and net mid 120s

From: mattandersen
28-Nov-17

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From: ohiohunter
28-Nov-17
He should break 140

From: XMan
28-Nov-17
High 130's net.

From: mattandersen
28-Nov-17

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this is the 161" buck I shot in 2016, I figured he was a 140" buck based on a few trail cam pics I had including this one..these bucks here in Ohio never have ground shrinkage. I was thinking the buck I posted was in the 150s..doesn't matter as I'm tagged out. Still nice to get pics of bucks like this!

From: ohiohunter
28-Nov-17
161?? Who measures your deer? I got a few that need a some extra inches!

Unless there is something I'm not seeing in this picture, not a chance in Hades.

From: mattandersen
28-Nov-17

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something you're not seeing...lol that's my point. Pics don't do justice sometimes

From: mattandersen
28-Nov-17

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From: mattandersen
28-Nov-17
the guy who scored him is a Ohio Big buck scorer

From: Nick Muche
28-Nov-17
That's a great buck Matt, most anyone would be pleased with him! I don't see a 160" deer though. Either way, that doesn't matter. Having fun shooting bucks is what it's about and you have that figured out!

From: midwest
28-Nov-17
Matt, I scored a buck very similar to your 1st cam pic buck above only it had a longer G4 on the right side. 23" main beams, bases were 5-0, 4-7, and carried good mass the rest of the way. Longest tine was 9-5, split brows, spread was 16-2. It grossed just over 153".

In your second cam pic, the right side tines are angled right towards the camera and makes them look shorter than they are. I think this one would easily gross in the upper 140's.

If he survives to next year, he will be a fantastic buck...good luck!

From: midwest
28-Nov-17

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Here's a pic of the one I'm talking about.

From: ohiohunter
28-Nov-17
That extra tine isn't suppose to be part of the gross on a typical score sheet, it is a 100% deduction. If you're scoring it non typical then yes it is added. I'm still a little hard pressed to see 160, inside spread go about 20"???

Have you tried measuring it yourself?

From: mattandersen
28-Nov-17
Thanks for the comments guys, not trying to debate my 161" buck, was just saying that trail cam pics can be deceiving. Don't care about net scores either. I think the buck that's still alive will score in the 150's easy. Just my opinion. If he makes it till next year, he'll be a slammer for sure!

From: XbowfromNY
28-Nov-17
Can you post the score sheet of that 161" buck? I just can't add it up.

From: Jack Harris
28-Nov-17

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This is close up of buck Matt is asking about. Having hunted this property several times and taking two 10 pt bucks off it - for some reason they always appear bigger on the ground than they do on trail cam. I think this buck has a total of around 154 inches. Heavy bases and a lot of bone overall.

From: HerdManager
28-Nov-17
I'd say about 155" - 160". He's a giant.

From: Nick Muche
28-Nov-17
Much better photo!

Based on that, 150s gross and high 30s net is my guess. Nice damn buck either way!

From: sticksender
28-Nov-17
Shooter buck....mid 150's gross would be a good guess.

I believe for most people, when they cite "gross score" in conversation, they're talking about a total of all the measurements with no symmetry deductions and including all measurable abnormal points.

From: LINK
28-Nov-17

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156 give or take 3”. This one is 158 with a 14.5 inside spread. Very similar deer, yours is a bit wider but g4 on his right is weak.

From: LINK
28-Nov-17
On another note, nets are for fishing and have no business in hunting or scoring critters. I’m

From: carcus
28-Nov-17
145-148"

From: Jack Harris
28-Nov-17
What is eating at me is that I sat the stand (stand I hung in 2015) all day before Matt got that picture near it. The next day this buck shows for the first time all season 4pm while I was nearly a mile away shooting a mid 130s 10 point. Bittersweet? Perhaps just a little bit no complaints had a great week of hunting

From: ohiohunter
28-Nov-17
Sticksender... I agree with your statement, but when you have an official scorer score your deer the gross will not include those points.

From: Sage Buffalo
28-Nov-17
140-145

From: APauls
28-Nov-17
Pictures definitely have the ability to add or subtract inches that is for sure!

From: mattandersen
28-Nov-17
Ohiohunter dude relax man...I had my buddies friend who is an Ohio big buck scorer unofficially score him as we caped him out. He came up with 161" gross. I could give a rats ass about net.

From: ohiohunter
28-Nov-17
I'm cool as a cucumber Mr Anderson, just pointing out a fact that some may not know. But to be clear, an official scorer unofficially scored your deer.. is what you're saying.

Ever hear of the Kontras buck? I've heard its score was grossly inflated, never seen it in person to judge.

From: molsonarcher
28-Nov-17

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This one was 149 gross and 145 3/8 net. The one in your photo appears bigger.

From: Jack Harris
28-Nov-17
Ohiohunter I unofficially scored Matt’s 2015 buck since I was there when he shot it at 154” total inches. The same official sorer came up with same number as I. I wasn’t there for 2016 to see the 161 as I was with Kelly Harris. I saw the mount recently and that 161 measurement looks spot on to me. (Again just total bone without any deductions). To take a dump on someone’s post and say “no chance in hades” just make u sound like a pompous arrogant a$$. Did somebody piss in your Cheerios this morning? I am sure given your handle that you have been blessed to hunt a great Big buck state all your life and probably have a wall full of much bigger bucks that have been officially “netted down” to their true P&Y worth. Good for you!

From: t-roy
29-Nov-17
Congrats on a great deer Matt.

From: Genesis
01-Dec-17
I got the buck you started the thread about at 158...... those "Leaners" i.e. Angled tines will sneak by ya.

From: Bou'bound
02-Dec-17
that thing is what matt says or he would not have said it. why debate facts with the fact holder. foolish.

From: mattandersen
04-Dec-17
Thanks guys..I checked out of this thread a while ago. I don't comment/post as much as I used to due to stuff like this. I do appreciate those that didn't piss in my cheerios! haha Jack you da man!

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