Mathews Inc.
Ontario Buck
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Cheesehead Mike 01-May-18
APauls 01-May-18
Boreal 01-May-18
APauls 01-May-18
Duke 01-May-18
Cheesehead Mike 01-May-18
Cheesehead Mike 01-May-18
Grunter 01-May-18
yooper89 01-May-18
SD BuckBuster 01-May-18
LINK 01-May-18
yooper89 01-May-18
LINK 01-May-18
yooper89 01-May-18
SD BuckBuster 01-May-18
LINK 01-May-18
Rut Nut 01-May-18
grubby 01-May-18
t-roy 01-May-18
ohiohunter 01-May-18
grubby 01-May-18
ohiohunter 01-May-18
Cheesehead Mike 01-May-18
deerslayer 01-May-18
W8N4RUT 01-May-18
cath8r 01-May-18
SD BuckBuster 02-May-18
ohiohunter 02-May-18
grindersonly 02-May-18
DuggaBoy 02-May-18
ohiohunter 02-May-18
elk yinzer 02-May-18
grindersonly 02-May-18
LINK 03-May-18
01-May-18

Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
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Rompola Buck
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Rompola Buck
Anybody see this buck shot in southern Ontario, Canada?

Looks like this buck might be an offspring of the Rompola buck...

Ears are kind of droopy too...

From: APauls
01-May-18
That's crazy! Which area in southern Ontario? Southern Ontario is 1,000 miles across width wise. Interested if it came relatively close to where Rompola hunted.

From: Boreal
01-May-18
Chatham-Kent area.

From: APauls
01-May-18
Ha ha, Oh man, and the intrigue only grows...right on the Michigan border...

From: Duke
01-May-18
Nice, Mike, you little pot stirrer! Just when the Mitchy boy thread cooled down you stoked 'er up! Very similar built rack, however Mitch's has some serious inches on it on the g3s and g2s.

Pat needs to work on an exclusive with Mitch. I would absolutely enjoy hearing that interview. "Mitch Tells All."

01-May-18

01-May-18
I hear ya Duke, maybe the Ontario hunter should have given him another year or two...?

From: Grunter
01-May-18
Oh geez Mike this thread will blow up again. You're right though, that buck is like a twin. Wonder if this guy would take the 20k for a x-ray??

From: yooper89
01-May-18
Need X-rays stat! No deer has ever had droopy ears like that. Fake news!

01-May-18
WOW<< That is crazy! The G4s even kick out in the same way Mitch's buck does!

From: LINK
01-May-18
No deer has horns: EDIT seasonal bone structures, that come off the head that flat. Because I can’t shoot a deer that big I’m crying foul.

From: yooper89
01-May-18
Link, no deer has horns, period.

Boom roasted.

From: LINK
01-May-18
What term would you use?

From: yooper89
01-May-18
Antlers.

Slow day at the office today for me.

01-May-18
Antlers.. They are Antlers!! The horn thing drives me crazy too. Antlers fall off each year and grow again. Horns are on a cow and do not fall off and re grow. Period.

The more we can educate on this the smarter the hunting community will be/sound. sheesh.

From: LINK
01-May-18

LINK's embedded Photo
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What is an antler? This is what Webster has to say. Maybe I could just call it a rack. ;)

Personally I don’t like using the word antler. It makes me feel like some tofu eating city slicker that’s talking about the branched horns on a reindeer. ;) Either way who cares, besides you two horny policeman. :)

From: Rut Nut
01-May-18
VERY interesting! ;-)

From: grubby
01-May-18
I think anyone who tries to make themselves look smart or someone else look dumb by correcting them on the antler/horn thing makes themselves look like a jack ass. We all know what someone is talking about when they say horns.

From: t-roy
01-May-18
What about a pronghorn?! They shed the sheath each year!

From: ohiohunter
01-May-18
I agree grubby, but I think we all know its a joke here, other places... yeah. If I or anyone is corrected in my presence I immediately know someone thinks they're too big for their britches.

I'll reiterate the droopy ear deal, its not so much that the ears droop, it is the dorsal part of the ear bud and where it looks like it is attached. Look at Romps left ear, it looks like dang near an inch below the eye... it looks like it had a stroke. Then compare it to the legit deer, you can clearly see the point of attachment is above the eye.

From: grubby
01-May-18
the Ontario buck looks awesome..... the other one.... well

From: ohiohunter
01-May-18

ohiohunter's embedded Photo
ohiohunter's embedded Photo
Or maybe I'm just thrown off by mitch's ears???

Notice the bottom of the right ear looks to be in line with the top of the left ear, or is it just me that sees this?

01-May-18

Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
What about this one? I watched him shoot it on the video and it's ears were drooping when it was alive...

Couldn't the buck with the biggest rack in the world also have the droopiest ears in the world, or the widest skull/pedicles in the world...? I once watched a video by an elk expert/biologist who said that elk pedicles spread and widen due to the heavy rack as a bull matures. Couldn't a freakishly large whitetail do the same thing?

You're comparing the ears of the Rompola buck to the ears of other "normal" bucks when clearly nothing about the Rompola buck is "normal". I'm not saying that the Rompola buck is legit, but if it is, it is clearly a freak and you might not be able to compare anything about it, including ears, gonads, etc. to any other buck that lived...

Also, the right ear on the Rompola buck might have hung lower if it wasn't resting on the deer's neck...

From: deerslayer
01-May-18
I 2nd the Bowsite exclusive with Mitch! I would love to listen to that!

That Ontario buck is awesome.

From: W8N4RUT
01-May-18
And all this time I thought everyone was talking about Mitch’s ears!! Y’all been talking about the deer this whole time?? :)

From: cath8r
01-May-18
Chatham and North about 100 miles from east to west is a real sleeper band for whitetail genetics. Maybe 10% of the big deer are entered into any kind of book.

02-May-18
Correct. Pronghorn loose their sheath.. But it's not an antler or a horn. Just use the right word guys and nobody will have a problem :) So, if you want to get technical you can read below.

The horn sheath of the Pronghorn is different from either the antlers of deer or the true horns of cattle or Bison. Antlers are shed annually and are made of bone. True horns are never shed and are made of compressed hair (keratin) growing on a bony core. The horn sheath of a Pronghorn is a little of both. Pronghorn www.gpnc.org/pronghor.htm

With that said, I think Mitch's deal is real and the floppy ears has nothing to do with it being fake. It is not uncommon to have floppy ears after a deer has been dead a while. We've all seen it.

From: ohiohunter
02-May-18
Do you have a better picture? Even at that terrible angle the top of the left ear butt is in line w/ the deer's eye, Romps is way lower. Sure it could be chalked up as an anomaly but with all the controversy and secrecy it makes it that much more suspicious. As for the pedicle spread, I'm indifferent and wouldn't hang my hat on that argument, but I haven't handled a fraction of the deer Gordon Whittington has.

From: grindersonly
02-May-18

grindersonly's embedded Photo
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Look at those droopy ears, does anyone want to pay me 20k to get an xray on it?

From: DuggaBoy
02-May-18
No, but I'd gladly pay 20k to watch you get that out of there solo without a truck, ATV, or deer cart!

From: ohiohunter
02-May-18
hahaha.. Dugga, I'll give you $20 for a copy of that video

From: elk yinzer
02-May-18
An impressive animal no doubt, but a lot of air in that measurement. I don't like how the scoring systems value spread.

From: grindersonly
02-May-18
Was able to drive the truck right to him fortunately.

From: LINK
03-May-18

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I’ve seen guys that haven’t killed anything over 130” pass deer like this 160 because they wanted something 18-20” wide. Smh
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I’ve seen guys that haven’t killed anything over 130” pass deer like this 160 because they wanted something 18-20” wide. Smh
I think the width measurement is fair. I’ve seen guys pass on 160” deer because they were only 14-15 inches wide. I try to explain if they were 19” it would only add 4” to the score, maybe add beam length if indeed they were longer but that’s not a given.

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