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Big 8 pointers
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Contributors to this thread:
Michael 15-Oct-22
WV Mountaineer 15-Oct-22
Bowboy 15-Oct-22
t-roy 15-Oct-22
deerhunter72 15-Oct-22
Bou'bound 16-Oct-22
DanaC 16-Oct-22
Inshart 16-Oct-22
greg simon 16-Oct-22
Hunts_with_stick 16-Oct-22
Michael 16-Oct-22
fastflight 16-Oct-22
drycreek 16-Oct-22
t-roy 16-Oct-22
Michael 16-Oct-22
Catscratch 16-Oct-22
Shug 16-Oct-22
t-roy 16-Oct-22
deerhunter72 16-Oct-22
Shug 16-Oct-22
Michael 16-Oct-22
Shug 16-Oct-22
JL 16-Oct-22
Hackbow 16-Oct-22
Iowa booner hunter 16-Oct-22
Bowfinatic 16-Oct-22
fdp 16-Oct-22
Slate 16-Oct-22
Zim 17-Oct-22
Zbone 17-Oct-22
scentman 17-Oct-22
Huntiam 17-Oct-22
Huntiam 17-Oct-22
GhostBird 17-Oct-22
WYelkhunter 17-Oct-22
t-roy 17-Oct-22
deerhunter72 17-Oct-22
deerhunter72 17-Oct-22
JL 17-Oct-22
Grey Ghost 17-Oct-22
Bake 17-Oct-22
Michael 17-Oct-22
Bowfinatic 17-Oct-22
deerhunter72 17-Oct-22
bowhunt 17-Oct-22
x-man 17-Oct-22
M.Pauls 17-Oct-22
M.Pauls 17-Oct-22
bumpinblaze4x4 17-Oct-22
bumpinblaze4x4 17-Oct-22
Buck Watcher 17-Oct-22
GhostBird 17-Oct-22
EmbryOklahoma 17-Oct-22
t-roy 17-Oct-22
Zim 18-Oct-22
Zbone 18-Oct-22
Bowfinatic 18-Oct-22
Zbone 18-Oct-22
Bowfinatic 18-Oct-22
fastflight 18-Oct-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 18-Oct-22
ROUGHCOUNTRY 18-Oct-22
JL 18-Oct-22
GhostBird 18-Oct-22
bigeasygator 18-Oct-22
JL 18-Oct-22
tobywon 18-Oct-22
APauls 18-Oct-22
Shiras42 18-Oct-22
ki-ke 18-Oct-22
t-roy 18-Oct-22
t-roy 18-Oct-22
Zbone 19-Oct-22
Bowfinatic 19-Oct-22
t-roy 19-Oct-22
Zbone 19-Oct-22
Pat Lefemine 19-Oct-22
t-roy 19-Oct-22
Zbone 19-Oct-22
molsonarcher 19-Oct-22
molsonarcher 19-Oct-22
Zbone 19-Oct-22
goyt 19-Oct-22
fran 19-Oct-22
Scott/IL 19-Oct-22
deerhunter72 19-Oct-22
Bowaddict 19-Oct-22
Thornton 19-Oct-22
Patdel 19-Oct-22
Patdel 19-Oct-22
Patdel 19-Oct-22
Cheesehead Mike 20-Oct-22
Cheesehead Mike 20-Oct-22
Cheesehead Mike 20-Oct-22
WH1974 20-Oct-22
ki-ke 20-Oct-22
Zbone 20-Oct-22
t-roy 20-Oct-22
Bake 20-Oct-22
Zbone 20-Oct-22
bigeasygator 20-Oct-22
EmbryOklahoma 20-Oct-22
Swampbuck 20-Oct-22
Swampbuck 20-Oct-22
Swampbuck 20-Oct-22
skull 20-Oct-22
labxtreme1. 20-Oct-22
Hackbow 23-Oct-22
T-rex 24-Oct-22
T-rex 24-Oct-22
Keadog 24-Oct-22
P&Y400 26-Oct-22
Zbone 17-Nov-22
Zbone 17-Nov-22
Zbone 17-Nov-22
deerhunter72 17-Nov-22
cnelk 17-Nov-22
cnelk 17-Nov-22
cnelk 17-Nov-22
t-roy 17-Nov-22
bigswivle 17-Nov-22
deerhunter72 17-Nov-22
Two dogs mobile 17-Nov-22
Old School 17-Nov-22
KsRancher 17-Nov-22
Rob in VT 17-Nov-22
LOSTNwoods 20-Nov-22
Tracker 20-Nov-22
Mule Power 20-Nov-22
From: Michael
15-Oct-22

Michael's embedded Photo
Michael's embedded Photo
Who here is a fan of big 8 pointers?

Well check out this 8 pointer Wade Robinson shot in Iowa. They say it goes 188. Not sure how much of that is stickers and that drop tine.

15-Oct-22
That would work.

From: Bowboy
15-Oct-22
Stud of a buck!

T-Roy probably passes on them:)

From: t-roy
15-Oct-22
Yep…..all those stickers makes it too hard to dust the mount….Knarly lookin buck, for sure!

From: deerhunter72
15-Oct-22
Wowza! Gotta love those big 8’s

From: Bou'bound
16-Oct-22
Gorgeous deer

From: DanaC
16-Oct-22
Dang that's huge, but most of us would shoot him for being so ugly ;-)

From: Inshart
16-Oct-22
Very nice "Typical 8" with extras. NO insult there that I can see!

From: greg simon
16-Oct-22
Wow!!! Congratulations to Wade.

Here in Arkansas that is a 27 point!!!

16-Oct-22
Agree, not an 8 pointer

From: Michael
16-Oct-22
Some see all the sticker points and drop time. They then add up all points and that’s what the deer is.

While others over look the stickers and drop tine and focus on the 8 point frame.

From: fastflight
16-Oct-22
Although that is technically a base 8 I picture something cleaner looking than that if I am going to call it an 8 pointer.

From: drycreek
16-Oct-22
Them I-oh-way boys got some big bucks. Give him another year !

From: t-roy
16-Oct-22
It’s gonna be scored (if it does get officially scored) as a typical mainframe 8 point, with a bunch of nontypical points. Looks like it has plenty of nontypical inches to qualify as a nontypical, as well. I would describe it exactly that way, if I was explaining it to a friend. The typical aspect of the frame looks to not have many side to side deductions, as well.

From: Michael
16-Oct-22
Another interesting thing about the deer is they say it was a clean 8 point frame last year and they had him at 140’s. Pretty good jump in 1 year of total inches.

From: Catscratch
16-Oct-22
I call those an "8 with trash (or stickers) and a drop". If it had a main point broken off I would call it a "broken up 8".

Whatever you call it I think it's an amazing buck! Very cool!

From: Shug
16-Oct-22
t-Roy exactly why you never see the majority of tv guys officially score animals… It’s just easier to say 200” when it’s 185 if ya don’t have it verified…

Beautiful buck either way… but not 188” 8 point…

From: t-roy
16-Oct-22
Any other views of the buck, Michael? My guess would be that the typical part of the rack would tally somewhere in the mid-150s, possibly a touch better. Hard to tell on the beam length, from the pic. I wouldn’t be passing on him unless I knew he was a younger deer. Lots of character on him.

EDIT: …..we were typing at the same time, Shug. I agee. I’m not seeing 188”, unless he has several additional points on the back side of the bases/beams.

From: deerhunter72
16-Oct-22
I do think “mainframe” 8 is a more appropriate term for this buck. I have a good friend who killed a non typical 220” mainframe 8 that had matching 12” drop tines and a bunch of other “trash”. This is a very impressive buck no matter what you call him!

From: Shug
16-Oct-22
t-Roy exactly why you never see the majority of tv guys officially score animals… It’s just easier to say 200” when it’s 185 if ya don’t have it verified…

Beautiful buck either way… but not 188” 8 point…

From: Michael
16-Oct-22
T - Roy I can look if need be. I just seen the video the Drurys did on You tube of the deer and found that pic to post here.

I was thinking if the deer had a total of 188 it didn’t have much over 30” of stickers and that drop tine. That would put the frame in the high 150’s. To me an 8 that is over 150 is big. If I remember right they said the deer was 6.5 years old. To each there own.

From: Shug
16-Oct-22
t-Roy exactly why you never see the majority of tv guys officially score animals… It’s just easier to say 200” when it’s 185 if ya don’t have it verified…

Beautiful buck either way… but not 188” 8 point…

From: JL
16-Oct-22

JL's Link
Looks like that Wade fella likes to post up his deer pics. He has few decent ones.

From: Hackbow
16-Oct-22
Definitely a great 150's 8pt if he cut off the other points. I'd call it a 16(+?) pt and measure every single 1/8". Nets are for fish. ;o)

16-Oct-22
I glad he’s got long arms

16-Oct-22
Looks like a 188"to me Such a cool looking buck Agree would add a main frame 8pt as the descriptor Congrats to Wade that's a hammer

From: fdp
16-Oct-22
That ain't an 8 point.

From: Slate
16-Oct-22
Beautiful animal

From: Zim
17-Oct-22

Zim's embedded Photo
Zim's embedded Photo
Definitely not an 8 pointer. But here is one. My legit IL public land 8 pointer from 2014. The passenger side nub is <1” so not score-able. Grossed 162” P&Y.

From: Zbone
17-Oct-22
Beautiful animal, many congrats to the hunter!

Speaking of scoring basic main frame 8-points, I think there is only a handful of true clean 4x4s in B&C, but there are gobs of 5x4s where the G4 is a wash...

17-Oct-22
Great deer Zim, nice taxidermy work too

From: scentman
17-Oct-22
Yes Zim, great mount!

From: Huntiam
17-Oct-22

From: Huntiam
17-Oct-22
Still ain’t saw a 8 pointer on this whole thread . Zim c’mon that’s an inch

From: GhostBird
17-Oct-22

GhostBird's embedded Photo
GhostBird's embedded Photo
Here is a true 8 point, Alabama buck. Not a giant, but made P&Y book, 129 1/8.

From: WYelkhunter
17-Oct-22
Very cool buck and a great one to shoot, but Even with all the non-typical points I don't see that deer going 188. I am coming up with low to mid 140's for typical 8 score. and there are not that many inches of non-typical score. He is really long arming in the pic and the camera is really close to the deers head so that makes it very hard to accurately tell.

From: t-roy
17-Oct-22

t-roy's embedded Photo
t-roy's embedded Photo
Here’s a nice 11 pointer I shot several years ago. I took it down to the Deer Classic and had it officially scored………Ironically, they scored it as a typical 8 pointer….Go figure!

BTW. It’s the one on the right….

From: deerhunter72
17-Oct-22
Zim, that's a great looking mount. Great mass and tine length. Looks to be just almost a 9 pt.

From: deerhunter72
17-Oct-22
t-roy, great looking mounts. I don't see an 8 pt rack though! Guess I don't know enough about official scoring regs.

From: JL
17-Oct-22
For you scoring folks......at what point or deciding factor does a rack become defined as typical or non-typical?

From: Grey Ghost
17-Oct-22
I'd call the buck in the OP a main frame 8 with a bunch of extra stickers and a drop tine. Not that it matters what you call it. It's still one helluva buck.

Matt

From: Bake
17-Oct-22
It's a main frame 8 with trash and a drop. I have no problem calling it that to hunters who know what I'm talking about and understand.

If I was describing it to a non-hunter I'd call it a 20 pointer. But I try to never talk hunting with non-hunters. Just ticks me off. "You could deer hunt off my back porch." "I killed one with a car." Hardy-har-har-har. . . . . I'm going to just start saying "You obviously don't get what drives me. And I don't want to talk to you anymore."

From: Michael
17-Oct-22
That’s where I was going with this thread. I have always been impressed with big 8 point frames.

I am with the guys that see an 8 point frame with a bunch of stickers and drop tine.

This deer just adds to the “they tend to trash up when they get some age on them.”

17-Oct-22

Bowfinatic 's embedded Photo
Here is a "true 8" for you'all
Bowfinatic 's embedded Photo
Here is a "true 8" for you'all
I would still consider Wade's a main frame 8 Mine officially scored 169 6/8"

From: deerhunter72
17-Oct-22
My word Bowfinatic, now that is a true 8 pt! Seems like I remember reading a thread about that deer. Congratulations again

From: bowhunt
17-Oct-22
Looks like at least an 11 pointer to me!

I'm a western guy so not sure how you describe whitetails. I always thought it was just a total of all the scoreable points.

Cool buck

From: x-man
17-Oct-22
The OP's picture is a main-Frame 8 with "Non-Typical" points and a drop. I don't call it a sticker if it's longer than 1". At least that's the way I was taught to measure, but, I'm not an official measurer so...

From: M.Pauls
17-Oct-22

M.Pauls's embedded Photo
M.Pauls's embedded Photo
Some gorgeous bucks on here. I’ve had the pleasure of hunting some “big 8s” as you mericans call em. This one ended up getting poached on my land. I have his dead head, and it scores within an inch of his sheds

From: M.Pauls
17-Oct-22

M.Pauls's embedded Photo
M.Pauls's embedded Photo
One year later, this was within an hour of being shot with a rifle in an archery zone off the road

17-Oct-22

bumpinblaze4x4's embedded Photo
bumpinblaze4x4's embedded Photo

bumpinblaze4x4's Link
Shot this guy in 2010, as a 9 (split brow) he scored 164", 162" as an 8. 27" beams and over 40" of mass with both bases of 6 4/8 & 6 7/8. It's also on the magnus homepage

17-Oct-22

bumpinblaze4x4's embedded Photo
bumpinblaze4x4's embedded Photo
My other big 8 that scored 163" with a split G2, 161" as an 8. 24" inside spread.....wish i had shot him with my bow though!

From: Buck Watcher
17-Oct-22

Buck Watcher's embedded Photo
Buck Watcher's embedded Photo
8 point on right: 142 3/8 - 20" inside spread - 6 1/2 years old. (Left buck 170 5/8 Gun.)

From: GhostBird
17-Oct-22
Some mighty fine 8 pointers guys.

17-Oct-22

EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
This was my biggest 8 point (okay 7, broken brow) :) SE Oklahoma and tooth aged at 6.5 yrs.

Probably the most satisfying deer I’ve killed, because of the hunt, and the way it all transpired. Big 8’s are cool!

From: t-roy
17-Oct-22

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t-roy's embedded Photo
Here’s another EIGHT POINTER, with some trash. Dressed 245 lbs.

From: Zim
18-Oct-22
"Still ain’t saw a 8 pointer on this whole thread. Zim c’mon that’s an inch."

No it's not. Was measured & entered by P&Y scorer at 7/8". I would not have posted it in this thread otherwise. Photos can be deceptive.

From: Zbone
18-Oct-22
Dang Bowfinatic, that buck just missing B&C by 2/8" validates how big a true 4x4 has to become a Booner...

M.Pauls - What did that poached dead head score?

18-Oct-22

Bowfinatic 's embedded Photo
On the hoof
Bowfinatic 's embedded Photo
On the hoof

From: Zbone
18-Oct-22
Dang, shame, buck deserves to be a Booner...

By chance, did they age him?

18-Oct-22
I didn't He was 5 or 6 We had been following him for 3yrs

From: fastflight
18-Oct-22
Couple of incredible 8 pointers on this thread. Thanks for sharing.

18-Oct-22

MA-PAdeerslayer's embedded Photo
MA-PAdeerslayer's embedded Photo
152 3/8 - Massachusetts - Dressed 198 on a very old rickety scale…he was definitely 200 on a digital scale I’d say

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
18-Oct-22

ROUGHCOUNTRY's embedded Photo
ROUGHCOUNTRY's embedded Photo
Here's my best archery whitetail kill that's a " what if " big 8-point frame. Southwest Kansas buck with 26 inch beams, 6 inch plus bases, 14.25 inch G2's and grosses over the magic 170 mark. However, the flyer/fork on his left G2 and the in-line/non-typical G4 on his right antler keep his net score just below 170.

From: JL
18-Oct-22
Nice bucks above!

Maybe we need a 10+ thread......

From: GhostBird
18-Oct-22
... or maybe a 6 point thread...................

From: bigeasygator
18-Oct-22
t-roy, hang in there and stay with it bud...maybe one day you'll kill a big whitetail...

From: JL
18-Oct-22
A 6pt thread works too....

From: tobywon
18-Oct-22

tobywon's Link
We already had a 6-pt thread in the past, there were more non-6 pointers than there were actual 6-pointers posted it seems. Kind of comical. See link.

From: APauls
18-Oct-22
Love me some big 8's!!! But in Canada we call em 4x4's. My biggest grossed 158 if memory serves. 14" G2's, 21+ spread and unreal mass helped him.

From: Shiras42
18-Oct-22
I don't see any "8 pointers". I see a lot of nice 4x4s. :)

I have a 150ish" 4x4 from a few years ago. Can't seem to find the picture right off hand.

From: ki-ke
18-Oct-22
T...roy What was that bucks name? Biggie somethin or other, I'm guessing. You get rather creative with naming your boys...what a stinkin' tank.

From: t-roy
18-Oct-22
Hey ki-ke! Haven’t seen you on here for awhile! Good to see you on here again, brother!

Actually nicknamed that guy “Harley” (Fatboy) Only had a couple of pics, and one sighting of him, before I killed him on Halloween morning. The pics were taken with one of the old style 35mm trail-cams. He was a big bodied rascal, for sure. His body kinda made his rack look a bit smaller that it really was. He grossed 163”. Biggest bodied whitetail I’ve ever killed.

I’ve got one on camera that I think would possibly go 260-275 dressed. Unfortunately, he would probably only score 130” or so. His nickname is, of course, “Fat Bastard” ;-)

From: t-roy
18-Oct-22

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Fat Bastard
t-roy's embedded Photo
Fat Bastard

From: Zbone
19-Oct-22
Another basic 5x4 appears on a 4x4 thread...8^)))

Bowfinatic - Curious, your huge 4x4, is that the same buck, different year you posted over on the 6-point thread? If so, his rack change configuration a bit... Thanks,,,

19-Oct-22
Negative zbone that buck was from 10 years ago. He changed between a 6 and 7 point. I killed the 8pt last year

From: t-roy
19-Oct-22
I think he identifies as an 8, zbone…

From: Zbone
19-Oct-22
Thanks, Bowfinatic...

No t-roy, he's a 5x4 with the G4 a wash as stated in my post above: "Speaking of scoring basic main frame 8-points, I think there is only a handful of true clean 4x4s in B&C, but there are gobs of 5x4s where the G4 is a wash..."

The point I was trying to make was hoping to view some nice true clean basic main frame 4x4s (small stickers okay) , but every time a thread like this comes up, people post main frame 5x4s... Oh well, so much for 4x4s...

From: Pat Lefemine
19-Oct-22

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Here’s a big one from Connecticut of all places!

I killed him the following year

From: t-roy
19-Oct-22
Zbone….I posted the pic of Fat Bastard to show the size of his body. I’m fully aware that he’s a typical 9 pointer.

From: Zbone
19-Oct-22
Ahhh, 5X4 Pat...8^)))

From: molsonarcher
19-Oct-22

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molsonarcher's embedded Photo

From: molsonarcher
19-Oct-22

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molsonarcher's embedded Photo
I killed this one in 2015 148 and change gross 145 and change net

From: Zbone
19-Oct-22
Speaking of main frame 5x4s, I think it was the Hole-in-the-Horn buck's official score was changed when panel judged as a main frame 5x4 dropping it from number 1 to number 2 in B&C... I think that's how it went, but my memory ain't so good anymore...8^)))

From: goyt
19-Oct-22

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goyt's embedded Photo
This 8 is clean which is unusual for our area, 24 1/4" inside, 159 3/4"

From: fran
19-Oct-22

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fran's embedded Photo
Here's my best 8-pointer taken in Rhode Island.

From: Scott/IL
19-Oct-22

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Scott/IL's embedded Photo
Cat and mouse game with the biggest 8 I ever had the chance to chase back in 2012. Only laid eyes on him once, but there was too much brush for a shot. He was killed by a neighbor about a mile away during the gun season. Can’t confirm, but was told he scored 162”.

From: deerhunter72
19-Oct-22
Man Scott! Long tines!!

From: Bowaddict
19-Oct-22

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Bowaddict 's embedded Photo
My best 8, does have the stickers. Nebraska public, 159 2/8 and 149 net.

From: Thornton
19-Oct-22

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Thornton's embedded Photo
My 2011 public land, 40 yard,rifle kill. Scored in the 160"s. The left g2 is 15". My taxidermist said if his points were straight up, instead of angled inward, he'd be the biggest 8 point he'd ever seen.

From: Patdel
19-Oct-22

Patdel's embedded Photo
Patdel's embedded Photo
Bowfinatic that is an awesome 8 pointer.

Could never catch up to this guy. The drop tine was only there the last year he showed up. Never a daylight pic.

From: Patdel
19-Oct-22

Patdel's embedded Photo
Patdel's embedded Photo
Patdel's embedded Photo
Patdel's embedded Photo
Never scored, but i was incredibly happy with this buck.

From: Patdel
19-Oct-22
What is interesting now that i think about it...both of those bucks were on the same farm at the same time. One i had multiple pictures of and never actually saw him. The one i killed had zero pics and killed first time i saw him on 11/1.

20-Oct-22

Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
My biggest 8.

20-Oct-22

Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
This is my heaviest buck, 255 pounds field dressed and also an 8 point. I'm 5'11", 200# in this pic for perspective. I hung him upside-down in my garage with a 10' ceiling, his hooves were touching the ceiling and his nose was touching the floor. This is the kind of bucks northern Wisconsin produced before wolves wiped them out.

20-Oct-22

Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
Cheesehead Mike's embedded Photo
I had this nice 8 on my property for a couple years but I never caught up with him.

From: WH1974
20-Oct-22

WH1974's embedded Photo
WH1974's embedded Photo
My 2020 buck

From: ki-ke
20-Oct-22
T....roy

I'm here all the time! You dont pay attention. I LOVE Fat Bastard! That 8 you posted looks like he was a fawn eater in his later years for sure. No other way to pack on that kind of poundage. What a critter. Please send some current photos when you get a chance and updates on the ones you didnt kill last year....

Hope all is well!

From: Zbone
20-Oct-22
Wow, you guys killed some dandy 8-points, CONGRATS!

With these 8-point and 6-point threads main beam 4x and 3x antlers, have a question for measurers - On a 4 point main beam, there are 5 circumferences' measured, right? One between base and brow, one between brow and G2, one between G2 and G3, and since there is not a G4, one halfway from tip to G3... Is this correct? And on a 3 point main frame, one between base and brow, one between brow and G2, and halfway from tip to G2 gets counted twice?

From: t-roy
20-Oct-22
Zbone…..You only get 4 circumference measurements per side, irregardless if it is an 8 pointer or a 10-12-14 etc pointer. I’m not certain about a 6 point, but I think you get four as well.

From: Bake
20-Oct-22
I am not a measurer. However, there are only 4 circumference measurements for each side. I believe this applies to all the deer, sheep, pronghorn, etc. 4 per side, always.

From: Zbone
20-Oct-22
Oops, I counted wrong... Yeah, 4 not 5, my bad... So a 3-point main beam one between base and brow, one between brow and G2, and halfway from tip to G2 gets counted twice... That counts 4...

Say on a big forky, one between base and brow (G1) , and the halfway from G1 brow to tip, multiplied 3 times... On a giant spike 8^)))), halfway from base to tip 4 times...8^)

From: bigeasygator
20-Oct-22

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bigeasygator's embedded Photo
I can’t tell if this guy should go in here or whether I also need to start a “Big 5 pointer” thread…ok, I couldn’t resist :)

20-Oct-22
Where’s the Big 4 point thread?

From: Swampbuck
20-Oct-22

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Swampbuck's embedded Photo
2019

From: Swampbuck
20-Oct-22

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Swampbuck's embedded Photo
On the wall

From: Swampbuck
20-Oct-22

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Swampbuck's embedded Photo
2022, going on the wall, not to shabby for FL deer

From: skull
20-Oct-22

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skull's embedded Photo
I’m not sure if this qualifies for a big 8, but my biggest 8

From: labxtreme1.
20-Oct-22

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labxtreme1.'s embedded Photo
Lots of big 8's that have more than 8 points on this thread! Here's my biggest clean 8

From: Hackbow
23-Oct-22

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Hackbow's Link
Just saw this on fb.

From: T-rex
24-Oct-22

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T-rex's embedded Photo
Playing cat and mouse with this guy now

From: T-rex
24-Oct-22

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T-rex's embedded Photo
Playing cat and mouse with this guy now

From: Keadog
24-Oct-22

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Keadog's embedded Photo
Keadog's embedded Photo
My best main frame 8.

From: P&Y400
26-Oct-22
So there was a question earlier on in this thread of what determines whether an official measurer will measure as a typical or non-typical. The rule for the Pope and Young club states that a whitetail deer must have 15” (5” for coues whitetail) of abnormal points to meet the requirements for non-typical and that if it meets that 15” threshold, then it must be entered as a non-typical.

From: Zbone
17-Nov-22

Zbone's embedded Photo
Zbone's embedded Photo
Was going through computer files looking for something else and came across this photo... It was over 20 years ago, (that's how far back I was into the files...8^)) and can't remember how I acquired the photo and don't have much info on it, only the year 2001, Hillsdale Co MI, highest scoring 4x4 at the time... I assume it was a gun kill... If correct, there has since been a least one another that scored higher...

From: Zbone
17-Nov-22

Zbone's embedded Photo
Zbone's embedded Photo
I assume this one is the top 4x4... Notes I had on it - the buck’s net score of 183-1/8 would rank as the largest 4x4 ever submitted to B&C... IL gun kill...

From: Zbone
17-Nov-22

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This is how impressive this monster was on hoof...

From: deerhunter72
17-Nov-22
I remember that IL gun kill well. Incredible buck.

From: cnelk
17-Nov-22

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My dad killed this 8 Pt back in the 70s up in N Minnesota. I had it remounted and it hangs in the local Sportsman’s Warehouse.

I’ve never scored it - any thoughts about what it would score?

From: cnelk
17-Nov-22

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17-Nov-22

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From: t-roy
17-Nov-22
Brad…..I’d guess around 125”, give or take a few inches.

From: bigswivle
17-Nov-22
Zbone, that thing doesn’t even look real. My lord

From: deerhunter72
17-Nov-22

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Article about the big IL 8 pt

17-Nov-22

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Here is a great 9 point in a terrible picture from many years ago. It scored as an 8 point. It went into P&Y at a little over 166. It grossed a little over 170. It was extremely symmetrical. It had the same number of inches on each side. It took 4 inches on one side and put it on a 9th point.

From: Old School
17-Nov-22

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Last years 8
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Last years 8

From: KsRancher
17-Nov-22
Two dogs mobile. I was curious if that was shot in Ks and if so, what county

From: Rob in VT
17-Nov-22

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WY 142” gross

From: LOSTNwoods
20-Nov-22

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My biggest 8 142” gross 138 3/8 net

From: Tracker
20-Nov-22

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Killed this nice eight this SEP.

From: Mule Power
20-Nov-22

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My biggest is an 8. Killed right out my back door. Never scored it. The beams are bladed. Wide and thick. Any guesses on the score? I’ve always been curious.

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