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Show me some P&Y minimum bucks
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
TEXASWOODS5 08-Aug-16
TEXASWOODS5 08-Aug-16
BOHNTR 08-Aug-16
BOHNTR 08-Aug-16
IdyllwildArcher 08-Aug-16
Jaquomo 08-Aug-16
TEXASWOODS5 08-Aug-16
BOHNTR 08-Aug-16
Jaquomo 08-Aug-16
BOHNTR 08-Aug-16
IdyllwildArcher 08-Aug-16
EmbryOklahoma 08-Aug-16
MBMule 09-Aug-16
TEXASWOODS5 09-Aug-16
Mathewsshooter1 10-Aug-16
TEXASWOODS5 10-Aug-16
BOHNTR 11-Aug-16
Jaquomo 11-Aug-16
TEXASWOODS5 11-Aug-16
wildwilderness 11-Aug-16
TEXASWOODS5 11-Aug-16
Longshaft 11-Aug-16
Longshaft 11-Aug-16
Longshaft 11-Aug-16
SBH 11-Aug-16
fubar racin 11-Aug-16
fubar racin 11-Aug-16
TEXASWOODS5 11-Aug-16
IdyllwildArcher 11-Aug-16
fubar racin 11-Aug-16
Surfbow 11-Aug-16
BOHNTR 11-Aug-16
Surfbow 12-Aug-16
BOHNTR 12-Aug-16
APauls 12-Aug-16
Backstraps 12-Aug-16
Bucksnort32 09-Sep-16
Beav 09-Sep-16
dnovo 09-Sep-16
Rob in VT 10-Sep-16
Rob in VT 10-Sep-16
Drnaln 10-Sep-16
Drnaln 10-Sep-16
TEXASWOODS5 10-Sep-16
From: TEXASWOODS5
08-Aug-16
I'm heading to New Mexico in 3 weeks to chase mulies if you have them I would love to see pictures of bucks that would be right at minimum to give me an idea Thanks

From: TEXASWOODS5
08-Aug-16
does anyone have pictures they would like to share

From: BOHNTR
08-Aug-16

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Here's one that officially netted 146 and some change that my hunting partner arrowed:

From: BOHNTR
08-Aug-16

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Another hunting partner's 146" net mule deer:

08-Aug-16
Roy's first picture is a great one. Note the mass of the main beams and the depth of the forks on the G2s. Eye guards help if making book is important.

If you're comfortable with the difference between a 2 and 3 year old whitetail, then you're 1/2 way there. As with whitetail, if you shoot a 2 year old, it's probably not going to make book. If you shoot a 3 year old, there's a good chance it's going to make book. The bone that both species grow is similar at 2 and 3 years old. Two year old mule deer will catch your eye, but not jump out at you. You'll be questioning their size right off the bat.

Ask yourself is killing a mature mule deer or a "book" mule deer is what you want. There's some really big 3x3s (even forkies) that are great deer and mature, but won't make the book. Either way, you'll know him when you see him, just like whitetail.

From: Jaquomo
08-Aug-16

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Bucks that net in the mid 140's come in all shapes and sizes.

Like Idyllwild suggests, don't worry about score, if one looks "big enough" to you, shoot him.

From: TEXASWOODS5
08-Aug-16
Thanks guys down in Texas where i live deer are the size of dogs. ;) I mean seriuosly 120 lbs live wieght and a 3 year okd that scores 110 is big

From: BOHNTR
08-Aug-16

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From: Jaquomo
08-Aug-16
I've passed up some cool bucks when I was chasing scores, that I now regret not shooting. Like an old forky that was 30" wide, and a 3x3 that was all of 34".

From: BOHNTR
08-Aug-16

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08-Aug-16
"I mean seriuosly 120 lbs live wieght and a 3 year okd that scores 110 is big"

Then small headgear is going to look even smaller on a bigger bodied deer.

A P&Y class mule deer is actually a pretty big deer. The first time you see one, you'll chit your pants. Unless you're not ok with a 135-145 inch deer, then you have nothing to worry about because you'll know.

08-Aug-16
Cool thread. Gives me a gauge as well. I hope I can kill my first mule deer like one of those above or bigger, in a couple weeks. :)

From: MBMule
09-Aug-16

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Looks like I'm a member of the 146 Club. This one officially scored 146 1/8" Pope and Young.

From: TEXASWOODS5
09-Aug-16
I think I'm going to hold out for a 180+ ;)

10-Aug-16

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Over 200 inches

From: TEXASWOODS5
10-Aug-16
thanks Brandon that more like what im looking for. I remeber many years ago helping out at cba banquets with you. How are you doing?

From: BOHNTR
11-Aug-16

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Either one of these would fit your 180" bill....:)

From: Jaquomo
11-Aug-16
Ah geez, Brandon and Roy. Now you went and done it; you ruin't him. I have that big buck disease and don't shoot some bucks I should shoot and be thrilled with...

Hopefully Texaswoods will find one like that!

From: TEXASWOODS5
11-Aug-16
if im blessed with one like that i will let y'all know for sure

11-Aug-16

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If you haven't killed a muley yet I wouldn't pass a P&Y buck unless you have some amazing private land, limited tag, or just don't care to tag out.

Here is one that will go just over 180" gross if that's what you are looking for :)

From: TEXASWOODS5
11-Aug-16
Yes that would be be great!! Years ago I did see the largest typical buck I've ever seen up there.I guessed he would have been close to boone and crockett.

From: Longshaft
11-Aug-16

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Here is a buck that is right at the minimum

From: Longshaft
11-Aug-16

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Here is another that missed by 1 inch

From: Longshaft
11-Aug-16

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Here is 1 that grossed exactly 180 P&Y and Neted 173 P&Y official

From: SBH
11-Aug-16
Keep em coming if you got em! More pics of PY min appreciated. Helps to see em for those of us who aren't as experienced. Thanks for sharing

From: fubar racin
11-Aug-16

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Where would y'all put this buck?

From: fubar racin
11-Aug-16

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From: TEXASWOODS5
11-Aug-16
I'd put that buck at 118

11-Aug-16
Regarding the buck above, there's a huge difference if that picture was taken on July 1 or July 31, etc, as to what he'll score come opening morning.

From: fubar racin
11-Aug-16
Mid July I was calling him a 120 but never taken bigger than a fork horn before so I'd be happy with him. He was the second smallest buck I seen on my scouting trip though.

From: Surfbow
11-Aug-16

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From: BOHNTR
11-Aug-16

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Here's another....

From: Surfbow
12-Aug-16
Roy, is that last one an Eastern Sierras buck?

From: BOHNTR
12-Aug-16
Yes

From: APauls
12-Aug-16

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Pretty sure this one grossed mid 140's so most likely netted just shy of P&Y minimum. I can't really remember the score :/ Sorry it's not a definite this or that, but it is right there.

From: Backstraps
12-Aug-16

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Hope I posted the right pic...been awhile.

164"...160"...270"...145"...118"

ALL Green Gross.

You decide what's what.

From: Bucksnort32
09-Sep-16

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Never had this officially scored but I think he's around 172, I get to wake up every morning with him, 33 tall 28 wide, not real good fronts on him. But nice buck for Montana

From: Beav
09-Sep-16

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145 6/8"

From: dnovo
09-Sep-16

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What about this one? SW Colorado

From: Rob in VT
10-Sep-16

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Here is a 191" gross my daughter ended up taking.

From: Rob in VT
10-Sep-16

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The after pic.

From: Drnaln
10-Sep-16

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These both gross 206 & net a bit over 200.

From: Drnaln
10-Sep-16

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155 gross & nets 152. Short tines!

From: TEXASWOODS5
10-Sep-16
Thanks to everyone who has posted pictures it's been great looking and hoping for one. I got back today from my hunt with no venison but had a great time.

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