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Score and age this buck.
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
goyt 05-Dec-19
goyt 05-Dec-19
goyt 05-Dec-19
goyt 05-Dec-19
12yards 05-Dec-19
Guardian hunter 05-Dec-19
t-roy 05-Dec-19
Buckhunter 05-Dec-19
Screwball 05-Dec-19
BigOk 05-Dec-19
greg simon 05-Dec-19
Brian M. 05-Dec-19
wildwilderness 05-Dec-19
Kodiak 05-Dec-19
longbeard 05-Dec-19
M.Pauls 05-Dec-19
BR 05-Dec-19
badguybuster 05-Dec-19
HUNT MAN 05-Dec-19
RMhunter 05-Dec-19
Junior 05-Dec-19
Marty 05-Dec-19
Shawn 05-Dec-19
stick n string 05-Dec-19
Reid 05-Dec-19
stealthycat 05-Dec-19
stick n string 05-Dec-19
RK 05-Dec-19
TrapperKayak 05-Dec-19
relliK reeD 06-Dec-19
SD BuckBuster 06-Dec-19
tembow 06-Dec-19
Norseman 06-Dec-19
Tony 06-Dec-19
JohnMC 06-Dec-19
Schmitty78 06-Dec-19
Jack Harris 06-Dec-19
TSJ 06-Dec-19
deaver25btb 07-Dec-19
bighorn 07-Dec-19
deerslayer 07-Dec-19
APauls 07-Dec-19
shooter 08-Dec-19
Ghost425 08-Dec-19
Roger that 08-Dec-19
goyt 09-Dec-19
goyt 09-Dec-19
deerhunter72 09-Dec-19
goyt 09-Dec-19
RMhunter 09-Dec-19
goyt 09-Dec-19
deerhunter72 09-Dec-19
goyt 09-Dec-19
goyt 09-Dec-19
ARROWONEPY 09-Dec-19
goyt 09-Dec-19
goyt 09-Dec-19
deerhunter72 09-Dec-19
T Mac 09-Dec-19
Jack Harris 09-Dec-19
goyt 09-Dec-19
deerhunter72 09-Dec-19
goyt 09-Dec-19
Kodiak 09-Dec-19
goyt 09-Dec-19
Kydeer1 09-Dec-19
Junior 09-Dec-19
BigOk 09-Dec-19
deerhunter72 09-Dec-19
Jack Harris 09-Dec-19
goyt 16-Dec-19
Zbone 16-Dec-19
t-roy 16-Dec-19
goyt 16-Dec-19
t-roy 16-Dec-19
RMhunter 19-Dec-19
goyt 19-Dec-19
RMhunter 19-Dec-19
goyt 19-Dec-19
RMhunter 21-Dec-19
Slate 21-Dec-19
stealthycat 21-Dec-19
goyt 23-Dec-19
midwest 23-Dec-19
TrapperKayak 23-Dec-19
goyt 23-Dec-19
Pat Lefemine 25-Dec-19
goyt 27-Dec-19
Jack Harris 27-Dec-19
goyt 27-Dec-19
From: goyt
05-Dec-19

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I shot this buck this year in Ohio on 10/17/2019. If anyone wants to take a crack at guessing his score and age take a shot at them. Later on I can add his weight and inside spread if you would like some aids. I scored him by these pictures prior to shooting him so I know how close I came and I am interested on how well others will do.

From: goyt
05-Dec-19

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From: goyt
05-Dec-19

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From: goyt
05-Dec-19

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From: 12yards
05-Dec-19
6.5, 149 7/8

05-Dec-19
5.5. 157

From: t-roy
05-Dec-19
I’ll guess 4.5 and a touch over 160”. Looks like he’s at least 24” inside and I’m thinking he’s wider than that. Great 8 pointer, goyt!

From: Buckhunter
05-Dec-19
Great buck!!! 161 6.5 years old

From: Screwball
05-Dec-19
150 4.5 yr old

From: BigOk
05-Dec-19
5.5. 162 3/8

From: greg simon
05-Dec-19
6.5 years, 155"

From: Brian M.
05-Dec-19
5.5, 159 2/8

05-Dec-19
score- big enough! age- old enough! Congrats on a great buck.

From: Kodiak
05-Dec-19
4.5 --150ish

From: longbeard
05-Dec-19
6.5 and 148 3/8”

From: M.Pauls
05-Dec-19
26-27”? Yikes he’s wide

From: BR
05-Dec-19
He scored 153 he is 26.5 inches wide. He was a very nice 4.5 year old and he weighed in around 190 depending on when you killed him.

From: badguybuster
05-Dec-19
How the hell did that critter walk through the woods!!!

From: HUNT MAN
05-Dec-19
148 gross 6.5. Years old. Big frame..

From: RMhunter
05-Dec-19
5.5 year old and 156"

From: Junior
05-Dec-19
4.5...152

From: Marty
05-Dec-19
6.5 and 151 Great buck!

From: Shawn
05-Dec-19
152" and 5.5 I would say 24"s wide and dress 186#s. Shawn

05-Dec-19
158” 6.5

From: Reid
05-Dec-19
164, 5.5, field dressed at 203 lbs and wide for any type of deer.

From: stealthycat
05-Dec-19
157 1/2 " age could be 3 to 17 nobody can tell by photo's on ages of deer, 244 live weight

05-Dec-19
I defintely saying older than 3 and younger than 17. Fur sure....;^)

From: RK
05-Dec-19
167. 6.5

From: TrapperKayak
05-Dec-19
I'll go with 4.5yo, 153", 25" inside, and 180# dressed.

From: relliK reeD
06-Dec-19
He is a dandy. 146 and 185 dressed. 5.5 years old, 25" spread

06-Dec-19
26.5 Spread. 153". 4.5 years old

From: tembow
06-Dec-19
161 - 7yrs old 24" wide 4 wheel drive

From: Norseman
06-Dec-19
5.5, 171”, 186 #s dressed

From: Tony
06-Dec-19
152 gross

From: JohnMC
06-Dec-19
It really shows how different angles in pictures can change how big they look. If you showed me just the first or last picture. By guess would be 30" apart. I'd guess low 150's

From: Schmitty78
06-Dec-19
150 3/8’s and 4.5 years old. Great buck!!

From: Jack Harris
06-Dec-19
160" gross, 5.5 years old, dressed 215lbs.

From: TSJ
06-Dec-19
158, 7.5

From: deaver25btb
07-Dec-19
145” 4.5 year old

From: bighorn
07-Dec-19
147 4.5 yrs

From: deerslayer
07-Dec-19
153" gross - 6.5

From: APauls
07-Dec-19
147 gross and 6.5 years is my guess. Great bucks and congrats!!!!

From: shooter
08-Dec-19
6.5 years old and 149"

From: Ghost425
08-Dec-19
7 1-2 year old, 156 gross and 235#s on the hoof is my guess. He has a tank of a body, plus deer generally don’t get that wide with brow tines that big in 3 or 4 years, so I have a feeling that deer is a little older than the general consensus so far.

08-Dec-19
2yr old. Good genetics

From: goyt
09-Dec-19

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Thank you to those who sent congratulations and thank you to everyone that participated. I will provide some additional information. Here is a picture that I think is this buck in 2017.

From: goyt
09-Dec-19

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Here is a picture of this buck in 2018

From: deerhunter72
09-Dec-19
I came up with 154 but that seems low so I’ll go 161”, 24” inside, 5.5 years old and way over 200lbs field dressed. Congratulations on a great trophy!

From: goyt
09-Dec-19

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Here is a photo where he fell.

From: RMhunter
09-Dec-19
Congrats goyt that's a beautiful buck, I'm wondering what those mainbeams taped out at. I took my best buck to date last year in Ohio that was 25" inside and had 30" mainbeams and your buck looks similar. Good job

From: goyt
09-Dec-19
Although it may not be apparent from the 2017, 2018 and 1019 pictures he grew a lot each year in both body an antlers. I saw him live in 2017 and 2018 and gave him a pass. He just did not look mature. I guessed him at low 140s gross in 2018. He put on a lot of weight and bone between 2018 and 2019. I think at he was 3 1/2 in 2017 and 5 1/2 this year.

Jack Harris was the closest to his dressed weight at 215# but still a little low. He tipped the scale at 220# with his hooves just touching the floor. I think we had almost no weight on the floor but we did not have enough room to lift him higher.

Give me a day or so on the score. I have a very rough score and I need to either redo it myself or have him officially scored. The drying period is over 12/16 and there is a scorer near me. Feel free to revise your estimates. The field picture above may make him look a little bigger than he is due to the angle but it is hard to take a picture that makes him look small at least to me.

From: deerhunter72
09-Dec-19
Gives us a clue on the inside spread!

From: goyt
09-Dec-19

From: goyt
09-Dec-19
Inside spread is 24 2/8"

From: ARROWONEPY
09-Dec-19
151

From: goyt
09-Dec-19

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From: goyt
09-Dec-19
Above is the best picture I have for size as I am right on top of the buck which gives good perspective. There is a black dot 6-8" in front of the top of the front leg. That is where the arrow came out. It broke off before the buck could bleed and closed up. The arrow went in on the right side behind the shoulder. Hard quarterly away shot at 25 yards and the only one I was going to get. He know that something was wrong and was leaving.

From: deerhunter72
09-Dec-19
I was close on the 24” inside. I’ll stick with 161”. What an awesome 8 point! Congratulations again.

From: T Mac
09-Dec-19
Great buck congrats!

From: Jack Harris
09-Dec-19
so I may have to go up from 160 knowing he is 24" inside spread which makes his beams longer than I figured. Still hard for an 8pt to break 150, let along 160, and hitting 170 is even rarer... BUT..... Ok - 171 5/8 gross... Awesome buck and congratulations

From: goyt
09-Dec-19

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Jack, You are right that it is hard for an 8 to break 150". I get 155 7/8 " gross and 153 4/8" net. Here is the score sheet. I had guessed him at 150" net from the pictures but I was off on almost everything! I had the points too long and the beams and spread to short but my errors averaged out to get me within 3 4/8". Regardless what he scores, I think that he has a lot of WOW power and I am extremely happy to have gotten a shot at him. His mass going all the way to the tip of his points is pretty neat.

From: deerhunter72
09-Dec-19
Goyt, that is awesome! Very symmetrical rack with very few deductions. I should’ve stayed with the 154” I came up with;)

From: goyt
09-Dec-19
RM Hunter and Ghost425 both had him at 156" which is darn close. There are a number of guys that got close to what I scored him. Of course his official score will be different. I certainly struggled to put a score on an 8 point with that type of spread and mass from pictures. Without knowing his body size it is tough IMO.

That for all of the kind words.

From: Kodiak
09-Dec-19
Great deer, congrats.

From: goyt
09-Dec-19
deer hunter, I had to smile when I saw your first post. When I showed people a picture and answered their question on the score with about 155" gross and 153" net more than half told me that he had to go over 160". I always wanted to get an 8 which would make Buckeye Big Buck which is 140"so I am pleased.

From: Kydeer1
09-Dec-19
Tine length is lacking on him obviously or he'd easily been 160. Either way a stud of a deer congrats to you

From: Junior
09-Dec-19
Very nice deer! Congratulations!

From: BigOk
09-Dec-19
Great buck, congrats

From: deerhunter72
09-Dec-19
goyt, a big, clean, and very wide typical 8 has always been on my bucket list! Doubt that I’ll ever get one like that. Good on you for passing him on him a few times to let him get to where he got.

From: Jack Harris
09-Dec-19
shoulda stuck with 160 - less embarrassing! lol. What the hell do I know? Great buck regardless

From: goyt
16-Dec-19
One last update. I had the buck officially scored tonight and I was off by about 3". I wanted to be a little conservative but that is embarrassing. I had the main beams both short by 4/8" for a total of 1". Ended up I should have measured the G-1s from the front instead of the back because of the way they curved. I had them short by 6/8" for another 1 4/8". The official score is 159 4/8" gross and 156 4/8" net. Can I stretch it to call it a 160" 8 point?

Thanks for participating. I do not think that anyone needs to be concerned about their estimates seeing that I was off by 3 5/8' on the gross score when I measured him!

From: Zbone
16-Dec-19
Beautiful buck, many CONGRATS!!!

From: t-roy
16-Dec-19
Great buck, goyt! Love those big 8 points.

BTW.... I wasn’t off by much. What do I win?? ;-)

From: goyt
16-Dec-19
t-roy, a huge basket of satisfaction! Zbone, thanks. He came from Coshocton county.

From: t-roy
16-Dec-19
Wow! Do you need my mailing address, or can you just text that to me! ;-)

From: RMhunter
19-Dec-19
I guessed 156" so I will close. Definitely a stud of a 8pt. Congrats on a great deer

From: goyt
19-Dec-19
RMHunter you were close as were a lot of guys. Brian M was the closest at 159 2/8" and I agree with his 5.5 for age. Brian was within 2/8"! t-roy and Jack Harris were both at 160" which is within 4/8"! Seeing that there are 8 length measurements if you are off by 1 2/8"' each that is 10". If you are off by 5/8" each that is 5"! There are 8 mass measurements. Looking at the diameter if you are off by 3/8" the mass measurement is off by over an inch or a total of over 8". If you are off by 3/16" each that is still over 4". I am impressed with how well everyone did. Thank you for the congratulations.

From: RMhunter
19-Dec-19

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Here is my 2018 Ohio buck which was also 25" inside, they grow them big up there

From: goyt
19-Dec-19
Very nice! Congratulations. What did he score?

From: RMhunter
21-Dec-19
193" gross 11pt

From: Slate
21-Dec-19
Not as big as yours Jacko

From: stealthycat
21-Dec-19
he has as much "wow" factor as any buck anybody could have on the wall

for those who love wide bucks, this one is their dream !!!

From: goyt
23-Dec-19
Thanks for the kind comments. Now I have to figure out what kind of a mount to get. I am thing about a pedestal mount so that he can be close to eye level. I have some mounts higher on the wall and the viewing distance and angle distracts from them.

From: midwest
23-Dec-19
Fantastic buck...congrats!

From: TrapperKayak
23-Dec-19
goyt, I was gonna say around 160" Great looking buck, that's a helluva set of goal posts in the first pics!!!

From: goyt
23-Dec-19
Thanks guys.

From: Pat Lefemine
25-Dec-19
What county did you get him in?

From: goyt
27-Dec-19
The buck was shot in Coshocton County. Pm me if you want to discuss the area.

From: Jack Harris
27-Dec-19
“ Thanks for the kind comments. Now I have to figure out what kind of a mount to get. I am thing about a pedestal mount so that he can be close to eye level. I have some mounts higher on the wall and the viewing distance and angle distracts from them.”

I am considering a pedestal mount as well for my giant 10. Odds of me shooting a 168” buck again are slim in NJ or any state for that matter. Want to do something different.

From: goyt
27-Dec-19
Jack, I have a 10 that nets 168"+ and I have taken him down to clean. He looks so much bigger sitting on the floor. Congratulations on a beautiful buck! I saw the picture on your thread>

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