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Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Milhouse 27-Aug-20
Milhouse 27-Aug-20
Milhouse 27-Aug-20
Milhouse 27-Aug-20
Milhouse 27-Aug-20
TurboT 27-Aug-20
tkjwonta 27-Aug-20
Rocky D 27-Aug-20
greg simon 27-Aug-20
Rocky D 27-Aug-20
tkjwonta 27-Aug-20
hoyt-6190 27-Aug-20
wildwilderness 27-Aug-20
Treeline 27-Aug-20
Scoot 27-Aug-20
Grey Ghost 27-Aug-20
bowbender77 27-Aug-20
whipranger 27-Aug-20
LKH 27-Aug-20
JL 27-Aug-20
0hndycp 27-Aug-20
sticksender 27-Aug-20
Shug 27-Aug-20
whipranger 27-Aug-20
Jaquomo 27-Aug-20
BOHNTR 27-Aug-20
IdyllwildArcher 27-Aug-20
chukarchump 27-Aug-20
whipranger 27-Aug-20
Milhouse 28-Aug-20
JL 28-Aug-20
Jaquomo 28-Aug-20
Treeline 28-Aug-20
Treeline 28-Aug-20
From: Milhouse
27-Aug-20

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I got some pics of a a pretty decent mule deer while I was on a cow elk depredation hunt. I'm curious as to what muley hunters think he'd score.... I'm a whitetail guy.

From: Milhouse
27-Aug-20

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Another.

From: Milhouse
27-Aug-20
Another..... buck in question on the bottom, two he was with further up the ridge.

From: Milhouse
27-Aug-20

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Another..... I'm not sure what happened to the above picture.

From: Milhouse
27-Aug-20

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I'll try this one again.

From: TurboT
27-Aug-20
Beautiful deer. The front on pic is best for scoring this deer. I never trust judging mule deer from behind as they always look BIG going away. I’m not the best at scoring Muleys but have been around a lot of nice deer. He is probably 173” plus or minus 5”.

From: tkjwonta
27-Aug-20
Nice deep forks, decent width, pretty heavy. I'm with TurboT, maybe in that mid-170 range.

From: Rocky D
27-Aug-20
170, really! I am not a mule deer guy but I am thinking that he will push close to 190. I do get a little excited when I see a toad!

From: greg simon
27-Aug-20
I'm thinking mid 180's.

From: Rocky D
27-Aug-20
Greg, that may be more realistic.

From: tkjwonta
27-Aug-20
Since his antlers "tip" toward the inside it could be a bit deceiving how long those tines are, especially on the back forks. A couple extra inches on each of those could bump his score into the 180s or so. In any case, he's definitely big enough that I'd be shooting first and figuring out score later with a tape measure.

From: hoyt-6190
27-Aug-20
165-170”.

27-Aug-20
May gross close to 180, will net in the 170s

From: Treeline
27-Aug-20
Net in low 180’s

From: Scoot
27-Aug-20
I was thinking about 170, but I'd trust treeline's estimate a lot more than mine.

From: Grey Ghost
27-Aug-20
180-ish. Great fronts, average rears, good mass, and narrow spread.

I'd stick him.

Matt

From: bowbender77
27-Aug-20
170 ish.

From: whipranger
27-Aug-20
Greg, Treeline and Grey Ghost are definitely in the right area. He’s definitely in the 180”s. I can easily see see him grossing in 190”s

From: LKH
27-Aug-20
Here's a helpful tool. You can use 10-11" as the distance from the pedicle to the end of the nose. When you have pics it gives you a ruler to measure with.

From: JL
27-Aug-20
IMO...he might gross 175-180ish....maybe. The thick velvet plays tricks on your judgment, causes a halo effect and makes him look much bigger than what he is.

From: 0hndycp
27-Aug-20
Mid 170s

From: sticksender
27-Aug-20
Great mature buck. Can you hunt him?

From: Shug
27-Aug-20
Mid 80’s I think deep forks high 4’s

From: whipranger
27-Aug-20
Velvet only adds visually to mass which in reality gives little to nothing anybody who has scored anything knows. Mass while looking impressive gives shit to score it’s all in length. And this buck has good deep forks.

From: Jaquomo
27-Aug-20
I agree with whipranger. Going with upper 180s.

From: BOHNTR
27-Aug-20
That buck is well north of “170’s”!

27-Aug-20
Wouldn't be surprised if he green scored 190 gross. Those taller bucks with mass generally score well and are usually the ones I actually under estimate. Very nice looking buck.

27-Aug-20
What was the date that you took the pictures?

From: chukarchump
27-Aug-20

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Buck for comparison. This buck scores 178 2/8. I would guess the buck in the pix is a low 170's range.

From: whipranger
27-Aug-20

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This buck is 187” and built similar to the buck in question high and not very wide. The buck in question appears to be taller and better front forks

From: Milhouse
28-Aug-20
Idyllwild..... I took thoe pics around August 15-17.

From: JL
28-Aug-20
^....Buck for comparison. This buck scores 178 2/8. I would guess the buck in the pix is a low 170's range."

Chuk.....I concur....your example is exactly why I think you're 170's guess is in the ballpark. I have a similar muley that grossed 179 or 189 I think it was....I'd have to look to be sure....but ya, I agree with you.

From: Jaquomo
28-Aug-20
Check out Danny Farris's 200" buck in the last Bowhunter. Similar shape and frame, tall and narrow.

From: Treeline
28-Aug-20
He’s gonna gross in the 190’s. Has the beam, tine, and forks to cover that mark. A few deductions side to side and he will finish in the 180’s. Shooter buck.

From: Treeline
28-Aug-20
Would really like to know how many of the guys discounting whipranger’s call on that buck have held or scored 1/100th of the bucks over 180 inches in their hands that he has... They would certainly be considered experts if any such exist....

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