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P&Y- New WR Typical Velvet Mule Deer
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
BOHNTR 18-May-22
Treeline 18-May-22
LINK 18-May-22
BOHNTR 18-May-22
'Ike' (Phone) 18-May-22
Rocky D 18-May-22
goelk 18-May-22
elkmtngear 18-May-22
deerhunter72 18-May-22
Bearman 18-May-22
midwest 18-May-22
Novembermadman 18-May-22
BOHNTR 19-May-22
LWood 20-May-22
EmbryOklahoma 20-May-22
Ermine 21-May-22
JTreeman 21-May-22
drycreek 21-May-22
Lee 23-May-22
JSW 24-May-22
Lucas 24-May-22
BOHNTR 24-May-22
Rut Nut 25-May-22
From: BOHNTR
18-May-22
P&Y was finally able to verify this tremendous velvet mule deer.

https://pope-young.org/blog/9571/Mule-Deer-Coming-in-as-New-World-Record

From: Treeline
18-May-22
Beautiful buck!

From: LINK
18-May-22

LINK's Link

From: BOHNTR
18-May-22
Thanks, LINK!

18-May-22
Nice save Link! ;-) Jaw dropper…

From: Rocky D
18-May-22
What a tremendous animal!

Looks like someone also did a tremendous job on the mount!

From: goelk
18-May-22
Nice!

From: elkmtngear
18-May-22
Stellar job on that shoulder mount...what a buck!

From: deerhunter72
18-May-22
Very impressive!

From: Bearman
18-May-22
That's a giant.

From: midwest
18-May-22
Dream buck!

18-May-22
Unreal..... does anybody have a link to the hunter's story? Thanks for sharing Roy.

19-May-22
Wow! What a specimen.

Roy are there requirements or limits on how the velvet is preserved? is faux velvet allowed. Just wondering on the varying thickness at different stages of antler growth. And if Faux velvet is thicker.

From: BOHNTR
19-May-22
No sir. Only natural and preserved velvet is allowed.

From: LWood
20-May-22
Beautiful buck.

20-May-22

EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
Good lord, that's a beauty!

From: Ermine
21-May-22
What a giant! I have to ask why the 10 year wait?

From: JTreeman
21-May-22
They were waiting for the category to be invented.

—jJim

From: drycreek
21-May-22
I’m just surprised that Randy Ulmer didn’t kill it. ;-). Beautiful buck !

From: Lee
23-May-22
Said they just allowed the velvet category world record in 2021. Awesome deer

From: JSW
24-May-22
P&Y created a catagory for velvet antlerss to be included as records several decades ago. At the time, the Records Committee didn't think it was appropriate to have multiple world records for the same animal so they didn't allow velvet entries to qualify for world record. The theory at the time was that you are measuring around soft tissue and couldn't get an accurate enough measurement to do justice to the system.

More recently, some of the leadership within the organization felt it was unfair to request that velvet trophies be entered then not recognize them as a normal entry. Velvet entries have been treated like lessor trophies since we started accepting them. Not anymore.

Eventually, the Club did what I think is the right thing by allowing for WR's in hard horned and velvet entries.

When this buck was killed it was about 13" larger than the hard antlered WR at the time. Sometimes it takes a while but eventually we end up getting it right.

From: Lucas
24-May-22
There was a mountain Caribou in a similar situation many years ago (velvet entered much larger than the WR maybe bigger than the B&C record can't remember); will that be resurrected as well?

From: BOHNTR
24-May-22
Lucas:

Any/all velvet animals that are within the top 5 of their respective category must be panel measured for verification. This includes potential world records, of course.

Special panels like this one (panels outside the normal 2-year recording period) are for pending world records only. The remaining four animals (top 5) were invited to panel in Reno (2021) and will get one more opportunity (Reno 2023) to be verified. If they do not get paneled in 2023, they will be removed from the records program until they are verified.

Several top end velvet animals were sent in to panel in Reno 2021…..we are awaiting the remainder in 2023 to get all of them verified. Once 2023 panel is done, we will only be dealing with those animals entered in the next two-year recording period. Hope that makes sense.

From: Rut Nut
25-May-22
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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