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Contributors to this thread:
Mike Ukrainetz 27-Aug-23
Jeff Durnell 27-Aug-23
Jeff Durnell 27-Aug-23
HUNT MAN 27-Aug-23
Ambush 27-Aug-23
Bowfinatic 27-Aug-23
Murph 27-Aug-23
HDE 27-Aug-23
t-roy 27-Aug-23
KsRancher 27-Aug-23
LBshooter 27-Aug-23
Ambush 27-Aug-23
Kurt 27-Aug-23
LBshooter 27-Aug-23
SBH 27-Aug-23
Tilzbow 27-Aug-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 27-Aug-23
butcherboy 27-Aug-23
Treeline 27-Aug-23
Gib 27-Aug-23
Bowboy 27-Aug-23
boo711 27-Aug-23
molsonarcher 27-Aug-23
Jaquomo 27-Aug-23
Ron Niziolek 27-Aug-23
Nick Muche 27-Aug-23
Mike Ukrainetz 27-Aug-23
Treeline 27-Aug-23
MQQSE 27-Aug-23
Ambush 27-Aug-23
Buglemaster 28-Aug-23
bowhunt 28-Aug-23
Jaquomo 28-Aug-23
T-rex 28-Aug-23
whipranger 28-Aug-23
PECO2 28-Aug-23
buckeye 28-Aug-23
Grey Ghost 28-Aug-23
Mike Ukrainetz 28-Aug-23
Mike Ukrainetz 28-Aug-23
Bowfinatic 28-Aug-23
JohnMC 28-Aug-23
Ambush 28-Aug-23
fuzzy 28-Aug-23
Jaquomo 28-Aug-23
HUNT MAN 28-Aug-23
Treeline 28-Aug-23
Grey Ghost 28-Aug-23
t-roy 28-Aug-23
Grey Ghost 28-Aug-23
Mike Ukrainetz 28-Aug-23
Rackmastr 29-Aug-23
Mike Ukrainetz 29-Aug-23
Treeline 29-Aug-23
Kurt 29-Aug-23
Beav 29-Aug-23
Grey Ghost 29-Aug-23
APauls 29-Aug-23
Mike Ukrainetz 29-Aug-23
Bigfoot 29-Aug-23
HUNT MAN 29-Aug-23
Treeline 29-Aug-23
molsonarcher 29-Aug-23
t-roy 29-Aug-23
Nick Muche 29-Aug-23
Charlie Rehor 29-Aug-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 29-Aug-23
Bowfinatic 29-Aug-23
Yellowjacket 29-Aug-23
Native Okie 30-Aug-23
Native Okie 30-Aug-23
Rackmastr 30-Aug-23
t-roy 30-Aug-23
Mike Ukrainetz 30-Aug-23
Mike Ukrainetz 30-Aug-23
Mike Ukrainetz 30-Aug-23
Treeline 30-Aug-23
Bowfinatic 31-Aug-23
WYelkhunter 03-Sep-23
Mike Ukrainetz 03-Sep-23
27-Aug-23

Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Blake Luse from Montana
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Blake Luse from Montana

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Our first buck of the year! What’s it score, gross typical? We haven’t scored it yet. Should be doing it this evening I think. This is Blake’s 4th buck with us.

From: Jeff Durnell
27-Aug-23
Score. pfff

Just stop it.

Just hunt.

From: Jeff Durnell
27-Aug-23
Score. pfff

Just stop it.

Just hunt.

From: HUNT MAN
27-Aug-23
167 gross

From: Ambush
27-Aug-23
That’s a beauty!! Forks nice and some mass. Great buck all around. 176” gross as a velvet buck.

27-Aug-23
Outfitter score 175” :>)))

Sorry Mike couldn’t help it. I’ll stick with 172”

27-Aug-23
181

From: Murph
27-Aug-23
170”

From: HDE
27-Aug-23
160"

From: t-roy
27-Aug-23
177”

From: KsRancher
27-Aug-23
178

From: LBshooter
27-Aug-23
Who cares, it's a great trophy regardless of score.

From: Ambush
27-Aug-23
I like to know the score because it gives the pic much more context. Often a pic doesn’t do a buck justice.

From: Kurt
27-Aug-23
Really nice buck! 170 - 175 gross?? Congrats to the hunter and guide Mike!

From: LBshooter
27-Aug-23
Who cares, it's a great trophy regardless of score.

From: SBH
27-Aug-23
Yes! Thanks for the post Mike. 172”

From: Tilzbow
27-Aug-23
183 gross, 174 net

27-Aug-23
172

From: butcherboy
27-Aug-23
114

From: Treeline
27-Aug-23
Score don’t matter on that buck. Beautiful!

I will say gross at 174 4/8” and net of 167 3/8”…

From: Gib
27-Aug-23
175 nice buck

From: Bowboy
27-Aug-23
174

From: boo711
27-Aug-23
Beautiful buck!! Who cares what it scores

From: molsonarcher
27-Aug-23
Im in the 174” camp, and I cant wait to get there next year and get one for myself.

Great buck!

From: Jaquomo
27-Aug-23
Lots of tine inches with those back forks and decent G4s. And he isn't longarming the deer. +1. That's a 180 gross buck.

From: Ron Niziolek
27-Aug-23
175 gross

From: Nick Muche
27-Aug-23
168

27-Aug-23
Thanks for the guesses so far guys! Appreciate it.

Man, I wish score didn’t matter but for some reason people pay more for the chance at a higher scoring deer, weird? I’ve even heard of people waiting years to draw a tag in a unit where they could possibly get a higher scoring, older age class deer?

I know it should never be the measurement of the total success of your hunt but it’s sure more fun to get a big one! (Done legally and ethically of course.)

Score coming soon for those who care, it’s just for fun.

From: Treeline
27-Aug-23
Looking forward to the tale of the tape, Mike!

From: MQQSE
27-Aug-23
165.5

From: Ambush
27-Aug-23
Mike, can you post up Blake's bucks from the other three years?

I get a kick out of the guys that click on a title "What's it Score" and then post that they don't care about score and neither should you.

From: Buglemaster
28-Aug-23
Great buck! Lower 180’s. Congrats!

From: bowhunt
28-Aug-23
Has to be right around 180, less than 185

Huge backs

Really nice buck!

From: Jaquomo
28-Aug-23
Amending my guess to 177 gross.. looked at some scored bucks in the garage. It's a great deer! Congrats to Blake!

From: T-rex
28-Aug-23
800" :) Great buck & Congrats

From: whipranger
28-Aug-23
Even if you don’t care what it scores. The score is by far how we classify size/quality. If you tell someone you got a 5x5 Muley that could be anything from 130” too 230”.

From: PECO2
28-Aug-23
Nice buck.

From: buckeye
28-Aug-23
That's a biggun,, not just the headgear, I'd be interested in the weight.. looks huge. I'd say somewhere north of 180"

From: Grey Ghost
28-Aug-23
Good tine length, average mass and spread. I'm going with 170"-175"

Matt

28-Aug-23

Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
173 5/8 gross
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
173 5/8 gross
We were all pretty surprised that it came out any less than 180, and that was with the antlers in our hands! You can see our preliminary guesses in the top corner. I guess we suck at estimating scores sometimes.

But a great deer nonetheless! Who cares about score anyway, right?! Haha

Thanks again for all the guesses. Bowboy and molsonarcher nailed it at 174, with a few others very close or within their range of score.

28-Aug-23

Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
One perfect shot dropped the buck in his tracks too…
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
One perfect shot dropped the buck in his tracks too…

28-Aug-23
I'm taking credit since I guessed the same as you =) Beautiful buck

From: JohnMC
28-Aug-23
Wow what is the story on how that happened?

From: Ambush
28-Aug-23
I was wondering if it was a head shot by the blood trickling down in the pic.

A great buck and one to be happy with and proud of!!

From: fuzzy
28-Aug-23
115 (pounds of boneless meat)

From: Jaquomo
28-Aug-23
Not sure I'd call that a "perfect shot"...but great buck and it was recovered.

From: HUNT MAN
28-Aug-23
Agreed

From: Treeline
28-Aug-23
What Jaq said!

Great buck!

From: Grey Ghost
28-Aug-23
Looks more like a lucky shot to me. Glad you recovered him and congrats to the hunter.

Matt

From: t-roy
28-Aug-23
I’m guessing the …. in Mike’s comment designates that it was said in jest.

From: Grey Ghost
28-Aug-23
I think that goes without saying, Troy. I'd love to hear the details of that shot. I know sh!t happens. We've all been there.

Matt

28-Aug-23
Yep, shit happens. Bit of a long bomb, deer standing, launch, whack, four hooves in the air! The Rage broadhead really performed well though, the tip and blades were still sharp.

From: Rackmastr
29-Aug-23
I'd have guessed more just given the size of the bucks you get up there. Great buck though regardless of score like you said. Looking forward to what the season brings you guys up there this year Mike!

29-Aug-23

Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
What’s it score?
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
What’s it score?
Here’s another one we were lucky enough to get, father and son team effort! What’s it score? And for a bonus question how much total mass, with 4 mass measurements per side?

From: Treeline
29-Aug-23
Awesome buck!

That one is a lot tougher without some more angles to see what’s going on. Looks like a mid 190’s gross and might stick in the 190’s as a NT.

From: Kurt
29-Aug-23
160-165 gross???? Heck of a buck whatever he scores, and neat with the father and son there! Congratulations to them!

From: Beav
29-Aug-23
189 gross.

From: Grey Ghost
29-Aug-23
"Bit of a long bomb,

So it was a poke and a hope, eh? That's a shame. I'm glad it worked out, but I hope the hunter knows he may not be so lucky next time. I don't think I would have posted that skull shot pic.

Matt

From: APauls
29-Aug-23
Jeepers those are nice bucks!! The 2nd buck 188 gross? I can think of zero reasons not to post the skull pic and happy you did. Very interesting to see. Congrats on a couple whoppers Mike.

29-Aug-23
Classic Grey Ghost troll comment, meant only to inflame the thread, start an argument, and put the attention on him.

Now back to reality. I guess long bomb wasn’t the proper term to use. Blake practises frequently out to very long distances and he is quite capable of making a long shot under high pressure situations. He took a careful, calculated shot with a range found distance and it didn’t hit where he was aiming. “We’ve all been there”, someone once said…

Love to have some more guesses on the heavy buck? He’s only 21 inches outside spread.

From: Bigfoot
29-Aug-23
Two of us looking at the buck. Circumferences 45-48ish. Land closer to 48. Gross score - 187/191.

From: HUNT MAN
29-Aug-23
I think that buck will break 190.

190 5/8 gross.

I want one in a bad way!!

From: Treeline
29-Aug-23
Definitely a beautiful buck, Hunt! I really like him too.

Anyone would want either of those unless they were really jaded or had a lot bigger on the wall and a lot of time…

From: molsonarcher
29-Aug-23
Huntman, we are going to get a couple next year ;)

Im guessing 192 with 44” of mass.

From: t-roy
29-Aug-23
High 180s and 46” of mass measurements.

From: Nick Muche
29-Aug-23
"Huntman, we are going to get a couple next year ;)"

And I am gonna watch!

179

29-Aug-23
42” of mass

29-Aug-23
46 mass

191

29-Aug-23
187" 41" of mass

From: Yellowjacket
29-Aug-23
192-3/8”

From: Native Okie
30-Aug-23
188, 41 mass.

See you later this week, Mike.

From: Native Okie
30-Aug-23

From: Rackmastr
30-Aug-23
42" of mass and 184 gross. Having a tough time with the shorter beams and narrow spread, but he's got it in other spots for sure!

From: t-roy
30-Aug-23
Good luck, Aaron!

30-Aug-23

Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
194 5/8, 45 inches of mass!
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
194 5/8, 45 inches of mass!
Treeline/Tavis with the gross score win at mid 190’s and MA-PAdeerslayer/Nick winning the bonus mass question with a guess of 46 inches, 45 3/8 total if my math is correct? Hooray!!

We should have had a bonus question of what did the antlers weigh?! 9 lbs 12 oz with a small skull cap. Weigh a set of big antlers yourself and you’ll see how amazing that number is, an incredible deer. We are very fortunate to be able to hunt them.

Thank you to all participants of the “What’s it score?” game here on bowsite. Hopefully more to come…

30-Aug-23
Ryan and Charly Petersen were the lucky hunters, Ryan made the initial shot but it was a bit off and they had to try and get another arrow in him with another stalk. Dad, Charly was put as a spotter, blocker in case it didn’t work out. It didn’t and the deer went unexpectedly right to Charly. Charly was on a brush pile spotting with regrowth all around him. The deer suddenly popped up 10 yds away, Charly had no time to get his release out so he used his bare fingers at 10 yds! Made a great hit and down he the deer went. (Charly had an open tag too.)

30-Aug-23

Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Blake’s moose
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Blake’s moose
Blake got a moose too! Same distance shot as his muley, this time it was a perfect chest shot just to prove he can shoot. Big bodied bull, 600 lbs hanging meat weight. 40 inches wide.

From: Treeline
30-Aug-23
What an awesome buck!!! Congratulations to the hunters! Well done!

Solid moose as well!

31-Aug-23
Stupid big mass What a cool deer

From: WYelkhunter
03-Sep-23
Gray ghost isn't trolling .. you posted it was along bomb and that it was shot in the head..... the hunter was very lucky and my guess should not have even taken the shot. It was a shoot and hope situation and he got lucky as hell. People need to learn to pass on a shot no matter how bad they want the animal or if they have no time left to hunt.

03-Sep-23
Yep, Blake got lucky.

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