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Contributors to this thread:
Ambush 28-Oct-23
Zbone 28-Oct-23
deerhunter72 28-Oct-23
Glunt@work 29-Oct-23
wildwilderness 29-Oct-23
DanaC 29-Oct-23
midwest 29-Oct-23
scentman 29-Oct-23
Supernaut 29-Oct-23
Treeline 29-Oct-23
buckeye 29-Oct-23
PECO2 29-Oct-23
TGbow 29-Oct-23
t-roy 29-Oct-23
4nolz@work 29-Oct-23
Zbone 29-Oct-23
KsRancher 29-Oct-23
Missouribreaks 29-Oct-23
Ambush 29-Oct-23
drycreek 29-Oct-23
Zbone 29-Oct-23
t-roy 29-Oct-23
Corax_latrans 29-Oct-23
Corax_latrans 29-Oct-23
Ambush 29-Oct-23
Nick Muche 29-Oct-23
deerhunter72 29-Oct-23
Treeline 29-Oct-23
Jaquomo 29-Oct-23
Zbone 30-Oct-23
njbuck 30-Oct-23
ki-ke 31-Oct-23
Aspen Ghost 31-Oct-23
Wymuley 31-Oct-23
Beendare 31-Oct-23
From: Ambush
28-Oct-23

Ambush's embedded Photo
It’s bigger than it looks.
Ambush's embedded Photo
It’s bigger than it looks.
My hunting partner and another measurer just scored this buck.

It was shot in 1940 in southern BC and hung in a garage for fifty years. A non hunter got it and thinking it was pretty cool got it mounted and it spent another thirty plus years hanging in a garage. He died and it was donated from the estate to the biology department of our local university. It would be the ninth biggest buck recorded in the province.

Only one not so great pic, but any guesses on the score?

From: Zbone
28-Oct-23
WOW... Gonna go out on a limb and say 268-3/8" NET...8^)))

From: deerhunter72
28-Oct-23
Wow! No idea, but I’ll say around 230”.

From: Glunt@work
29-Oct-23
It's OK, but I prefer bucks with mass and character ;^)

29-Oct-23
It looks plenty big!

From: DanaC
29-Oct-23
"It's OK, but I prefer bucks with mass and character ;^) "

Some guys just can't give 'em another year ;-)

From: midwest
29-Oct-23
No idea on the score but a crazy cool buck! Are you hunting the rut this year, Rod?

29-Oct-23
He’s probably got 60-70” of mass alone

From: scentman
29-Oct-23
That is one pretty Muley mount! The "borax" buck. ;0)

From: Supernaut
29-Oct-23
No idea on the score but that's a dandy!

Probably a lot of giants hanging in barns or sheds that will never get scored.

From: Treeline
29-Oct-23
Wow! Awesome buck for sure!

Really hard to tell from the picture, but I would guess him at 265-270”, maybe more with all the NT inches and one hell of a solid typical frame.

From: buckeye
29-Oct-23
Very cool deer, I'm no good at score guessing but I'd say 240.

From: PECO2
29-Oct-23
Barn find, how cool! I'll guess 236 1/2"

From: TGbow
29-Oct-23
What a monster

From: t-roy
29-Oct-23
Using the tried and true WAG method, I come up with 256”, or 650.24 centimeters.

From: 4nolz@work
29-Oct-23
I have a big whitetail buck with a steel Michigan 1945 tag on it I always wondered about the back story

From: Zbone
29-Oct-23
"WAG method"...Huh, what's that?

From: KsRancher
29-Oct-23
Wild ass guess :)

29-Oct-23
That is a nice one.

From: Ambush
29-Oct-23
Troy, that's a pretty good inch to metric perversion you did there! But being a barefoot yokel probably helps with the counting :)

Zbone: WAG = wild ass guess.

Midwest, I will be hunting all of November again or until a Muley dies. Cams on the trails show a few younger bucks taking a mild interest the does. The mature bucks will soon be cruising the inventory but it's very hit and miss on catching them on a cam. Lots of times they only show up once and never again, sometimes pop in and out over a couple of weeks and occasionally one will hang out for a few days. That's what makes it exciting, a big buck from several miles away could just randomly show up in the middle of the day! The only thing that's certain is that anything can happen with these mature, nomadic rutters.

From: drycreek
29-Oct-23
Troy, I prefer the S. W. A. G method, it puts the scientific into the wild ass guess ! Using that method I scored him at BIG & GNARLY !

From: Zbone
29-Oct-23
WAG = wild ass guess... I like it...8^)))

From: t-roy
29-Oct-23
Rod…..I’m glad I did all my ciphering before this cold front hit. Frostbitten toes can cause adding errors.

29-Oct-23
WAG - Wild Ass Guess

SWAG - Scientific Wild Ass Guess

SEWAG - Semi-Educated Wild Ass Guess

SEWAGE - Semi Educated Wild Ass Guess Estimate. Buy yeah… Sewage. As in a steady stream of crap.

29-Oct-23
And yeah, that’s a helluva nice buck. Only measurement that matters to me is how far my eyes pop out of my head, and…. Yeah. Biggun!

From: Ambush
29-Oct-23
The buck measured 258"

That country boy is going to have to start his own educational channel. Westrum's WAG's has a nice ring to it.

From: Nick Muche
29-Oct-23
Damn Troy! Nice work!

Great find Rod!

From: deerhunter72
29-Oct-23
Dang! T-roy nailed it with that WAG method. Very impressive buck for sure.

From: Treeline
29-Oct-23
Awesome buck!

From: Jaquomo
29-Oct-23
That long pencil tine on the right base added about 10" to the NT score. Amazing it didn't break off. Fantastic buck and a helluva find!

From: Zbone
30-Oct-23
Dang, I missed it by 10-3/8 inches...8^)

From: njbuck
30-Oct-23
wow what a buck!

From: ki-ke
31-Oct-23
How’d ya do that Troy?! Quite the find. What a deer….

Looking forward to your annual Muley hunt Rod!

From: Aspen Ghost
31-Oct-23
It would have been a nice one if only they had let it grow another year.......

From: Wymuley
31-Oct-23
Stunning animal. That would be the pinnacle of my hunting career... and them some!

From: Beendare
31-Oct-23
Awesome animal

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