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It’s bigger than it looks.
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?
WOW... Gonna go out on a limb and say 268-3/8" NET...8^)))
Wow! No idea, but I’ll say around 230”.
It's OK, but I prefer bucks with mass and character ;^)
"It's OK, but I prefer bucks with mass and character ;^) "
Some guys just can't give 'em another year ;-)
No idea on the score but a crazy cool buck! Are you hunting the rut this year, Rod?
He’s probably got 60-70” of mass alone
That is one pretty Muley mount! The "borax" buck. ;0)
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.
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.
Very cool deer, I'm no good at score guessing but I'd say 240.
Barn find, how cool! I'll guess 236 1/2"
Using the tried and true WAG method, I come up with 256”, or 650.24 centimeters.
I have a big whitetail buck with a steel Michigan 1945 tag on it I always wondered about the back story
"WAG method"...Huh, what's that?
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.
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 !
WAG = wild ass guess... I like it...8^)))
Rod…..I’m glad I did all my ciphering before this cold front hit. Frostbitten toes can cause adding errors.
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.
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!
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.
Damn Troy! Nice work!
Great find Rod!
Dang! T-roy nailed it with that WAG method. Very impressive buck for sure.
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!
Dang, I missed it by 10-3/8 inches...8^)
How’d ya do that Troy?! Quite the find. What a deer….
Looking forward to your annual Muley hunt Rod!
It would have been a nice one if only they had let it grow another year.......
Stunning animal. That would be the pinnacle of my hunting career... and them some!