Always amazes me how antlers can grow so large in such a short time. You probably could have watched his antlers grow while he fed in August lol. Anyone know if it was a trad kill or compound? Anyone have a guess how much that rack is worth if it's a record?
For those who don’t know Rex is referring to the Johnny King Buck who looked like would beat Milo Hansons buck for the world record typical. The panel scoring at BC determined it was a non typ because of two points share a common base.
A common base point does not subtract from score…If it’s a true common base it’s essentially scored as two different points like the other side … The problem could possibly be that a point doesn’t originate from the top and outside edge of the main beam … that’s what stipulates a regular point
Shug, totally true. Pics arent the best to judge it, but looking at the g2/3 in the photo, it appears to have enough mass/flaring at the bases to make the classic figure 8 for common base determination disappear part way down.
Zbone- Most of the pictures taken that contain a trophy but no weapon, 95% of those are gun or Xbow kills. Most compound or traditional guys are proud to have their bow visible in the picture. Just my guess…
I hope the call is one is a normal tine snd the other is abnormal (non-typical) point because they disallowed a Mn buck years back that would have been a top spot contender back in the day, that had similar construction, and that one’s fork wasn't as high off the main beam as this one. But depends on the boards leaning these days.
Younz remember the Wayne Zaft buck and then the Johnny King buck about 20 years ago and now this one's G2/G3 all look about the same configuration to me in photos... Panel judges considered one of the points abnormal common base, probably gonna happen with this buck...
Shug - You have anymore pix or info like hunter's name and/or weapon, internet seems kinda quiet about it...
Yeah, me too don't know Buckmasters but see no inside spread, and although this one is not, see they even have a category for "High Fence"....
Would like to see Mike Rex's score sheet, as Robear said, he's a reputable scorer and officer with BBBC which uses the B&C system... In the post he quoted - "By King buck standards..it's nontyp"... Wonder how he scored the G2/G3? We know now it won't be panel judged by P&Y but will B&C panel judge it?
If killed on Nov 10th, then after drying period will be interesting to see if Mr. Alexander will have it officially B&C scored and which way will the scorer goes with the G2/G3?
BTY, isn't it ironic some xgunners think they hunt with a bow, yet when kill a big one they seem omit their xbow from the pix...8^)
“ BTY, isn't it ironic some xgunners think they hunt with a bow, yet when kill a big one they seem omit their xbow from the pix...8^)”
Yup. You will never see a traditional bow killed animal without the bow in the photo. Never!! Perhaps because xbows are so hideous, or they’re ashamed they didn’t kill it with a real bow. In his defense, I don’t think this guy has any understanding of taking a proper hero photo.
Pat - Are you shooting feathers out of the compound or are they TAC Driver vanes? I set up a ILF recurve this year with an elevated rest and bought some some of those vanes a week or so ago to try but haven't got around to assembling them yet...
I wonder how many other guys were hunting these two bucks? If those things were in Kansas, there'd be at least half a dozen guys that would know about them and doing everything in their power to kill one.
There is something very refreshing about someone, regardless of what weapon they carried into the woods with them, who went hunting and without any pre-existing knowledge of the animal and had a surprise encounter and took advantage of it.
Honestly you can't read an article today on any truly noteworthy big deer that does not include trail cam photos and a described knowledge of every time the animal dropped a turd or rubbed it's pre-orbital gland on a twig.
Just old school hang, hunt, and kill something that he did not "have a history with" is nice for a change. In this case not only did the hunter not know, there is no indication anyone else in the area did either and if they had they would have inundated the hunter with photos of the beast from the last four years.
This kid is gonna be disappointed, based on the numbers that the BTR scorer came up with it will net in the low 170’s typical, around 230 nontypical and gross only around 244. He shouldn’t be disappointed but he wants it to be typical and that 15 inch point on the left is probably gonna be a nontypical point
Ohio would give Iowa some serious competition if they could ever stop baiting.
Don Higgins said that exact same thing to me during my interview. Great genetics, soil and food. Only issue is the age class takes a hit, mostly due to the prevalence of baiting and crossbows. Tons of young bucks are killed in Ohio.