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BWO
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Nov-28-16, 
03:50 PM (MST)
"Deer Scores"

The Wyoming thread about 24 to 26 inch bucks brought up a question I have pondered about many times. This has probably been asked before, but I cannot remember reading it on here.
As a general rule of thumb, what score does a deer have to reach before it starts looking big. I know there are exceptions to every rule, I am just curious what everyone's thoughts are. I know personally I have seen several deer that wouldn't score much over 160, but have a big look to them.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Deer Scores  huntin50      Nov-28-16   1 
  RE: Deer Scores  YELUM      Nov-28-16   2 
   RE: Deer Scores  Homer      Nov-28-16   3 
    RE: Deer Scores  BOHNTR      Nov-28-16   4 
     RE: Deer Scores  Zeke      Nov-28-16   5 
      RE: Deer Scores  Pcjr21      Nov-29-16   6 

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huntin50
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Nov-28-16, 
04:25 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Deer Scores"

Big is in the eye of the beholder.

If you haven't seen many big bucks any 4 point is a big one.

Most hunters I would think a 160-170 buck would be big. A 175 plus buck a real trophy.

The average general hunter doesn't frequent this site. More avid hunters with big, to monster buck illness, frequent this site.

Some big frame and heavy 170 class bucks with small forks have about the same eye appeal as willow horned 180 class bucks with good forks IMO. Inches alone don't make a big buck IMO.


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YELUM
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Nov-28-16, 
07:35 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Deer Scores"

Big is big, regardless of score. Heres an examnple buck. I don't think he every broke 180 in the 4 years I watched him, but Every time I saw him I screamed big buck.


Yelum

YBU

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Homer
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Nov-28-16, 
08:08 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Deer Scores"

score.....and appearance are two different animals.

I had two heads in my shop at the same time to officially score...one was a 38" 4x4 and the other was a 25" 4x4.....the 38"er netted 176, the 25"er netted 193...........


if they were standing together, 99% of hunters would shoot the 38"er....me included

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Nov-28-16, 
08:36 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Deer Scores"

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>score.....and appearance are two different animals.
>
>
>I had two heads in my
>shop at the same time
>to officially score...one was a
>38" 4x4 and the other
>was a 25" 4x4.....the 38"er
>netted 176, the 25"er netted
>193...........
>
>
>if they were standing together, 99%
>of hunters would shoot the
>38"er....me included

Yup!

BOHNTR )))---------->

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Nov-28-16, 
10:40 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Deer Scores"

The above posters are right, in my opinion.
Score doesn't always mean big and big doesn't always mean big score.

If I had to be pinned down, I'd saw once they top 170" they are pretty damn good bucks. But again, big is in the eye of the beholder and dependent on location.

Zeke

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Nov-29-16, 
00:05 AM (MST)
6. "RE: Deer Scores"

From my experience. My blood flows with any buck with somewhere around 38 and up inches of mass! I have seen 22" bucks with 38" of mass and I was fired up! I have killed 3 bucks over 38" and each time I never thought twice about pulling the trigger!

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