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BearCub
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Aug-06-18, 
12:51 PM (MST)
"How wide?"

How wide do you think this deer is?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: How wide?  Tristate      Aug-06-18   1 
  RE: How wide?  huntin50      Aug-06-18   2 
  RE: How wide?  ICMDEER      Aug-06-18   3 
   RE: How wide?  fullthrottle      Aug-06-18   4 
    RE: How wide?  BillyBoB      Aug-06-18   5 
     RE: How wide?  Deerlove      Aug-06-18   7 
 RE: How wide?  oilcan      Aug-06-18   6 
  RE: How wide?  hornkiller      Aug-06-18   8 
 RE: How wide?  legacy      Aug-06-18   9 
  RE: How wide?  buckspotter7      Aug-06-18   10 
 RE: How wide?  wapitiman      Aug-06-18   11 
  RE: How wide?  elkassassin      Aug-06-18   12 
 RE: How wide?  SureShot      Aug-06-18   13 
  RE: How wide?  Gator      Aug-06-18   14 
   RE: How wide?  SDBugler      Aug-06-18   15 
 RE: How wide?  Shadow      Aug-06-18   16 
  RE: How wide?  Stillwater1...      Aug-06-18   17 
 RE: How wide?  rmanwill      Aug-06-18   18 
  RE: How wide?  Vanilla      Aug-06-18   19 
   RE: How wide?  HalfAce      Aug-06-18   20 
    RE: How wide?  ridgetops      Aug-07-18   21 
 RE: How wide?  DeerHunter53      Aug-07-18   22 
  RE: How wide?  BrianID      Aug-07-18   23 
 RE: How wide?  heywouldya      Aug-07-18   24 
  RE: How wide?  Hawkeye      Aug-08-18   25 
   RE: How wide?  huntin50      Aug-08-18   26 
 RE: How wide?  GoHigher      Aug-08-18   27 
  RE: How wide?  BearCub      Aug-08-18   28 
   RE: How wide?  huntin50      Aug-08-18   29 
    RE: How wide?  BeDawg      Aug-08-18   30 
     RE: How wide?  hornkiller      Aug-08-18   31 
      RE: How wide?  ridgetops      Aug-09-18   34 
       RE: How wide?  hornkiller      Aug-09-18   35 
     RE: How wide?  BeDawg      Aug-08-18   32 
 RE: How wide?  Vitalwave      Aug-08-18   33 
  RE: How wide?  Gator      Aug-09-18   36 
   RE: How wide?  BrianID      Aug-10-18   37 
 RE: How wide?  ReinerDude      Aug-10-18   38 

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Tristate
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Aug-06-18, 
01:02 PM (MST)
1. "RE: How wide?"

21 3/4 inside. Pretty buck. Thanks for sharing.

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huntin50
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Aug-06-18, 
01:34 PM (MST)
2. "RE: How wide?"

24-25 outside

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Aug-06-18, 
01:35 PM (MST)
3. "RE: How wide?"

27-28. I don't much care bout his inside spread. Nice buck and thanks for sharing.

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Aug-06-18, 
02:11 PM (MST)
4. "RE: How wide?"

I would guess around 26

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BillyBoB
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Aug-06-18, 
02:24 PM (MST)
5. "RE: How wide?"

Average ear to ear length is 22 inches. So Id guess him to extend about 2 inches on each side which would bring him to 26 inches wide
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Deerlove
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Aug-06-18, 
02:26 PM (MST)
7. "RE: How wide?"

26 os

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Aug-06-18, 
02:25 PM (MST)
6. "RE: How wide?"

I would say 26 Although he extends past his ears he appears to be a Young Deer with smaller ears.

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hornkiller
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Aug-06-18, 
02:32 PM (MST)
8. "RE: How wide?"

22" young buck

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legacy
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Aug-06-18, 
05:59 PM (MST)
9. "RE: How wide?"

25"ish

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Aug-06-18, 
06:44 PM (MST)
10. "RE: How wide?"

I'll say he is about 26 inches wide.

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Aug-06-18, 
07:10 PM (MST)
11. "RE: How wide?"

25.5

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Aug-06-18, 
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12. "RE: How wide?"

25" MAX!


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Aug-06-18, 
08:31 PM (MST)
13. "RE: How wide?"

I agree with ICMDeer: 27-28"

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Gator
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Aug-06-18, 
08:45 PM (MST)
14. "RE: How wide?"

27" he a little wider high in the rack then at the bottom of his rack. IMO

"I have found if you go the extra mile it's Never crowded".
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SDBugler
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Aug-06-18, 
08:56 PM (MST)
15. "RE: How wide?"

I agree with gator. Up top I'm guessing 27"

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Shadow
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Aug-06-18, 
09:10 PM (MST)
16. "RE: How wide?"

Young deer. 6" on the head, 6" each ear makes 18. A hair more than 4" past each ear. I'll say 27.

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Aug-06-18, 
09:33 PM (MST)
17. "RE: How wide?"

26 wide came to mind at first glance , gotta be close to that.

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Aug-06-18, 
09:37 PM (MST)
18. "RE: How wide?"

27

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Vanilla
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Aug-06-18, 
09:49 PM (MST)
19. "RE: How wide?"

24-26 would be my guess.

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Aug-06-18, 
10:53 PM (MST)
20. "RE: How wide?"

24.5

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Aug-07-18, 
02:08 AM (MST)
21. "RE: How wide?"

32"

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Aug-07-18, 
06:37 AM (MST)
22. "RE: How wide?"

27-28 crab claws for front forks but he does widen out on the back forks

Not a shooter for me

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BrianID
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Aug-07-18, 
05:39 PM (MST)
23. "RE: How wide?"

I would guess 29". I think most are under guessing his width. He is at least 28" wide. If you end up tagging him this year don't forget to come back and post some pictures as well as how wide he actually is.

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heywouldya
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Aug-07-18, 
09:25 PM (MST)
24. "RE: How wide?"

I'd guess 27"

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Hawkeye
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Aug-08-18, 
06:34 AM (MST)
25. "RE: How wide?"

25-26

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Aug-08-18, 
09:00 AM (MST)
26. "RE: How wide?"

Deer always look bigger and wider with velvet antlers. Looks like a smaller deer head and body. The ears might not even be 22 inches wide. 24-26 inches. I think most would be disappointed if they were banking on a 27-28 inch buck or bigger.

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Aug-08-18, 
10:17 AM (MST)
27. "RE: How wide?"

I have always heard that the distance from ear tip to ear tip on a mature muley is about 24" (not sure how accurate that assumption is). This buck appears to be about 2-3 inches beyond each ear (both sides). So, I would venture a guess of 28-29 outside spread.

Cool looking buck. Thanks for sharing.

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BearCub
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Aug-08-18, 
10:38 AM (MST)
28. "RE: How wide?"

Heres a little clip of him.
https://youtu.be/2CcyoKbJQCk

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Aug-08-18, 
10:50 AM (MST)
29. "RE: How wide?"

After watching the video I'll give him another inch. 25-27 wide when he is hard horned.

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BeDawg
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Aug-08-18, 
07:45 PM (MST)
30. "RE: How wide?"

At least 28

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hornkiller
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Aug-08-18, 
08:32 PM (MST)
31. "RE: How wide?"

Dam I've got 7-8 30"ers on my wall with you guys guessing.

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ridgetops
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Aug-09-18, 
05:31 AM (MST)
34. "RE: How wide?"

>Dam I've got 7-8 30"ers on
>my wall with you guys
>guessing.
>

What's your point?
Were you really serous with your 22" guess?
I was joking with my 32" guess. That's why I put "hehe" at the end.
Anyway, I'd be willing to bet a brand new rifle that that bucks outside spread is closer 27" than it is 22" wide.


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Aug-09-18, 
08:43 AM (MST)
35. "RE: How wide?"

In the pic he looks to be balled up a little still. If he hangs out another 1/4"-1/2" each side when finished growing I fear you would win that bet! But not by much.

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BeDawg
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Aug-08-18, 
09:53 PM (MST)
32. "RE: How wide?"

Never mind, at least 30

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Aug-08-18, 
10:32 PM (MST)
33. "RE: How wide?"

Cool deer! I'm no expert but if I had to guess I would say 21.5"-22.5" inside. I have always heard a mature mule deer has around a 20"-22" inch ear spread. I'm not sure if that is true or not? When was this picture taken? If he had some more time to grow it would be cool to see how he finished out.

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Gator
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Aug-09-18, 
09:55 PM (MST)
36. "RE: How wide?"

After watching that clip, I believe 27 to 27 1/2 will be spot on.
So yea I will stay with my 1st guess.

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BrianID
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Aug-10-18, 
11:32 AM (MST)
37. "RE: How wide?"

Im going to stay with my original estimate. 29 outside spread. He is at least 28 wide. He flares out on the top which will give him more outside spread than he would appear to have at first glance. However, there are many 24 bucks I would shoot over him. Even when he is finished growing I dont think he is going to gross any better than 160. With my general season Idaho tag and my southern NM tag I would have a hard time passing on him this year. With my Wyoming tag Im willing to pass without much hesitation.
He is a nice buck, I hope you get him if you are hunting for him.

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Aug-10-18, 
12:25 PM (MST)
38. "RE: How wide?"

My guess is 27-28"

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