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SnkyHuntr
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Jul-28-15, 
03:17 PM (MST)
"Big Buck"

Just curious what you all think this buck will end up scoring? Score really doesn't matter to me and if I like the buck I will shoot it. I am just curious as to what everyone else thinks. Just for reference, this picture was taken 3 weeks ago. The buck is about 100-150 yards away. Not the best picture but the best we could get with the point and shoot camera. He has a huge body and fairly wide spread.


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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Big Buck  BIGJOHNT      Jul-28-15   1 
 RE: Big Buck  SnkyHuntr      Jul-28-15   2 
  RE: Big Buck  D6native      Jul-28-15   3 
   RE: Big Buck  Homer      Jul-28-15   4 
    RE: Big Buck  ICMDEER      Jul-29-15   5 
     RE: Big Buck  Vanilla      Jul-29-15   6 
 RE: Big Buck  BrowningRage      Jul-29-15   7 
 RE: Big Buck  SnkyHuntr      Jul-29-15   8 
 RE: Big Buck  LUCKYHUNTER      Jul-29-15   9 
 RE: Big Buck  DocVideo      Jul-31-15   10 
  RE: Big Buck  SnkyHuntr      Aug-01-15   11 
   RE: Big Buck  mntman      Aug-01-15   12 
    RE: Big Buck  nontypical      Aug-03-15   13 
 RE: Big Buck  BrowningRage      Aug-03-15   14 
  RE: Big Buck  cmbbulldog      Aug-03-15   15 
 RE: Big Buck  SnkyHuntr      Aug-03-15   16 
 RE: Big Buck  nfh      Aug-03-15   17 
  RE: Big Buck  mntman      Aug-04-15   18 
 RE: Big Buck  BrowningRage      Aug-04-15   19 
 RE: Big Buck  SnkyHuntr      Aug-24-15   20 
  RE: Big Buck  gettingthat...      Aug-26-15   21 
   RE: Big Buck  SnkyHuntr      Aug-26-15   22 

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BIGJOHNT
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Jul-28-15, 
04:03 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Big Buck"

Where is he ? So we can check him out better .

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SnkyHuntr
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Jul-28-15, 
04:50 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Big Buck"

Hopefully I will be posting field photos in another 2 1/2 weeks. This bad boy is #1 on my hit list right now unless something else bigger decides to show up between now and the opener.

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Jul-28-15, 
05:59 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Big Buck"

Doesn't look like he will score very well based on that picture , but he still looks like he will be a big buck none the less. Good luck , to hell with score on a big deer like that !

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Homer
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Jul-28-15, 
06:22 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Big Buck"

from that picture....he'll score somewhere between 120 and 200

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ICMDEER
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Jul-29-15, 
07:42 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Big Buck"

Looks like a big old soaker to me. I'm like you, to heck with score. That's a big mature buck.

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Vanilla
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Jul-29-15, 
08:31 AM (MST)
6. "RE: Big Buck"

He's not going to score well at all. He has good mass, but tine length is lacking.

That said, I'd shoot that deer without hesitation. Score is just a number.

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BrowningRage
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Jul-29-15, 
08:37 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Big Buck"

I don't think that's a buck that you judge on score. From the photo, it looks like he's a 3x2 is all, so that makes judgment difficult. But he's definitely going to stretch the tape on a width measurement, and the mass is pretty amazing...

I'm sure I'd be sticking him first chance I got...

"Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!" 2 Ne. 28: 24

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SnkyHuntr
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Jul-29-15, 
08:45 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Big Buck"

I am heading back out this weekend and can hopefully turn him up again or have him on trail camera. I am excited to see how much length he has put on over the past 3 weeks.

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LUCKYHUNTER
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Jul-29-15, 
03:19 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Big Buck"

Ya I'm with ya! He may not be a scoring fool but he is a big old beautiful buck and would look great on a wall. He is going to end up super wide though!

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DocVideo
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Jul-31-15, 
12:43 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Big Buck"

Its the giant 3 point on North Long Point! Everyone knows that!lol

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SnkyHuntr
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Aug-01-15, 
10:41 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Big Buck"

Sorry, this is not on North Long Point.

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mntman
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Aug-01-15, 
11:29 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Big Buck"

If that pic was taken during the 1st week of July, then that is a lot of growing for him to do till mid/end of august!
He may very well surprise you as to what he turns into.
Hope you get another picture of him closer to September or one with you in it too

Mntman

"Hunting is where you prove yourself"

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nontypical
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Aug-03-15, 
02:48 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Big Buck"

That buck could have put on some serious bone over the last 3 weeks. Not all bucks grow bone at the same pace, some put it on early; some late. I've seen it many times scouting over the past 40 some years. His growth could be impressive. I like to score bucks as much as anyone, but I like to kill big older mature bucks more than I care about score. You need to try to kill that buck, IMO.

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BrowningRage
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Aug-03-15, 
04:20 PM (MST)
14. "RE: Big Buck"

Any update SNKY..?? Let's see what you been seein down there..!!

"Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!" 2 Ne. 28: 24

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cmbbulldog
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Aug-03-15, 
08:31 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Big Buck"

Definetely maybe

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SnkyHuntr
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Aug-03-15, 
09:13 PM (MST)
16. "RE: Big Buck"

Wasn't able to turn the big guy up on this trip (It rained the whole day) but did find this guy.

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nfh
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Aug-03-15, 
11:36 PM (MST)
17. "RE: Big Buck"

Hopefully you cant get another picture of the first buck so we can see what he is all about. He looks pretty sweet

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mntman
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Aug-04-15, 
09:58 PM (MST)
18. "RE: Big Buck"

you are doing great, two great mature bucks! hope you punch your tag with one!

Mntman

"Hunting is where you prove yourself"

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BrowningRage
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Aug-04-15, 
11:10 PM (MST)
19. "RE: Big Buck"

Snky... I'm pretty sue yours is the hunt I'm most excited to be following this year. Not a lot of guys post hunts from down there. Having been on the unit a couple times, I'm excited to see how it pans out for you guys. Keep it comin my friend.

"Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!" 2 Ne. 28: 24

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SnkyHuntr
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Aug-24-15, 
01:43 PM (MST)
20. "RE: Big Buck"

We hunted for 7 days. I tagged out on Monday evening with this guy. he tapes out at just over 30 inches wide and has matching kickers making him a very symmetrical 5x5.


I searched and searched for Mr. Wide but didn't find him until after I had tagged out. he has to easily be pushing 38 inches wide and is still a younger aged deer. Not to mention the insane character and cheaters including a drop tine.

dad Missed him at 38 yds. Shaved a few hairs off of his back. Dad ended up taking this nice symmetrical Deep 4x4 with a small kicker between his back forks. He is 27 wide and should score around 180-185.

We took another hunter in after Mr. Wide and the closest we could get was 75 yds and no clear shot opportunity. We played cat and mouse with him for about an hour. Words can't explain looking at a deer of that caliber through the binos from 80 yds away. If he makes it through the rest of the seasons, he is going to be an absolute monster next year. Did I mention my grandfather will be the max point holder next year? Stay tuned for next years updates.


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gettingthatbone1
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Aug-26-15, 
09:31 AM (MST)
21. "RE: Big Buck"

what kind of broadheads are you using?

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SnkyHuntr
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Aug-26-15, 
10:37 AM (MST)
22. "RE: Big Buck"

I shoot a Bowtech RPM 360 set @ 68# with Carbon Express Maxima RED arrows tipped with a 100 Grain G5 T3 Expandable. These broadheads are awesome! Buck went 30 yds and tipped over.

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