Timely moisture is a major necessity for good Coues antler development here in Arizona........we're finally getting some excellent moisure at the perfect time.........this one seems to be growing right in the rain. :)
There is a rule.....this buck has a frame (beam) and a protrusion where G1 is at......as such, it meets the criteria. A true freak would have no discernible mainframe or designated beam. A spike (beam) with a G1 or protrusion of G1 is a frame by rule.
Nope that is the original. The reproduction was on display at the convention. It may be the black background that gives a different coloring???
The top photo is the reproduction, as the original antlers only were at convention (not mounted).
We also verified the new non-typical whitetail world record at panel. It also was the recipient of the rare Ishi Award. To have two whitetails in the 320’s is amazing.
The new world record paneled at 327 7/8”:
Yup.....only antlered animal in B&C and P&Y with a spike only on one side (beam). Just goes to show when you have enough junk, it adds up. :)
I agree, not the most eye appealing critter which took quite a bit of time to panel. It also ranks in the top 5 for B&C.
Member, BOHNTR, posted this great scouting shot in the "2021 Bull Elk Scouting Photo Contest". See it here...>>> https://www.monstermuleys.info/xf/threads/2021-bull-elk-scouting-photo-contest-daypack-for-winner.190186/
its a gorgeous place isn’t it? My wife won this access hunt for two at the P&Y auction last year. It was a DIY hunt on the 4500 acre property (Jack Creek) that borders the wilderness. You bring your food, essentials, etc., and hunt the property with your bow. Saw lots of different critters...
I really don’t have a dog in this ‘discussion’, but I do know it’s difficult for states to manage wildlife properly while ensuring residents and limited non-residents can enjoy a relatively small resource.
I know when AZ went to ‘no more than 10% (not a guaranteed 10%)’ years ago, it was...
Yes sir, full closure. Apparently they don’t have the resources to evacuate campers if another fire starts, monitor illegal campfires, dragging trailer chains, etc. There’s over 20 burning right now in the state.
Yes.....the last three days I’ve had about an inch total at my place.....other areas have more. I know Pinetop-Lakeside got hammered today with a good storm......dumped a lot of water in a short amount of time.