I've always enjoyed this site but haven't responded much in the forums. Bucks like this can make a man do that. I always open anything with BC in it because it usually means a picture of a great buck. This one is a real slammer....dark antlers, deep forks, nice eyeguards, MASS, MASS, and more MASS.
Dream Buck for sure!! Congrats to this hunter. Thanks for sharing.
BCboy, u REALLY need to get a guiding license up there so I can come hunt with you!
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The provincial bag limit is 3 deer a year. Regional baglimits can mean that one might have to travel to more than one Region to acheive the provincial bag limit. But you are correct, there is one Region (Region 5) that has a baglimit of 2 muley bucks.
BCBOY, Slammer buck! How many inches of mass? My wife is related to half of British Columbia and I still hav'nt figured out how to go up and bag a buck without hiring a guide. Can you tell me which region this buck came from?
>The provincial bag limit is 3
>deer a year. Regional baglimits
>can mean that one might
>have to travel to more
>than one Region to acheive
>the provincial bag limit. But
>you are correct, there is
>one Region (Region 5) that
>has a baglimit of 2
it used to be that way in colorado way back when, and look at her now, still produce's big deer but not as many, can't keep that up for ever..
LAST EDITED ON Jan-07-07 AT 11:16AM (MST)[p]With only 90,000 hunters hunting a province bigger than Texas, 95% of which is public land, I think our current management can keep it up. There aren't a lot of hunters harvesting 3 muleys in a year as we have other deer species like whitetails and columbian blacktails that also are tallied into the provincial baglimit of 3 deer a year. With the province broken up into 8 large Regions and then each Region broken up into lots of small Management Units, we can micromanage. If one area is hit hard by a hard winter, it can easily be countered the following year by closures or reduced hunting season dates or 4 point or better seasons.
I betcha you are underestimating the headsize of that pig. I have seen earwidth go from 18 inches on a young buck to 27 inches on a big ol' mature buck. That buck looks like he's got a big noggin.
I like racks like this the best.We get A few bucks like that here in washington. I shot one similar to this one last year here in washington. he's not as heavy but he has those dark horns like that.Theres A picture in the 05 big bucks and bulls contest in the photo gallery about 50 names down or so under Lances long beamed buck. I had him scored at the sportsmans show last year at 174 6/8.
Sorry bout that, that was a typo on my part. Meant to say 26 inch ears. No, seriously, I have measured ear width at 27 before. And no I don't have pics to back up my claim. I don't really care if you don't believe me either. We do grow them big up here in the great white North. Body sizes get bigger the furthur north you go, that is a scientific fact.
I see you have some big ears up there but gosh darn, 27" ??? Im talking like natural ear position you would use as a reference in the field. 27????? Im well aware most mammals of a similar species/subspecies tend to have larger bodies further North, unfortunately, it has nothing to do with "how big you grow them" They just kind of grow themselves, unless you stuff them full of beans and corn like they do in Iowa.
Im sure you're well intended but 27"???? Maybe you're measuring tape is wrong and you accidentally measure things a bit bigger? Hmmmmmmmmmm.
>I see you have some big
>ears up there but gosh
>darn, 27" ??? Im talking
>like natural ear position you
>would use as a reference
>in the field. 27????? Im
>well aware most mammals of
>a similar species/subspecies tend to
>have larger bodies further North,
>unfortunately, it has nothing to
>do with "how big you
>grow them" They just kind
>of grow themselves, unless you
>stuff them full of beans
>and corn like they do
Just think if them as "dork deer" as Bill would say.