Here is some warm up for the upcoming season on a deer I shot last year. Someone else measured it and the total generated a bit of discussion here. I measured it myself fairly carefully and came up with a different total. Take a minute for your estimate and I will put up my total in a couple of days. Regular 12 oz. soda can for scale reference.
I went an average of 5",6.5",12" and 7.5" on tines then just guessed 98-100" down. That score looks low for the overall look of the rack. The overall look of the rack is more upper 160's from the frame it has.
Nice deer regardless what he scored and a 150” deer is big by most guys standards When they get to the 150” and up range without the location and knowing the body sizes from the area it’s all but impossible to measure for me other than educated guesses.
Jeff, I dont know anything about your measuring abilities but he really looks higher scoring than that. Definitely cant tell much from the rack just laying there, but he looks really big in the live pic. Of course pics can be very deceiving and we dont know the body size/weight. For sure, absolutely no doubt he is a great deer for most anyone. From my experience if some one is completely inexperienced at scoring deer, they are likely to come up with wildly inaccurate scores and usually too high. However, if some one knows what measurements to take but is inexperienced at specifically where to take them at, then they will usually be low. Very much just my opinion on that.
Last edited by freerange; 07/19/2106:40 PM.
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