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Thoughts on a big framed 9 #8728447 11/07/22 06:25 PM
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So I have been tracking this guy for 3 years. He looked very similar last year and had the same basic frame the year before. He has a great frame, but has always been a nine. I suppose it’s time to start sizing him up as a shooter for someone. I think he’d make a great mount regardless of score. I suspect we’ll take him out this year, so lets get some age, width, score and other thoughts going, if you want to play along.

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Re: Thoughts on a big framed 9 [Re: Grosvenor] #8728511 11/07/22 07:32 PM
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This typ 9 scores 159, 25 inside and 25 beams. Maybe that will help. I’m rushing to lease now and I’ll try to look close later to offer opinion.
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Re: Thoughts on a big framed 9 [Re: Grosvenor] #8728519 11/07/22 07:40 PM
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I got 144 but big frames make all deer look bigger than their scores, he looks really nice. Without prior pics and given that these are from September, he looks 6+ to me

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Re: Thoughts on a big framed 9 [Re: Grosvenor] #8728587 11/07/22 09:00 PM
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If Free's was 159, I'm thinking more low to mid 150s. Free's has slightly longer tines but Gros' may have more mass and spread.

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Re: Thoughts on a big framed 9 [Re: Grosvenor] #8728599 11/07/22 09:21 PM
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Those type deer always confuse me but I’m going to say upper 40’s to low 50’s. We don’t have wide deer around here so I have little to no experience judging them.

Re: Thoughts on a big framed 9 [Re: Grosvenor] #8728633 11/07/22 09:58 PM
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Heck of a great 9!

Don't know where this is located but it'd be nice to know to help with the age & score.


He looks 5.5 in some pics and 6.5 in others and could be even over 6.5.
If you have 3 years history of him, do you have pics of him 2 years ago?

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Re: Thoughts on a big framed 9 [Re: Grosvenor] #8728646 11/07/22 10:12 PM
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I agree with you, especially when he striped his velvet


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Re: Thoughts on a big framed 9 [Re: Grosvenor] #8728684 11/07/22 10:55 PM
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#1----its a BIG/MATURE buck, so its time to hunt him

#2--I would think that buck is around 150" but regardless of score, he is AWESOME!!

Re: Thoughts on a big framed 9 [Re: Grosvenor] #8728775 11/08/22 12:55 AM
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I think he is right at 152" He could be 6.5 years old but I suspect 5.5. 2cents


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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Heck of a great 9!

Don't know where this is located but it'd be nice to know to help with the age & score.


He looks 5.5 in some pics and 6.5 in others and could be even over 6.5.
If you have 3 years history of him, do you have pics of him 2 years ago?

23-24 inside
104-106 Down
45-47 up
149-154


I’m same as you on everything but down. I had him 100 down. But I struggle on velvet mass and velvet in general

145-147 here

My kind of frame


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Originally Posted by freerange
This typ 9 scores 159, 25 inside and 25 beams. Maybe that will help. I’m rushing to lease now and I’ll try to look close later to offer opinion.
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I could be wrong but I’m thinking that deer is bigger than 159”.

From the pic I would guess 162-164”


The OP’s deer, low to mid 140’s. But who cares he’s a beautiful deer.


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Re: Thoughts on a big framed 9 [Re: Grosvenor] #8728800 11/08/22 01:13 AM
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I think that beam is really long. I got mid 150s. Maybe more. 24 wide. 5 or 6.
I’ve learned that if you miss judge the beam length then you misjudge it all.
He’s unusual so I could be way off.


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Re: Thoughts on a big framed 9 [Re: ILUVBIGBUCKS] #8728805 11/08/22 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Heck of a great 9!

Don't know where this is located but it'd be nice to know to help with the age & score.


He looks 5.5 in some pics and 6.5 in others and could be even over 6.5.
If you have 3 years history of him, do you have pics of him 2 years ago?

23-24 inside
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45-47 up
149-154


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Very nice buck

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He could be post mature once factoring in other year.


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Re: Thoughts on a big framed 9 [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8728862 11/08/22 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Heck of a great 9!

Don't know where this is located but it'd be nice to know to help with the age & score.


He looks 5.5 in some pics and 6.5 in others and could be even over 6.5.
If you have 3 years history of him, do you have pics of him 2 years ago?

23-24 inside
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45-47 up
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I’m same as you on everything but down. I had him 100 down. But I struggle on velvet mass and velvet in general

145-147 here

My kind of frame


Agreed....this where I have him too.


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143-145 gross. Looking at the pictures from 2 years ago and the loose skin in the bend of his neck now, I would guess
7 1/2 on age. I like the frame but I don’t think the beam length is as long the frame makes it appear. The beams don’t sweep back out of the head and the ends of the beams don’t have much wrap or sweep. I gave mass 28”. Cool buck. I like the big frames. 20”-21” Inside. He may be score higher than I think but if I was hunting him, that’s what I would think I was hunting based on the pictures. Seeing him on the hoof could change my guess. Since you have three years of history with the deer, what is your estimated age and score?

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he's a good un.... don't let him go another year

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Thanks for all the comments. I think he's 6.5 and possibly 7.5. I'm giving him a 100 inch frame (24 spread, 48 MBs, and 28 mass), and 47 inches in tines.

I passed on a big framed mulie with a weak front fork in 2017 and it has haunted me ever since. I'm not saying a 147 inch 9 pointer is a low scoring deer, but I do think he would be as impressive on the wall as a lot of higher scoring deer.

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I'm with BOBO......145'ish. Beautiful deer.

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Spread....20 1/4
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Age......... 7 1/2

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Originally Posted by Grosvenor
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Heck of a great 9!

Don't know where this is located but it'd be nice to know to help with the age & score.


He looks 5.5 in some pics and 6.5 in others and could be even over 6.5.
If you have 3 years history of him, do you have pics of him 2 years ago?

23-24 inside
104-106 Down
45-47 up
149-154


Here are a few
pics from last year.


Without a doubt he is 6.5+ this year!

He'd be on my hitlist for sure.
I love big framed deer!!


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Heck of a great 9!

Don't know where this is located but it'd be nice to know to help with the age & score.


He looks 5.5 in some pics and 6.5 in others and could be even over 6.5.
If you have 3 years history of him, do you have pics of him 2 years ago?

23-24 inside
104-106 Down
45-47 up
149-154


I’m same as you on everything but down. I had him 100 down. But I struggle on velvet mass and velvet in general

145-147 here

My kind of frame

I think you are right. Looking at the pics of him from last year I think he has a little less mass than I was allowing.

His beams may fool though being that he is so wide and so will some other things on him. Big frame deer always score better than what I can add up looking at them. lol

I still think he is going to end up right on 150 or a bit better.


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Originally Posted by fishbait
Spread....20 1/4
Score...... 138
Age......... 7 1/2

You think this deer is only 20.25" inside spread?


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