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Offline Salmonstalker

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Got my Mule Deer mount back
« on: July 18, 2017, 12:09:24 PM »
I killed this buck in 2012, then later decided to get him mounted. I used the cape of a similar-sized buck, I killed last year to complete the mount. Fidalgo Taxidermy performed the work. I never had him scored, any thoughts on how well he scores? Too bad that lousy smoke alarm is located where it is!  :chuckle:

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 12:13:19 PM »
Nice animal.  With the one view, I see him at the 150" mark.

Care to share a story of him? 
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 12:40:03 PM »
Rainier10stalker here, had to ad the "stalker" to feel like one of the cool kids.  :chuckle:

Great buck.  He is every bit of 145 and maybe all the way up to 162 or 163.  Really nice deer.  You should get him scored.
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 12:44:27 PM »
Nice, Rainier10.

Why don't you just expand your range and say he's all of 100" and may go up to 200."  Then you'll for sure be accurate. :chuckle:
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 12:51:27 PM »
Nice, Rainier10.

Why don't you just expand your range and say he's all of 100" and may go up to 200."  Then you'll for sure be accurate. :chuckle:
:chuckle: 

In all seriousness my first guess was 160", then I thought about the alternate cape and thought maybe it is from a slightly smaller deer making the antlers look bigger.

The thing about guessing on bucks over 140", which I am sure this one is, if you misjudge the points by 1-2" that adds up quick and gives you potentially an 8-16" swing in total.

I love playing the guessing game and this one is right in my wheel house.  I have a couple of 135's on the wall, a 150" and a 160" that I get to look at every day in my living room.

The cougar that you see in the cedar river taxidermy add at the top of the page sits over my head above the couch so I don't have to look at it.  My wife shot that.  :chuckle:
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 01:04:57 PM »
 :chuckle:

That cougar rubs you a little, eh?

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 01:13:43 PM »
Great buck. I'm going with 155".  I think he's a little bigger than my 150" buck.
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 01:21:32 PM »
Is that a drop eyeguard on the right side? Trash is worth big points in my book.

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 01:22:20 PM »
:chuckle:

That cougar rubs you a little, eh?
Enough that I hired Bearpaw for a guided hunt with dogs this December in Idaho.  :tup:
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 01:25:25 PM »
Is that a drop eyeguard on the right side? Trash is worth big points in my book.
That does look like a dropper.  Trash counts for bonus points in my book as well.  All of mine have been typical.  My wife of course has a non typical under her belt.  Another one that gets under my skin just a little bit.  >:(
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 05:23:51 PM »
Nice mount :tup: I'm going with the 150-155 range
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 06:18:29 PM »
i'd say 147'' don't think he will hit the 150 mark

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2017, 10:33:42 AM »
Here's another one. His G4 is 12" long on the left side, 10" on the right. 25" wide (outside spread)

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2017, 10:40:08 AM »
Nice deer! What weapon did you take him with and what hunting unit?

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2017, 10:46:08 AM »
Some nice genes there.

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2017, 11:16:45 AM »
Deeper forks than I'm used to.  I would have guessed him 23.5 wide but if 25 I'd guess a score of 165ish
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2017, 11:47:03 AM »
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2017, 11:55:24 AM »
very nice!! Some good memories on the wall there.

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2017, 01:42:27 PM »
Rifle. Might as well been with a bow as he chased a doe right past me at 40 yards. Central Montana, I guess I should have included that considering this is hunt "WA"  :chuckle: Thank you for the compliments, he has a whitetail and Sitka Blacktail from Kodiak joining him on the wall as soon as I get around to moving them across the house.

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2017, 07:02:26 PM »
I don't think anyone's noticing the smoke detector.  :tup: :tup:

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2017, 09:46:35 AM »
 :tup:
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2017, 02:47:09 PM »
I'll go mid 160's. Throw a tape on him and tell us what he is.

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UPDATE W/SCORE: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2017, 11:46:20 AM »
Finally got around to getting him measured.... Measures out at 170 2/8" GROSS B&C.

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2017, 12:29:12 PM »
I'd guess he is 170 2/8

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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2017, 01:01:32 PM »
170 is one heck of a deer. :tup:
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2017, 01:25:59 PM »
Fantastic buck and a nice mount.  :tup:
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Re: Got my Mule Deer mount back
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2017, 02:17:37 PM »
Dang nice deer!!
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