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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2017, 11:02:45 AM »
I've often wondered if that spread puts them at a fighting disadvantage.  Seems a tall 22" buck would fit right inside of him and gouge his face off.   :dunno:

I in no way want to minimize the awesomeness off this buck but perhaps a fence kept that from happening? I don't see how width is an advantage to the buck. Obviously low deer density and genetics could encourage the width thingy.

I'm pretty sure it was a free range hunt, this is not the first 40" buck I've seen from the Sonora, the genetics in that area produce bucks that look like this.
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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2017, 11:31:53 AM »
Some of the biggest racked mule deer pictures on the internet are straight out of Mexico. Who would have thought!

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2017, 11:35:59 AM »
What a buck! Like his fairly classic, not so trashy, extra wide frame
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2017, 01:36:27 PM »
Man they have some beasts running around down there.  I think they are also a smaller deer so they look even BIGGER!    Trophy of a lifetime there.  I like that its true width too, not because of some cheater point


Actually those Mule Deer down there are big deer. Head on this deer looks huge in the field photo. I mounted a huge 3 point from down there, a few years ago, (titled "Big Three" on the Forum, I think) that I bought McKenzie's biggest mule deer head and still had to make it considerably larger. Very cool looking deer. Thanks for sharing bearpaw.
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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2017, 01:39:53 PM »
That's good to know.   They obviously don't scrimp on the bone on their heads.  I assumed they were like Texas whitetails.   

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2017, 01:42:50 PM »
Indeed!   He carries more mass than I usually see in bucks from down there. 
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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2017, 02:10:26 PM »
that buck is incedible! my dream bucks are 10''s less wide than that one, he is beyond a dream buck

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2017, 02:12:26 PM »
I've often wondered if that spread puts them at a fighting disadvantage.  Seems a tall 22" buck would fit right inside of him and gouge his face off.   :dunno:

I in no way want to minimize the awesomeness off this buck but perhaps a fence kept that from happening? I don't see how width is an advantage to the buck. Obviously low deer density and genetics could encourage the width thingy.

I'm pretty sure it was a free range hunt, this is not the first 40" buck I've seen from the Sonora, the genetics in that area produce bucks that look like this.

Yup.
I've never hunted south of the boarder but I have been hearing there are more and more fences encouraging the deer to stay on certain parcels of private property so the ranch owner can stick american money in his pocket.
Just a matter of time until hunting her is just like hunting became in Europe.
A sweet buck.
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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2017, 10:40:19 PM »
I will probably get boo'd for this but......When they get that freakishly wide, they lose some attraction for me.
It does not look like a typical normal muley buck. My dream buck would be a 30" typical4x4.   Now with all that being said......heck yea, i'd shoot it in a heartbeat.  :chuckle:

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2017, 11:14:42 PM »
I will probably get boo'd for this but......When they get that freakishly wide, they lose some attraction for me.
It does not look like a typical normal muley buck. My dream buck would be a 30" typical4x4.   Now with all that being said......heck yea, i'd shoot it in a heartbeat.  :chuckle:



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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2017, 11:48:10 PM »
I thought bucks from that far south would have small bodies but I guess not. Any idea on the weight?
Packing out a set of antlers that big would be a huge pain. Just think of how that set would snag up on brush all the time.

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2017, 06:53:18 AM »
Holy Smokes. That is incredible.

Not sure the draw of a 40 inch buck would make me want to hunt in territory controlled by Mexican Drug cartel though :dunno:
You might get a hunt for 10K and spend another 20K in ransom money to get home :yike:

I've always felt the same way.  I really want to go to Mexico some day, but I just have no desire to go down to Cartel Land

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2017, 07:06:56 PM »
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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2017, 09:58:20 AM »
Another photo I stumbled onto of a big buck from old mexico. This is an older photo, I can't remember who sent the photo, but it's a pretty good buck!
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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2017, 10:02:01 AM »
Corona time!!!
And a darn nice buck!!

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2017, 11:14:25 AM »
Some real incredible deer down there.

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2017, 11:31:36 AM »
 :yike: :yike: :yike: :yike: That is just unreal. beautiful bucks!

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2017, 11:33:52 AM »
Love it!!   Thanks for posting!   I wish I still had a photo of a 40" buck that used to live in a wa unit, its not a good unit anymore unfortunately.

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2017, 11:52:45 PM »
Popes 40" 3 point that Charlie mounted. :tup:
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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2017, 10:15:30 PM »
Popes 40" 3 point that Charlie mounted. :tup:


Where was this buck killed? Whitman county?

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2017, 03:50:41 AM »
Popes 40" 3 point that Charlie mounted. :tup:
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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2017, 07:08:03 AM »
Nice racks, thanks for posting. :drool:
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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2017, 08:50:59 AM »
I think it was Oregon.    Awesome buck and great tribute to it and his Gramps

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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2017, 10:05:27 AM »
Here's a few pictures of a 38" buck.
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Re: How big is a 40" buck?
« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2017, 12:54:32 PM »
Jeez.  Monster. Wow!