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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #75 on: September 13, 2017, 09:48:44 PM »
Very nice buck, and a hearty congratulations to the hunter!

That said, it definitely has great mass but I doubt it's nowhere close to as big as some might otherwise believe.  Please understand I don't want to take anything at all away from this person's archery success, but I would be stunned if this fine specimen went over 200". The tape never fibs, but camera lenses all too often do.  ;)  Hopefully he'll bring it by an SCI measuring booth so it can get full credit for all the cool bone it grew and not suffer from the deduction nonsense that some of the other scoring organizations push.

Nets are for fish. That buck is exactly as big as it looks. The only way the deductions take away from that buck are on paper.
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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #76 on: September 14, 2017, 04:17:03 AM »
I keep going back and looking at those pictures. Holy MASS!

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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2017, 04:17:45 AM »
Very nice buck, and a hearty congratulations to the hunter!

That said, it definitely has great mass but I doubt it's nowhere close to as big as some might otherwise believe.  Please understand I don't want to take anything at all away from this person's archery success, but I would be stunned if this fine specimen went over 200". The tape never fibs, but camera lenses all too often do.  ;)  Hopefully he'll bring it by an SCI measuring booth so it can get full credit for all the cool bone it grew and not suffer from the deduction nonsense that some of the other scoring organizations push.

Nets are for fish. That buck is exactly as big as it looks. The only way the deductions take away from that buck are on paper.
well said sir!!
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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #78 on: September 14, 2017, 06:25:54 AM »
love trash and the mass is awesome  :tup:
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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #79 on: September 14, 2017, 06:45:35 AM »
I keep looking at this buck.  Seriously, the word "stud" doesn't do him justice.  What an incredible animal

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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #80 on: September 14, 2017, 07:38:07 AM »
Buck of a lifetime.  Well done.
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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #81 on: September 14, 2017, 06:21:54 PM »
Damn! Monster indeed!

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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #82 on: September 14, 2017, 07:41:03 PM »
Can't find words for that thing! Congrats to the hunter on ending his hunting lifetime achievement too early!! Lol!

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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #83 on: September 15, 2017, 10:54:00 AM »
Just.....WOW

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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2017, 06:24:39 AM »
Great buck, I scrolled thru all the comments and naybe I missed it. Why a orange vest ?
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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #85 on: September 16, 2017, 06:33:35 AM »
Probably hunting where it is required even for archery.
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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #86 on: September 17, 2017, 04:34:56 PM »
Thank you everyone for the kind words! I am going to work on writing a story here soon but it was a very difficult hunt and was a true testament to not giving up. I scouted this deer for a month and was able to harvest him on the 10th day of the hunt after having some blown stalks and not being able to get close enough multiple times. He was smart and often times I thought man I don't know if I'm ever going to be able to get this buck! But I just stuck with it and feel thankful and honored to even have a chance at harvesting this buck. I was able to slip by two does and get within 41 yards of him in his bed, got drawn back, stepped out from behind the sagebrush and he stood up as I was locked in on my 40 yard pin. I let er fly and my arrow dissapeared in the perfect spot double lung behind the shoulder. I waited almost an hour to be sure and he was piled up about 250 yards from where I shot . My buddy Trevor guided me into the bushes he last saw him in and as I approached I couldn't believe my eyes. We knew he was huge but had no idea he was as giant as he was. Greatest hunt, buck, and hunting moment of my life. Only bad thing is it's all down hill from here! 😅 lol. He was scored by my taxidermist who is an official WA State scorer it green grossed at 234 7/8ths and with only 3 inches of deductions put him at a net of 231 7/8ths. Of course have to wait for the drying period for it have an official score. I couldn't be more thankful!

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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #87 on: September 17, 2017, 06:04:47 PM »
Had to look again and yup, he is still a monster. Congrats on a great buck and hopefully you're not ruined for life. :chuckle:
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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #88 on: September 17, 2017, 06:10:05 PM »
Thank you everyone for the kind words! I am going to work on writing a story here soon but it was a very difficult hunt and was a true testament to not giving up. I scouted this deer for a month and was able to harvest him on the 10th day of the hunt after having some blown stalks and not being able to get close enough multiple times. He was smart and often times I thought man I don't know if I'm ever going to be able to get this buck! But I just stuck with it and feel thankful and honored to even have a chance at harvesting this buck. I was able to slip by two does and get within 41 yards of him in his bed, got drawn back, stepped out from behind the sagebrush and he stood up as I was locked in on my 40 yard pin. I let er fly and my arrow dissapeared in the perfect spot double lung behind the shoulder. I waited almost an hour to be sure and he was piled up about 250 yards from where I shot . My buddy Trevor guided me into the bushes he last saw him in and as I approached I couldn't believe my eyes. We knew he was huge but had no idea he was as giant as he was. Greatest hunt, buck, and hunting moment of my life. Only bad thing is it's all down hill from here! 😅 lol. He was scored by my taxidermist who is an official WA State scorer it green grossed at 234 7/8ths and with only 3 inches of deductions put him at a net of 231 7/8ths. Of course have to wait for the drying period for it have an official score. I couldn't be more thankful!

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Re: New WA. Record mule deer
« Reply #89 on: September 17, 2017, 06:25:28 PM »
Now you can go back to shooting those little 3 pts 😊

 

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