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Last seasons deer ,home from taxidermist, care to guess his score?

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post
    I have a very nice four point on the wall in the basement rec room that I shot in northern Idaho back in 1985. I never did get it scored. After this thread I'm guessing it must score a lot higher than I earlier estimated. Not many deductions and fairly heavy mass. Any guesses who's in the photo below the horns?
    Nice Idaho buck there Honker. High brow tines and a nice spread.

    I hunted Idaho with a friend and we flew into Missoula. The Head Guide picked us up at the airport and drove to a Missoula base camp. Next morning, we took 4 wheel drive trucks in the dark to the trail head. Rode in on horseback for eleven hours to a spike camp with tents. Four hunters, two guides and one camp cook. My friend took a 4 by 4 bull elk and I took a 5 by 5 whitetail. The two other hunters shot nothing.

    Coming back to camp, with our guide in eight inches of snow we spotted cougar tracks that was following us in. I think the cougar took advantage of the easy walking with our matted down snow from our tracks we made earlier?
    The Guide said the cat was stalking us from behind. Who Knows?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by 6phunter View Post
      Like most deer I,ve taken I had never seen it previously ,through observing his scrapes and multiple rubs I suspected a good deer was in the area. When the opportunity arose and he appeared there was only the decision to shoot or not as he was following a doe to another destination. So I had no idea exactly how he scored,but his mass caused the trigger squeeze. He gross scored 142 by a young man that wished to sharpen his skills at scoring,and didn't,t come up with a net score ,but I,m sure would have suffered drastically from side to side symmetry deductions. So once again this proves that the panel of those here that judged an opinion can be trusted to give advice from knowledge and experienced gained. Thank You.
      I guessed 125-127 boy was I off;-((

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post
        I have a very nice four point on the wall in the basement rec room that I shot in northern Idaho back in 1985. I never did get it scored. After this thread I'm guessing it must score a lot higher than I earlier estimated. Not many deductions and fairly heavy mass. Any guesses who's in the photo below the horns?
        That would have been the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness? You actually rode over the divide into Idaho? Or did you drive to an Idaho trailhead? That's a ways from Missoula.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post
          I have a very nice four point on the wall in the basement rec room that I shot in northern Idaho back in 1985. I never did get it scored. After this thread I'm guessing it must score a lot higher than I earlier estimated. Not many deductions and fairly heavy mass. Any guesses who's in the photo below the horns?
          Nice buck

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          • #20
            Originally posted by 6phunter View Post
            Like most deer I,ve taken I had never seen it previously ,through observing his scrapes and multiple rubs I suspected a good deer was in the area. When the opportunity arose and he appeared there was only the decision to shoot or not as he was following a doe to another destination. So I had no idea exactly how he scored,but his mass caused the trigger squeeze. He gross scored 142 by a young man that wished to sharpen his skills at scoring,and didn't,t come up with a net score ,but I,m sure would have suffered drastically from side to side symmetry deductions. So once again this proves that the panel of those here that judged an opinion can be trusted to give advice from knowledge and experienced gained. Thank You.
            Deductions, who cares about deductions? Nice buck

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Ontario Honker Hunter View Post
              I have a very nice four point on the wall in the basement rec room that I shot in northern Idaho back in 1985. I never did get it scored. After this thread I'm guessing it must score a lot higher than I earlier estimated. Not many deductions and fairly heavy mass. Any guesses who's in the photo below the horns?
              Honk, I not sure where the trail head horses were kept?
              Montana or Idaho?
              It snowed deep that hunt and the head guide cleared the snow off that mountain rode with a bulldozer. To get us out of there.

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              • #22
                140-145 gross.

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