A Whitetail Scoring How To.... (Tutorial)

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by buckeye, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. early in

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    They always round off to the nearest eighth inch mark. I believe they do this for easier addition. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    When adding and subtracting fractions, it is easiest to use a common denominator. Would not make a lot of sense to use eights, quarters, halves and three quarter fractions when measuring the antlers.

    Once you come to a final score you can then state the fraction in any way you would like.
     
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    Did you swap around the definations between net non typical and gross typical? I think net non typical should be 151 and gross typical would be 144.
     
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    I take back that last post. I was using a form for the non-typical whitetail deer from B&C. Abnormal is a good thing there!
     
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    This is just my 2 cents.
    I know the whitetail contest is all for fun and a blast to be a part of but some of the scoring last year, based on the pic's that were posted, were off by a mile. I know cause we caught a mistake by one of our own team members. It is not a crime at all to not know how to score a deer but a deer that scores 80", looks like a deer that will score 80", not 120". I'm only saying this cause there was a 50" difference btw 1st and 2nd place. I don't believe people will question anyone that is off 5" or maybe even 10", but it is fairly easy to see when someone is off by 20 or more inches.
     
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    Really good pictures of your kill will be beneficial for this as well. That way your team members can kinda confirm with a ballpark estimate if you're not confident in your scoring ability
     
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    This is a very good point. As a team, we did this to one of our teammates last year. He hadn't killed a buck of the size that he killed. We helped him get to the correct score.
     
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    great info. thanks!
     
  10. Fix

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    Glad this got a bump....with the contest about to begin again ppl should make a effort to learn the in's and Out's of measuring.
     
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    Brand new to scoring but if I post a couple pics from the trail camera could I get an estimate on what you guys think he will score
     

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    Put him on the ground and we can show you how to run the tape.
    In 140s
     
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    Glad to see this! I can't wait to get my buck back from the taxidermist so I can score him just to find out how big he is.
     
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    So I need help with my 4 pointer.... just the 4 mass measurements IMG_2518.JPG

    I know where the first H measurement is .. the other 3 , mostly the last 2 per side I’m not sure ... I measured the mass all along the antler as I took the head to be mounted

    Help


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    Measure from center line of g1 to tip of beam and divide that in half. That is the point you will take your other 3 mass measurements around main beam.

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    Good writeup. I'm waiting for a system of displacement to take the "guess work" out but more importantly take into account the actual mass of the tines.
     

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