I had an awesome Halloween hunt in SE Minnesota and got to seal the deal on a nice mature Minnesota 9 pointer, my biggest buck to date! Here's how it went down. I'm with my Dad on a trip and it's our first day of hunting, we unfortunately got rained out for the morning sit but got settled in just as the rain was stopping (about 2pm) and the deer were definitely moving. My dad and I were sitting about 800 yards apart and he had texted me 10 minutes after getting settled in that he already had seen a nice 8. I was seeing a few does filter by but my spot was in a little thicker draw so deer had to be close to get a look at anything. Then my dad texted that he had seen a heavy shooter 9 chasing a doe, so I'm getting pumped! Our first sit and it seems like the deer are really running after the rain all day. So it's about 6:00 and I hear grunting off to my left, I look over and immediately see horns. It's thick but I get my binos on him and instantly think shooter. Then I see the doe in front of him. She stops, pees and he continues to bump her around, they cross in front of me at 40 but I pass the shot and am thinking they are gone. JUST then she makes the turn and heads up hill, past my stand at 15yards! I pick my shooting lane and get ready for him to follow...and it all happens textbook. He follows he trail and I give him a "Mehh" just as he stops I sent one right behind his shoulder. He took off and stopped about 50 yards on the next ridge and started to wobble, he then disappeared over the ridge but I had a pretty good idea he was done. I sent out a text to my dad, wife, and buddies and told them the good news. To be safe I backed out and we waited a good 2 hours before taking up the trail. sure enough, there he was 80 yards from where I shot him! Needles to say it was a good night of celebrating and sharing pics. I was more than excited to harvest my biggest whitetail buck! Now here comes the but... We're out here hunting with an outfitter.Its the first time we have ever done a hunting trip, but I got a really nice hook up with a reputable outfitter here and thought it'd be a lot of fun to try and get ourselves a nice buck! I would still consider myself pretty novice when it comes to bowhunting. This is probably my 4th season taking it very serious and I can say I'm learning more and more every year. I've been fortunate to harvest some decent bucks on my home farm (Wisconsin) but none that I thought were big enough to score. My guess is they were all between maybe 80"-100". That being said, this outfitter has a 125" minimum. Something I understand and respect, you have to manage what is shot in order to give people opportunities at big deer. I'm sure almost all outfitters have a minimum. Anyways, from the moment I saw the buck on the hoof I thought he was big enough. Heck, he was a lot heavier and had 2 more points than anything I've shot before so he's gotta be at that 125" mark. Even when we recovered him, I knew he wasn't a monster buck, but he sure as heck looked nice to me! I definitely still thought he would meet that 125" mark. Well...the next day the owner of the outfitter came by the cabin and wished me a big congrats but said he didn't think the buck would meet the minimum...(a $500 penalty). This took the wind out of my sails a little bit, if you know what I'm saying. It's still my biggest buck and I'm super happy and blessed to have taken him, but if be lying if I told you it didn't suck to hear that. He said I could have it professionally scored and we could see what it comes to, but that's my call. So, here's my question to you guys.. What would you do in this situation? Does he look close to 125"? Should I have a P&Y scorer come out and score him? Or should I just cough up the $500 and chalk it up as another learning experience?