Massive Buck, 200?

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  1. cart3r_hunt3r

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    We have a lease in the Texas hill country and a big buck for us on camera is 150, until today! This thing is giant and is a 15 point with a drop tine! Any ideas on score? Am I crazy or could it get to 200?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    I'd need more and better pics of him before I'd go so far as to say he'd make 200". Not saying he won't either though. Most deer down there I've seen are small bodied so my perspective is going to be skewed to start with.

    Shoot him and we'll discuss the score sheet, lol.
     
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    Sure is big
     
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    That is a big buck but also not sure he'll make 200 if I had to guess I'd say high 170's

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    that drop is long. that will help his score out tremendously. I'd say he'll be close. at least in the 180-190 range.
     
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    He needs another year. Lol. Get on em.
     
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    Nice deer for sure but I doubt that he'll make 200".
     
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    don't know score, but what a stud!
     
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    I don't think you will yet 200 lbs. of burger out of him. But his rack is really nice.
     
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    Really cool buck for sure. I would put him around 180".
     
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    I'm gonna say tops grosses 190...lowest 175
     
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    It’s tough to tell from those pictures. The left side looks weaker and it appears to be a 4x5 typical frame with stickers that would be scored as a non-typical because it features more than 15 inches of non-typical antler.
    I am giving a large range (20”), but I think it is easily above 185” and could go as high 205” as a non-typical.
    One of the largest I have seen on here this year.
     
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    I wouldn't have any reservations about agreeing with this if it were a midwest deer, I just don't know how to account for that particular deer's body size. That feeder looks really big, I don't know if its really big or if the deer is small. Same goes for the surrounding brush, I just don't have anything reliable there to gauge their body size to use as a gauge for their antler dimensions. It could be a 160" deer wit ha really small body for all I can tell.
     
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    Don't know his score, but I would put him on the wall.
     
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    You are right. I consider the ears 3 1/2" approx. If the ear size is different I could be way off.
     
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    That always gets me if I'm watching a hunting show and they shoot a MONSTER buck in Texas or Mexico, then they walk up to it and its a dog with antlers.


    This is a nice looking deer and I'd shoot it in a heartbeat but I agree with your statement, when you're used to shooting 200+ pound deer, a 130 pound buck with a 130 inch rack looks like an absolute monster until you walk up to it.
     
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    Haha, yep. They aren't all like that though, I've seen southern deer that were big pretty much comparable to midwestern deer. The Tecomate ranch down there has some big bodied deer as an example. I think it depends on the management a great deal. The heat is always going to keep their body weight down a little no matter what, they just don't need a huge BMI to survive like northern deer.
     
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    He is a Giant!! I am thinking high 180s.
     
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    Im gonna say upper 180s.
     
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    No I don't think so.
     

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