I was fishing along paint creek in sept of 2002, I had the uncanny feeling of being watched..That is when I spoted this nice buck laying in a depression..I took a quick pic, any idea of what it migh score???
It's really difficult to tell from just one angle.
It looks like a 8 point with a 15-16" inside spread but with really nice high rack with nice long G1 and G2 points. The short brow tines and what appears to be just average mass would make me believe this is a a younger deer but who knows for sure. I would guess somewhere between 125 and 145. Without knowing the size of the deer relative to it's antler size it's just a guess. I do however believe it's in that ball park.
I have been pretty succesfull over the years of estimating the score range on the deer that we've shot down in Athens before we shoot them, but I normally get to watch them for long periods of time, from all angles, on numerous occasions, before we shoot them. That makes the guessing at least an educated guess.
In any event that's a very nice buck. Was he laying down?
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