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O/T Trail Cam Pic- Big Boy

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by ShootinSue, Aug 16, 2012.

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  1. ShootinSue

    ShootinSue Active Member Supporting Vendor

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    It's getting about that time of year when bow hunters are starting to think about the upcoming season. A friend sent us this recent trail cam pic of a corn fed Illinois deer. Needless to say, the guys who hunt that ground are fired up! I'm no antler expert but I'm guessing he still has some growing to do. Any ideas on how'd he'd measure up?

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    ShootinSue Active Member Supporting Vendor

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    Rick,

    That's what the trail cam owner thought...close to 200.

    Terry
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    My arrow would be "ticking" on the rest from the shakes.
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    ShootinSue Active Member Supporting Vendor

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    I don't think that comment was necessary since there are young people and ladies, like myself, that do read these threads. Since this is my thread, I would appreciate you deleting that comment. Save it for the bars or start your own thread.

    Thank you,
    Sue
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    Musketman,

    I agree with Sue,please delete you post.
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    They always look so much bigger in velvet than after the antlers are hard.

    I'm guessing 180" if he's lucky.

    Still a beautiful rack I would not pass up.

    Let us know the actual score when the lucky hunter gets him this fall.
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    BigBadBob, We will, he's being watched! Do you think he'll grow anymore yet or are they already set?

    Sue
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    I'm doubt he'll grow much more. Here in Missouri, the bucks are asually hard-horned by 1st of September. It's rare to see one in velvet after labor Day.

    What part of Illinois, North, South, Centrl? He looks like he might be from Pike County.
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    ShootinSue Active Member Supporting Vendor

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    West Central IL, close to the Mississippi. Several large bucks have been seen however, this is the first one on cam. Thank you for the info, just didn't know. Hunting fever is starting to take hold!

    Sue
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    I must have a food fixation...I don't see antlers...I see burgers, roasts, steaks ans sausage : ) somebody pass me the A-1
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    Calvin, take a 1" slice of tenderloin and fry it in butter with a little worcestershire sauce. A bit of A-1 and a slice of homemade bread. Mmmmm, heck with the horns.
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    The inside back straps never make it home from deer camp, along with the heart.

    HM
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    Halfmile,

    We call those the tenderloins and you are correct. They never see the freezer. That's the first thing that hitts the skillet.
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    I agree wholeheartedly guys...the tenderloins and hearts dont even have a chance to cool to room temp around here...antlers are impressive but darn hard on the teeth and we've had enough hat racks around here over the years..no longer a priority...its what looks to be the most tender in filling the freezer
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    I wholeheartedly agree. Beautiful buck, but the tablefare is what really does it for me regarding venison. I am lucky enough to have hunting priveliges on a local dairy farm. The only stipulaion is that I "take at least four of 'em" yearly. With doe permits and early and late season available in this area, that makes it no problem. Horns? what horns? Bill
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    "Horns and tracks make pretty thin soup".

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    Damn, don't anybody here eat the heart and liver???? Heart and eggs for breakfast and liver and onions for supper, with home fries of course, no ketchup, just salt and pepper. Woody
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    Deer antler stew tastes oooooh soooo..............crappy
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    Hi Sue,

    I'm a certified scorer for Buckscore. This is a software that has been developed to measure the size of the bucks antlers from a photo, velvet or not, and be very, very close to the actual hard measurements taken.

    I measured this buck using Buckscore and I got a non-typical gross score of 211.03 inches. It net scored 204.92.

    Quite a dandy you have here. Good luck!!
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    Thanks so much for the information! We have several large bucks lurking about this year and since I was never a trophy hunter, (I like meat for the table), seeing these bucks may change my mind!

    Thanks again!
    Sue
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