NeCitizen – How To Score A Mule Deer In Velvet
How To Score A Mule Deer In Velvet,
Velvet antlers are a living part of a buck. Austin land lives to guide and hunt mule deer.
At this point, you have three metrics that you can solely use to determine if a buck is a mature, 160″+ deer, in 95% of cases.
How to score a mule deer in velvet. It’s usually the archers who have the pleasure of chasing mule deer in the velvet but even the hard horned guys have to scout deer in the velvet. The preliminary score of gordon's buck is 338 7/8 inches. In addition, deer must be harvested following the pope and young club's fair chase rules.
In many cases, some people let mule deer walk because weight can make the tines appear smaller. The main beams are 30 1/8 inches (right) and 28 6/8 inches (left). Cars have been guzzling leaded gasoline for 99 years.
Justin gordon was bowhunting in laplata county, colorado, on sept. Justin's incredible buck has 28 points on the right side and 19 points on the left. Justin gordon arrowed a monstrous mule deer still in velvet while hunting in colorado on sept.
Estimating the score of a velvet buck can be difficult for. Taken in 1972, it’s held the record for 46 years. The incredible deer has 28 points on its right side and 19 points on the left.
If a colorado buck has a 20″+ inside spread, heavy main beams, and symmetric. If you fail to comply, your antlers will become ineligible for scoring. I’ve decided to send off my score sheet to p&y, so that he can be officially ranked in the record book.
This amazing mule deer was shot in colorado, on september 2, 2018. Note the detail of point measurement in the center of the graphic. Keep in mind that there are mule deer areas where, genetically, it is common for no browtines or weak browtines, even for big mature deer.
Pictured above is a graphic from the boone and crockett club (b&c) detailing where and how measurements are made. In addition some bucks in certain units will have bigger heads adding to the ear tip to ear tip length. This buck has it all.
Records aren’t easy to break. Velvet antlers produce two challenges when trying to estimate their size. “mule deer are my passion and to be able to take such a beautiful buck is an absolute dream come true.
But rarely do they hold on that long. 2, 2018, a buck he knew should be scored by the pope & young club as a possible record. This is an iconic mule deer, no doubt.
Unfortunately mule deer ears will vary in length from 9 to 10 inches depending on the unit or state. In my experience wyoming and idaho mule deer, tip to tip, will vary from 21 to 23 inches. The preliminary score of justin's mule deer is 338 7/8 inches.
Velvet antlers have the ability to look slightly bigger than they really are. The second challenge is going about scoring and entering your velvet buck in the record books if it is big enough. Image award winner score sponsor junior dawson kuffner
It was, and on oct. Mass does not add much to the score, yet every hunter will still claim it. The special panel to measure this potential velvet world record buck will convene on october 28th in lehi, utah.
First, there is the challenge of estimating what the buck would score after it sheds its velvet. Incredible video of the hunt is available right now on deer cast. Jordan phillips phillips’ buck grossed 224 and change as a nontypical and was his first velvet muley.
If a mule deer has perfect forks, it symbolizes maturity, which is a good score in every hunter’s book. I explained to the panel that i wasn’t going to strip the velvet off my mule deer to have the score official. Mass of the mule deer.