Visual Scoring in the Field

jayber

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I've heard a couple of guys talk about guidelines as to how they rough score antlers while hunting.  For example; approximately how much spread, number of points, G1 length, etc. needed to be P&Y and/or B&C class.  Does anybody use a method similar?  I like to have them at least past the ears, but I'd like to get better at identifying how they might score.
 



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Hey jayber.....Up here in Maine we use the deers ears cause their legs are so short HeHeHe No seriously Figure the ears for 6-7 inches and the head for 6-7 more in width. If the rack is wider than outstreched ears you got better than 18-20 inside spread. use the ear length to estimate beam length and tine length. If you can measure a few racks you will get a feel for tine length and mass. The size of the deers body has some effect on how big you percieve the rack to be. If you think it is really big it usually is, most people underestimate in the field

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