Went out with the scope today to check on "my herd". I'm kind of just getting into this whole "trophy" hunting scene,so my field judging skills are pretty rudimentary......that said, any guesses on what this dude might score?
His forks look a bit shallow to hit the magic number 180 but he is a nice deer. But it is awful hard to tell without multiple photos of different angles. I have to agree with the others about him being in the 170's.
I may be a little hard on him because the pics dont do him justice. I cant tell if he even forks on his left front and his others arent very deep. He dose have good mass and he is wide. I would have to say 165 - 170 if he dose have a fork on the left side. All that said I would not hesitate to hang him on the wall!!!
I'm not sure what is going on with that red coat. I shot a doe this year during archery season with a similar coat in the same general area as those bucks. I just assumed she was transitioning from a summer to winter coat...but it's weird to see one so red this time of year. Hope it's not a CWD thing.
Skipping the football game to go see if I can re-locate them again on Sunday. How's that for priorities?
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