That is indead a nice buck and I would guess that he would go 215-220. I have only seen a couple of deer that I would say were 40"+ and one of them was on the top of the Book Cliffs that you can see from Fruita during the Utah archery hunt. The funny thing was that the deer was standing 50' away from a trailer while the hunters were off looking for one. We saw the hunters the next day and they didn't believe us until we showed them the video.
WOW - That sure does get the hunting blood pumping!!! That is a granddaddy and I would guess right around 220 as well. That sure is a great story I'm certain that is told over and over. Thanks for the re-energizing picture!
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its easier to use however, both will work.
First, using rubber gloves take a razor blade and make small incisions at the tips of all points about 1/8". Next hang the antlers upside down, allowing the blood to drain. Starting at the bases inject the solution into the...