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Location: Kingston, MI
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Monster Alberta Buck Hoax?!?

I found out that the buck in the original pics is no hoax. According to the Boone & Crockett website, it is for real.

Scott Yetman was guiding for Diamond Willow Outfitters last fall, and was rewarded by being allowed to go on a hunt of his own. This giant buck was the result, and is reported to be Scott's first deer ever! Reports are that it will score approximately 190 as a typical, but it has not yet been officially entered into the record books.

I thought it might be a hoax as well, but wanted to do some research prior to posting. I didn't want to put out any information that wasn't accurate.

As for the pictures. I've heard and read that some people will freeze a deer in a certain position prior to a photo shoot, because it makes the pictures turn out better. Certainly possible for these photos.

Maybe we shouldn't be so quick to judge.

Location: Colorado
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Monster Alberta Buck Hoax?!?

all the info you will need is on the Boone and Crocket web site under trophy watch.

http://www.boone-crockett.org/news/trophyWatch.asp?area=news

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Location: Virginia
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Monster Alberta Buck Hoax?!?

trees behind one pic & none behind the other--why move the deer? Deer that size--not too easy to move.
It's a fake!
Good one though... Shame on You! Bash

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Location: Southern Virginia
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Monster Alberta Buck Hoax?!?

I'd say that, from the looks of the hunter and the deer, a "joint" was shared by both.......

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Location: Canada
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Monster Alberta Buck Hoax?!?

Fellas,

I live in the region this deer is reported to be shot. Me thinks the picture is a couple of years old. Outfitters around here set the deer in a particular position and let the deer freeze for photos. This would explain why the hunter in the photo can hold the antlers with his knuckles. Sorry I cannot confirm what it scored. But it would not be uncommon for a hand full of Alberta deer to score in the 200's each year. I know a few guys personally who have 180's in laying on the floor in their work shops! (Not Me)

I will look into the photo. I am new to the site and was unaware that this deer was making such an impression in the States. He sure is a great buck!

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Location: Canada
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Monster Alberta Buck Hoax?!?

I can say that Yetman is a legit whitetail - black bear guide in AB. I have met him. Double Diamond is also an established outfitter in the province. Its a big deer ... but I think by the hunter being a couple feet behind the deer and the antlers presented against the blue sky makes him look bigger than he really is. I think this is probably a legit deer and photo ... we are just making a bigger deal of then it really is ... that is if it scores in the 190's.

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Location: alberta
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Monster Alberta Buck Hoax?!?

its a real deer, and a real big one at that from the two hills ab area. it was killed in 2006, im not sure of an official score, but im told high 190's net. its frozen is why he can hold it up, but im not sure why guys feel the need to mess with the angles to make antlers look bigger than they are. this one doesnt need the help

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Location: Ont. Canada
Joined: 12/02/2006
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Monster Alberta Buck Hoax?!?

Deffinately real, seen this pic on quite afew forum's and most are skeptical and so was I but after seeing it in trophy watch on the B&C site and they confirmed it. AWESOME BUCK!

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