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Heard through another forum that the Zaft buck was officially scored as a non-typical...what a kick in the butt. Sometimes I have to wonder about the "rules" P & Y and B & C have.

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That is interesting, wonder why they went non-typical?

There are some pictures and a score sheet on the buck here:

http://www.rodharrison.com/bucks/zaft_buck.htm

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This is the only place I've heard that the Zaft buck was scored non-typical. It was panel scored typical 206-7/8 by P&Y on Dec 7, 2001, and the final step was for it to be panel scored again at the 2003 P&Y Convention -- which, according to P&Y, is scheduled for 1-3 May 2003.

So I'm curious about the source that said it's now non-typical. To my knowledge, there was no plan for P&Y to score it again before the convention. I'm also a bit skeptical because while it might be possible for minor point differences, it seems hard to believe an official P&Y panel would do something as egregious as mistake typical and non-typical.

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Looks typical to me... Damn nice buck any way you look at it.

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I don't know much about this buck. Why is it political?

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It is so political because Wayne Zaft shot the buck with his bow and lost it...went back after a couple days talked to the farmer who owned the land and the farmer said he spotted a dead buck out in his pasture. Hence Wayne retrieved his trophy...alot of people are against it saying he didn't shoot it but found it dead and so the rumor mill starts up. The rumors fly even more so because it is/was a potential world record P&Y and #2 B&C.

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Thanks for the info Harv. Sounds kind of odd to me....

I bet the farmer is wishing he went and inspected the "dead buck in the field" a little closer. :smile:

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What a waste of good meat. Should change it to the Daft buck! This guy has nerve following up to days later. Ive been hunting for forty years started dogging when I was 15. In the middle of a pasture am I the only one who is going to question this. This animal should have been found period.

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I know if I took a shot at a buck like that I'd be out there all night with a flashlight looking for it.

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This animal should have been found period.

And it was.

He did come back to find it and for all I know he may have been searching the day before and the night before. Sometimes it is tough to find a injured buck. The fact that he kept looking 2 days after the fact says something. Lots of people give up, or worse, don't care.

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Two days after the fact in my book is wasted not found. Where did he hit the buck? How far did it travel? Because dieing in the pasture like that makes me think it was running dead. If they have any brain function left at all they usually find a hole or under some scrub where you can walk by them. This is why I'm questioning this.Now he's claiming a deer any one could have shot trying to look like a great hunter,remember it's not the size of the rack that counts it's how you treat your prey. He should have been more of a man and chalked this one up as lost, he was beaten period!

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