How To Score A Mule Deer In Velvet
Note the detail of point measurement in the center of the graphic. Keep in mind that there are mule deer areas where, genetically, it is common for no browtines or weak browtines, even for big mature deer.
Records aren’t easy to break.
How to score a mule deer in velvet. The second challenge is going about scoring and entering your velvet buck in the record books if it is big enough. Image award winner score sponsor junior dawson kuffner This amazing mule deer was shot in colorado, on september 2, 2018.
Mass of the mule deer. First, there is the challenge of estimating what the buck would score after it sheds its velvet. But rarely do they hold on that long.
Taken in 1972, it’s held the record for 46 years. I’ve decided to send off my score sheet to p&y, so that he can be officially ranked in the record book. Jordan phillips phillips’ buck grossed 224 and change as a nontypical and was his first velvet muley.
The main beams are 30 1/8 inches (right) and 28 6/8 inches (left). Velvet antlers are a living part of a buck. Justin's incredible buck has 28 points on the right side and 19 points on the left.
In my experience wyoming and idaho mule deer, tip to tip, will vary from 21 to 23 inches. Velvet antlers have the ability to look slightly bigger than they really are. In addition, deer must be harvested following the pope and young club's fair chase rules.
The incredible deer has 28 points on its right side and 19 points on the left. Cars have been guzzling leaded gasoline for 99 years. I explained to the panel that i wasn’t going to strip the velvet off my mule deer to have the score official.
Unfortunately mule deer ears will vary in length from 9 to 10 inches depending on the unit or state. 2, 2018, a buck he knew should be scored by the pope & young club as a possible record. In addition some bucks in certain units will have bigger heads adding to the ear tip to ear tip length.
Velvet antlers produce two challenges when trying to estimate their size. Justin gordon was bowhunting in laplata county, colorado, on sept. Estimating the score of a velvet buck can be difficult for.
This buck has it all. The special panel to measure this potential velvet world record buck will convene on october 28th in lehi, utah. Incredible video of the hunt is available right now on deer cast.
It’s usually the archers who have the pleasure of chasing mule deer in the velvet but even the hard horned guys have to scout deer in the velvet. In many cases, some people let mule deer walk because weight can make the tines appear smaller. Austin land lives to guide and hunt mule deer.
At this point, you have three metrics that you can solely use to determine if a buck is a mature, 160″+ deer, in 95% of cases. If a mule deer has perfect forks, it symbolizes maturity, which is a good score in every hunter’s book. If a colorado buck has a 20″+ inside spread, heavy main beams, and symmetric.
“mule deer are my passion and to be able to take such a beautiful buck is an absolute dream come true. The preliminary score of gordon's buck is 338 7/8 inches. It was, and on oct.
If you fail to comply, your antlers will become ineligible for scoring. This is an iconic mule deer, no doubt. Justin gordon arrowed a monstrous mule deer still in velvet while hunting in colorado on sept.
Mass does not add much to the score, yet every hunter will still claim it. Pictured above is a graphic from the boone and crockett club (b&c) detailing where and how measurements are made. The preliminary score of justin's mule deer is 338 7/8 inches.