09-26-2005, 03:19 PM
159 7/16 inches.
From the show in Franklin. Not to shabby for a 1 day hunt 250 miles from home on land he had never been on before.[grin]
09-26-2005, 05:47 PM
that shot placement looks a lil high on the neck.....musta been runnin...LOL
09-26-2005, 07:25 PM
You'd think he'd pick a better setting to display the deer....
-Will in Maryland
09-26-2005, 08:06 PM
Rick, congrads on a buck. Raymond told me the story, next time an airboat might be the ticket
09-26-2005, 10:57 PM
Being that I am a taxidermist that hole in the neck means lots of work. Shootem thru the ribs. I don't need that part for a shoulder mount.
09-27-2005, 12:22 AM
Nice buck but from the pics looks like a 140 class! Not criticizing but have seen bigger racks that have scored less. A friend of mine killed a 193 7/8 last year in Illinois with the bow. Congrats on the buck! Waiting on the VA opener my self, seen lots of big bucks this year already.
09-27-2005, 08:46 PM
The tape tells the truth.
09-27-2005, 08:54 PM
Your right the tape will tell.
I was a little off.
Sorry for the mistake.
The hole in the neck is due to a long pursuit after the first shot. A long afternoon in the marsh and there he is.........
09-27-2005, 09:09 PM
Thanks Often that was a long day and yes the airboatwould be the ticket. The taxidermist did whine about the shot in the neck but sh** happens better dead than still running wounded and wasted.
As for the way or place of display if you have a problem with it then you are SOL I was tied and wet and very muddy. I shot this one around 4 in the afternoon and got to dry land around 8. If you would like to display yours show it.
I hope the picture shows The one on the left scored 166 0/16 the one on the right is the Raymond gave the number for 159 5/16. They look good on the wall together hope to put the third one in the middle this year but the other 2 were 5 years apart.