I picked him up last weekend. This buck's story was in the spring edition of the MBS' Rubs'n Scrapes magazine.
All I could say was "wow" when I first saw him. Gary Dobbins from "A Head of the Game Taxidermy" is truly an artist.
Gary made a few interesting observations about the deer - he would have had 2 or 3 droptines on the right and one or two on the left next year. His left browtine was probably going to be a split as well. I should have let the buck walk right?
He got scored as a typical 10 pter. The left G2 and G3 were considered separate points. The buck grossed 161 1/8 and netted 149 4/8. That right G3 hurt my net score (5 3/8 difference) but hes a keeper either way!
He had almost 40 inches of mass (38 6/8). Inside spread was 19 and outside 22 2/8. I am entering him in the Maryland trophy deer contest later this summer. That is why the net is important to me.
I was very privileged to harvest such a nice deer. I think it will be difficult to top this one (at least here in Maryland).
Enjoy the pics.