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Old 01-11-2020, 07:16 AM
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A 1/8 here, a deduction there, it doesn't take long to turn a 185 buck into a 175. Or the other way around
You got that right. I have several mule deer that gross (all in) between 186 and 195 and then they net high 160's

The worst was one that grossed (all in) 188 and netted 158

This years deer grossed (all in) 191 but will probably net about 169
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The only guys I know with a wall of Booners are or either:
1. Bachelors
2. Still live with their mom
3. Are divorced
4. Independently wealthy
5. Are very fortunate to have a wife or life partner that shares their passion.

Most of us that work normal jobs, with happy wives & families will be lucky to find the time to get one or two Booners in this lifetime.
It is my experience that hunting is very similar to fishing in that, 10% of hunters shoot 90% of the biggest deer.
I had 2 booners before I was 17. 1 whitetail and 1 mule. I was self taught my library of hunting books and magazines probably weighed 600lbs. I agree with your statement.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:50 AM
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The deer is measured by the story of the harvest, not by the inch of the antler.
Someone should put that on a t-shirt.
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