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        Hey guys. I was wondering if any of you had pictures of bucks with antlers you've had measured and scored or done it yourself. 

       It seems like everyone I talk to tells me they shoot bucks that are 140"+. And whenever people show me pictures on their phones every single deer looks way different. Maybe lots of people are lying? I have no idea. I've only been hunting a year so i'm not chasing trophies.

  But I've definitely got my eyes on a couple bucks I found on camera I've been monitoring.

   I'm just curious what a true 120" - 150" buck looks like. Thanks.

 

 

 

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You are correct that many people are exaggerating, simply do not know, or are lying......................there are few 140 + inch bucks killed in NJ. Furthermore, pictures are very hard to judge. True measurements need to be antler in hand after the drying period. Most exaggerate or simply cannot measure a picture accurately, everytime.....especially from a single picture (and angle). 

In NJ any buck above 120 is a big. 

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Some will quote what the deer grossed and not the net.  Some bucks that look big can score less than one that looks smaller.  Close up pics of racks with the hunter farther back behind the deer will make the rack look twice the size Longer tine lengths scores more than a 2" wider rack.  A bunch of junk on a big typical and uneven points will take a lot away from a big rack when talking net.  I've measured a few of mine but don't remember the exact gross or net without digging up the papers, but these are close numbers.

143 gross, 134 net

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132 gross, 128 net

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105 gross

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111 gross

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59 minutes ago, 3Blade said:

If you’ve only been hunting a year or so don’t get caught up on size. Shoot what ever gets your heart pumping and get some deer under your belt first. Enjoy the ride and don’t let anyone tell you what you should shoot.  Good luck this season!

Belive me I'm not looking to chase any monster bucks. I thought I was having a heart attack last year every time I shot a doe lol. I would be so shaky if a monster came walking by me I'd probably miss.

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7 minutes ago, Greybeard said:

Some will quote what the deer grossed and not the net.  Some bucks that look big can score less than one that looks smaller.  Close up pics of racks with the hunter farther back behind the deer will make the rack look twice the size Longer tine lengths scores more than a 2" wider rack.  A bunch of junk on a big typical and uneven points will take a lot away from a big rack when talking net.  I've measured a few of mine but don't remember the exact gross or net without digging up the papers, but these are close numbers.

143 gross, 134 net

749249086_img028.jpg.5c4a0a46cf1e3b2ea87f5f5a3ddb8d72.jpg

IMG_5142.JPG.19c2d77b864046ad1222048c9637f75b.JPG

 

 

 

 

132 gross, 128 net

1513206688_CopyofDSCN6676.JPG.c7fdfbff469ffd68729e43b55556f24a.JPG

 

 

 

105 gross

DSCN8885.JPG.b8f1aef44bfc9890ec96c9d7c310c1c9.JPG

 

 

 

111 gross

IMG_7045c.JPG.1484db16979f67b92d34e5bef75adda7.JPG

IMG_7049c.JPG.8ccf5e7f89e603db3f52180520ee62c5.JPG

Thank you. That buck on the bottom is beautiful.  I've probably had 4 or 5 different people show me similar bucks and say they were 140 bucks. He looks awesome 

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