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January 19, 2011

Announcing The Buck-Scoring Contest Winner!

By Dave Hurteau

by Dave Hurteau

And we have a winner.

But first let me again shower you with compliments. (I hate to do it, but it’s important to our advertisers that you keep coming back.) For the second time since I started these things, an astounding 20 percent of contestants guessed within roughly 5 inches of the actual total gross score of our four bucks. Think about that for a second. Now think about how easy it is be to 5 inches off any single buck. Also, it has to be said that mwmrtn is a buck-scoring freak. For three constests in a row now, he has been within 5 inches of the actual total score—well within, including one stint as a finalist (tied for best overall guess.)

Now to the bucks:

Buck #1, Bestul’s squeaky clean 10-pointer, grosses 139 4/8. Buck #2, Jim Meader’s fine NY bow buck, goes 132 7/8. Buck #3, Mark Stimets’ beef-bodied Minnesota buck, tallies 133 6/8. And Buck #4, Gabe Mierau’s tremendous youth-season buck, grosses 166 3/8.

The total gross B&C score for all four is therefore 572 4/8—which means that the new Rinehart RhinoBlock Archery Target goes to… zdudley, who guessed it right on the nose (even if he did express the fraction incorrectly, which as I’ve said before, does not count against him). If you’re wondering who to feel badly for, it’s shadillac, who was a mere 1/8th of an inch off and who I’m sure will feel a lot better if you all point out in comment section how narrowly he missed not winding up with nothing.

Well done zdudley. Enjoy the target. I’ll be contacting you soon.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

shadillac,
Just busting your chops. Great effort. Seriously.

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from tj8me wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Thanks for posting this contest - we all had a great time scoring these out. They're all fine deer, and a congrats to the 4 guys who harvested them.

BUT..........Ive gotta call BS.

Not a chance Bestul’s is bigger than Stimets'. AND Meader’s buck??? That thing's barely teasin' 120" and youve got it within an INCH of Stimets'??? Seriously?

you're 30" off!

And Im not just busting your chops Hurteau.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

tj8me,
This just goes to show how much the photo can play a role in how big a buck looks. I helped Scott drag his buck out and I held Mark's buck's rack in my own hands just a few days later. I can tell you unequivocally that Scott's buck is bigger. In fact, all three of us--me, Scott, and Mark--guessed Scott's buck at around 140 and Mark's at around 135. As for Jim's buck, I couldn't agree more that in the picture it doesn't look like it stacks up with the others. But it has excellent beam length, which is often hard to see in photos. Jim had his buck measured by an official New York State Big Buck Club scorer.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Great job guys. I did not enter but still enjoyed the contest.

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from deblack wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

congrats.. to zdudley :)good guessing shadillac

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from muskiemaster wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

hey dave! you left me out I've been within five inches every scoring conest so far. my times going to come sooner or later. congrats zdudley

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from NHshtr wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Congrats to zdudley! 7/8 congrats to shadillac!

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from Bassmasterking wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Sorry shaddy but it happens to the best/worst of us.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

muskiemaster,
Not wanting you to have to share the spotlight with mwmrtn, I was waiting until the next contest to tell everyone about your incredible run. I guess the cat is out of the bag now.

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Congrats. that was fun.

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from mwmrtn wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Good contest! Congrats to the winner!!

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from shadillac wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! I've been waiting to see the results all week. When I saw the score I jumped out of my seat because I knew I had it. ZDUDLEY, you just broke my heart!!!

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

congrats, zdudley. shadillac, 1/8th? man that must hurt! kidding. you should get a consolation prize.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

You're right, jamesti. Shadillac, plus one for you.
Enjoy!

Seriously, I did think about giving shadillac a consolation prize. Of course, I also thought about mailing everyone a hand-written participation certificate.
(Kidding. kidding.)

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from mountaindew732 wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

looks like i will just have to man up and pay the 130 bucks for the target now :P I love these contests they are so much fun.. i must say i never would have guessed 166 for the monster..

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from 870 wingmaster 101 wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

I was off by 4 1/2", Darn.

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from BrigMarine wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

So now its 2 contests I was less than an inch away from winning. Congrats

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from Jim Berardi wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this contest. I was over by around 9" - thought I'd be a little closer, buck # 2 appeared larger to me. Good job to the winner & feel SORRY 4 SHADILLAC! Good job Mr. Hurteau

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from zdudley wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Thanks guys! sorry shadillac,hopefully we can do another contest soon, they are a blast!

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 10 weeks ago

Congrats Zdudley,, Wish I could have added better. Must be getting old my totals came up to 571 5/8" I typoed 561 5/8 " need new glasses I think,,lol

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from Luckyhunter wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

546 1/8

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from shadillac wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! I've been waiting to see the results all week. When I saw the score I jumped out of my seat because I knew I had it. ZDUDLEY, you just broke my heart!!!

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

congrats, zdudley. shadillac, 1/8th? man that must hurt! kidding. you should get a consolation prize.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

shadillac,
Just busting your chops. Great effort. Seriously.

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from tj8me wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Thanks for posting this contest - we all had a great time scoring these out. They're all fine deer, and a congrats to the 4 guys who harvested them.

BUT..........Ive gotta call BS.

Not a chance Bestul’s is bigger than Stimets'. AND Meader’s buck??? That thing's barely teasin' 120" and youve got it within an INCH of Stimets'??? Seriously?

you're 30" off!

And Im not just busting your chops Hurteau.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

tj8me,
This just goes to show how much the photo can play a role in how big a buck looks. I helped Scott drag his buck out and I held Mark's buck's rack in my own hands just a few days later. I can tell you unequivocally that Scott's buck is bigger. In fact, all three of us--me, Scott, and Mark--guessed Scott's buck at around 140 and Mark's at around 135. As for Jim's buck, I couldn't agree more that in the picture it doesn't look like it stacks up with the others. But it has excellent beam length, which is often hard to see in photos. Jim had his buck measured by an official New York State Big Buck Club scorer.

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from Jim Berardi wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this contest. I was over by around 9" - thought I'd be a little closer, buck # 2 appeared larger to me. Good job to the winner & feel SORRY 4 SHADILLAC! Good job Mr. Hurteau

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Great job guys. I did not enter but still enjoyed the contest.

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from deblack wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

congrats.. to zdudley :)good guessing shadillac

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from muskiemaster wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

hey dave! you left me out I've been within five inches every scoring conest so far. my times going to come sooner or later. congrats zdudley

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from NHshtr wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Congrats to zdudley! 7/8 congrats to shadillac!

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from Bassmasterking wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Sorry shaddy but it happens to the best/worst of us.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

muskiemaster,
Not wanting you to have to share the spotlight with mwmrtn, I was waiting until the next contest to tell everyone about your incredible run. I guess the cat is out of the bag now.

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Congrats. that was fun.

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from mwmrtn wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Good contest! Congrats to the winner!!

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

You're right, jamesti. Shadillac, plus one for you.
Enjoy!

Seriously, I did think about giving shadillac a consolation prize. Of course, I also thought about mailing everyone a hand-written participation certificate.
(Kidding. kidding.)

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from mountaindew732 wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

looks like i will just have to man up and pay the 130 bucks for the target now :P I love these contests they are so much fun.. i must say i never would have guessed 166 for the monster..

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from 870 wingmaster 101 wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

I was off by 4 1/2", Darn.

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from BrigMarine wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

So now its 2 contests I was less than an inch away from winning. Congrats

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from zdudley wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Thanks guys! sorry shadillac,hopefully we can do another contest soon, they are a blast!

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 10 weeks ago

Congrats Zdudley,, Wish I could have added better. Must be getting old my totals came up to 571 5/8" I typoed 561 5/8 " need new glasses I think,,lol

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from Luckyhunter wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

546 1/8

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