April 15, 2011
Exclusive Video: Scoring the Biggest Muley Shed Ever
By Dave Hurteau
Earlier this week we posted the F&S exclusive story of the “Highest Scoring Muley Shed of All Time,” a massive matched set recently dropped by a now-famous Colorado Springs buck dubbed “Goliath” or “Double Beam.” A glance at the North American Shed Hunters Club record-setting rack leaves you wondering, “How do you score those things?”
The answer is, watch this video. F&S had a camera rolling as NASHC certified measurer Ron Newman put a tape on these incredible antlers.
I just got off the phone NASHC Big-Game Records Director Dave Boland who says the standard used by his club is simply the B&C system minus the spread—plus an occasionally required provision called the Fair Measurement Rule that accounts for bone chewed away by rodents.
In the video, you hear Newman remark, “It’s so hard to tell the typical on this stuff…” which echoes a conversation I just had with Boone and Crockett Assistant Director of Big Game Records, Justin E. Spring. “For a nontypical rack, you score the typical frame and then you add the abnormal point. So the fist step and biggest hurdle with a big nontyp like this is deciding what is what—which can lead to heated discussions between scorers. On a really funky rack, it’s not usual to sit for several hours just figuring out the typical frame.” Check it out, as Newman explains how he does it using two different colors of tape.