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August 30, 2011

Buck Scoring Contest Winner Confirmed!

By Scott Bestul

by Scott Bestul

Well folks, if you’ve been following Dave Hurteau’s latest buck-scoring contest, you’ll know it was hotly contested. That contest tested your scoring ability on bucks shot last fall by Mathew pro-staffers and offered the reward of a Mathews 2011 flagship bow, the Z7 Extreme. Amazingly, after four tough-to-judge bucks, we had a three-way tie between AlpoHunts11, 1RutNBuc, and Jrm0023, three men whose eyes were so keen they were off by a mere 2/8” on four great whitetails!

The tie-breaker buck was this beautiful whitetail, shot by Mathews pro-staffer Mike Davis last fall.

Dave asked that all tie-breaker scores be submitted by last Thursday (August 25) and, in a bit of a shocker, only one contestant—AlpoHunts11—made the deadline. So now it’s final: AlpoHunts11 is the winner of a new Mathews Z7 Extreme! Congrats to you Alpo, and we’ll be contacting you for information so we can get you your new bow!

I know all of you are dying of curiosity on two issues; 1) What happened to the other guys, and 2) What did the buck actually score? Well I have no clue about the first question, but to answer number two, Davis’ tall-tined monster gross-scored 174-1/8” B&C. AlpoHunts11 submitted a guess of 154-7/8”, which was nearly 20” off… Proving that sometimes just showing up to play is the most important thing! Congrats to AlpoHunts11, and Dave and I thank all of you for participating!

 

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from Storm Hall wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Wish I had know about the contest

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from rsoule wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

THATS NOT THE TIE BREAKER DEER IN PIC?

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Ya that's deer number 4..... Man 174, the guy in the picture must be a big guy cause that deer doesn't look near that big, to me anyway. I'd like to know the details on that one, oh well. Its still fun!

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from jbird wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Congrats to AlpoHunts!

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from Kris24 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Not trying to be negative but I am seriously wondering about the credibility of these contest. Hard to believe 3 guys can tie on such a hard thing to judge. You said it........"which means—you’re not going to believe it—we have a three-way tie."

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from Greenhead wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Seriously, Kris?

Over 400 people entered the contest. Assuming that half of them have some idea what they are doing, the could be within 10 inches on any given buck. Since the contest isn't to see who can get everyone right, but simply get the closest total, they could all be off by a lot on every buck but still end up really close to the right total. It just seems like luck of the draw to me.

Besides, what would F&S have to gain by rigging the contests?

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Congrats to the winner.

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from hctapluos wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

The tie breaker buck-grossing 174? I did notice a few kickers, but really? Were these bucks officially scored? given both sides are pretty much symmetrical, take 174 minus an 18" spread. That would mean the right side would roughly score about 74-76" and the left with the extra points at 80-82". Wow, just saying......

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from 2Poppa wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

A Well Deserved Big Congratulations to AlpoHunts11!

Scott when you said," Proving that sometimes just showing up to play is the most important thing," is without a doubt one of the principles and concepts that a lot of people don't get for various reasons.

That Brother, comes from experience, coupled with wisdom, sometimes I call it, "assuming the position" whether it's convenient or not, when one shows up, doors of opportunity begin to open.

Thanks for the contest and your valuable time!

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from Dances with Deer wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

What's the net on that deer, official net? 150? Nice deer, but doesn't look as big as the reported gross. Friendly measurement or perhaps a tricky photo angle?

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from alanlf5280 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Congrats AlpoHunts

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from Jim Berardi wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

I agree wholeheartedly with Dances with Deer. That last buck appears like a basic 8 with a couple inches in kickers. There's only ever been a handful of 8pts score into B&C range & he sure doesn't look to have the beam length to qualify- be nice if we could see a few more pics of Mr. Davis's buck. Jim

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from 2Poppa wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

A Well Deserved Big Congratulations to AlpoHunts11!

Scott when you said," Proving that sometimes just showing up to play is the most important thing," is without a doubt one of the principles and concepts that a lot of people don't get for various reasons.

That Brother, comes from experience, coupled with wisdom, sometimes I call it, "assuming the position" whether it's convenient or not, when one shows up, doors of opportunity begin to open.

Thanks for the contest and your valuable time!

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from Dances with Deer wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

What's the net on that deer, official net? 150? Nice deer, but doesn't look as big as the reported gross. Friendly measurement or perhaps a tricky photo angle?

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from rsoule wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

THATS NOT THE TIE BREAKER DEER IN PIC?

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Ya that's deer number 4..... Man 174, the guy in the picture must be a big guy cause that deer doesn't look near that big, to me anyway. I'd like to know the details on that one, oh well. Its still fun!

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from Greenhead wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Seriously, Kris?

Over 400 people entered the contest. Assuming that half of them have some idea what they are doing, the could be within 10 inches on any given buck. Since the contest isn't to see who can get everyone right, but simply get the closest total, they could all be off by a lot on every buck but still end up really close to the right total. It just seems like luck of the draw to me.

Besides, what would F&S have to gain by rigging the contests?

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from Jim Berardi wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

I agree wholeheartedly with Dances with Deer. That last buck appears like a basic 8 with a couple inches in kickers. There's only ever been a handful of 8pts score into B&C range & he sure doesn't look to have the beam length to qualify- be nice if we could see a few more pics of Mr. Davis's buck. Jim

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from jbird wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Congrats to AlpoHunts!

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from Kris24 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Not trying to be negative but I am seriously wondering about the credibility of these contest. Hard to believe 3 guys can tie on such a hard thing to judge. You said it........"which means—you’re not going to believe it—we have a three-way tie."

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Congrats to the winner.

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from hctapluos wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

The tie breaker buck-grossing 174? I did notice a few kickers, but really? Were these bucks officially scored? given both sides are pretty much symmetrical, take 174 minus an 18" spread. That would mean the right side would roughly score about 74-76" and the left with the extra points at 80-82". Wow, just saying......

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from alanlf5280 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Congrats AlpoHunts

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from Storm Hall wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Wish I had know about the contest

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