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August 19, 2011

Finally, An Announcement in the Buck Scoring Contest

By Dave Hurteau

We finally have an official total gross score for all four bucks, I am relieved to tell you. I have already apologized profusely for keeping you waiting this long, so I won’t bother with any more of that. But eventually, for one of you at least, the wait will prove more than worth it when this new Mathews’ Z7 Xtreme shows up at your doorstep.

Now to the bucks. They are an interesting group in that three of the four just so happen to have perfectly even gross scores, and two have scores that are smaller—to my eye anyway—than their pictures suggests. One in particular (can you guess?) looks at least 10 inches bigger than it actually is and no one could be blamed for guessing 20 inches too high. So, without further preamble, the gross B&C scores are as follows:

 

Buck #1, taken by Jerrod Hoff, measures 136 even.

Buck #2, taken by Slade Fancher, goes 157 even.

Buck #3, taken by John Albrecht, scores 166 even.

And Buck #4, taken by Jack Wallace, grosses 142 7/8

The total gross B&C score for all four is therefore 601 7/8, which means—you’re not going to believe it—we have a three-way tie. 1RutNBuc and Jrm0023 both guessed 601 5/8, and AlpoHunts11 guessed 602 1/8--all three only 2/8ths of an inch off. And that means they must duke in out over a tie-breaker buck. This buck:

Okay 1RutNBuc, Jrm0023, and AlpoHunts11, have at it. What is this buck’s gross B&C score? Only your first guess counts (unless it’s an obvious typo). You cannot both enter the same the score (if you do, the first one wins). And you must enter your guess before next Thursday, August 25th (sorry but due to popular demand we need to start putting end dates on these things). Sooner is better. As for the rest of you, better luck next time (which will be soon); please congratulate the finalist, and feel free to enter a guess on this buck, just for fun.

Finally, as I’ve said before, if by pure chance you happen to know the hunter in the pic or the buck’s actual gross score, please keep it to yourself.

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from jdwood wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats again, I realize that the post got removed for a little while, and I'm unaware if my question was answered before or not, but Dave out of curiosity was the G4 point on Buck #4's left side the reason it lost quite a few inches? It kept me guessing for a bit trying to determine which of the two points there counted.

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from shadillac wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Deductions? I thought we were guessing GROSS scores?

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from jdwood wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Thats what I thought, I'm very new at attempting to do this but I tried to do some research since the last scoring contest to see if I'd have a better chance this go around, and I was under the impression that abnormal points don't count towards the Gross score, they only get deducted with the Net. So basically I was curious if I understood the information correctly and if so which of the points at the G4 were the actual point and which one was abnormal.

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Gross B&C would be total inches without side to side deductions. If non-typical points are present you would add them to the total score for gross non-typical.

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from Xtremebowhunter wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

156 6/8

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from HawkEyes wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats guys. This one I'm gonna say 139 4/8. Good luck on the final buck!

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from emansfie wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Thanks for the opportunity guys. this was fun to keep up with!

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Only off by 3 1/8 inch. A very suspenseful one, but still a good contest as always, keep em coming Dave.

Good luck boys!!!

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

154 1/2

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from Jim Berardi wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

It was a fun contest-good luck to the 3 finalists. I'll take a poke just 4 fun- 142 1/8". First buck surprised me I overshot him by 18".

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from Bushwackers wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Wow you erased everything ...& not even a mention of what happened...cmon Dave !!!

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from Dances with Deer wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

147 3/8

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Bushwacker,
Not trying to hide anything. With our system, when you repost a blog, you automatically lose the comments (or at least that's what I'm told). So for anyone who's interested: I made a silly math error in the original post, the effect of which left out one the finalists. Buchwacker pointed it out--thank you, Bushwacker--and so I revised the post.

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from rem760penna wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

155 3/8

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from Bushwackers wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Hey Dave wasnt tryin ta call you out...just givin ya a hard time.
I enjoy all of your contests...keep um comin.

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from Bushwackers wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Hey Dave wasnt tryin ta call you out...just givin ya a hard time.
I enjoy all of your contests...keep um comin.

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from jbird wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats to the 3, good luck!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Well deserved dar!

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from billyjo bondurant wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

nice scoring on those bucks.

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from diegfris wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

184is my guess

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from Tom-Tom wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Another challenge, Dave, would be based on the weight of the deer. I'd guess that many of us would come closer to the right answer since we seldom see deer with racks like those in the pictures.

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from hutter wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

162 5/8

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from scottbestul wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

OK guys, I'm taking over the tie-breaker leg of this thing while Dave is "working" on a fishing lake in Ontario.

So far no guesses from the 3 finalists. Just a reminder that tomorrow is the deadline, guys!

I need scores from RutnBuc, Jrm0023, and Alpohunts11
Scott

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from leachums wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

i think it would make it fair if the three finalists had to e-mail their guess in. The last person to guess would have the advantage of seeing the others guess. Just my .02

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from AlpoHunts11 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

I guess I'll throw my score out first. I'm sure the other guys will take the high road and throw thier honest guess out there and keep the contest fun and fair! Good luck to you 1RutNBuc and Jrm0023. Let the best guess/calculation win. My guess is 154 7/8

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from rsoule wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

only one person guessed at the final buck.. congrats alpo.

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from Jim Berardi wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Can't figure out why other 2 finalists didn't give it a whirl- Dave said by Thursday. Conrats Alpo- i believe you guessed a little high-can't wait to see that was a difficult buck to judge. Thanks for contest Dave!

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from AlpoHunts11 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

I'm shocked the other finalist didn't post a score either. I've been eagerly waiting all day to see a post. As far as the final buck Jim, I went back and forth a hundred times with at least 10 different scores. Honestly I got so caught up in scoring the buck I probably completely over thought some things. I think you might be right that I'm a little high, but I just ended up going with my first calculation/guess.

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from AlpoHunts11 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

curious to see how this plays out but Dave clearly states

"And you must enter your guess BEFORE next Thursday, August 25th (sorry but due to popular demand we need to start putting end dates on these things). Sooner is better."

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from leachums wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

well congrats Alpo that sure is a nice bow you just won! Can't believe the others didn't post a guess, but Dave posted it very clearly. Enjoy your new Matthews!

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from scottbestul wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Gentlemen: Well according to my clock, it is start of business on Friday morning and the only guess is Alpohunts11, who tagged the buck at 154-7/8".

As noted above, Dave asked me to run this last leg of the contest while he's away fishing in Canada. He'll have to make the final decision when he checks in with me sometime this weekend...But my call would be that Alphunts has won the Mathews by default.

So I guess preliminary congrats are in order, Alphunts...But please know that I could be over-ruled!

Another ironic twist: Our source at Mathews, who knows the actual gross score of this buck, is out of the office until Monday! So I can't even tell you how close you were on your estimate!!!

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from ckRich wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Congrats Alpo!

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from Bushwackers wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Congrats Alpo... enjoy that new bow !

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from AlpoHunts11 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Thanks for the congrats! Not exactly the ideal way of winning, but excited none the less. Can't wait to see the score of the final buck, it was a difficult one to judge. Thanks for the contest Dave, looking forward to many more..... And that Mathews looks like one deer dropping machine... can't wait to let an arrow fly!

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from Sparky42474 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Congrats alpohunts! Getting the best bow on the market just for guessing rack scores.... That's like robbing a bank without a gun! Great contest Dave, ready for the next one!

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from AlpoHunts11 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

curious to see how this plays out but Dave clearly states

"And you must enter your guess BEFORE next Thursday, August 25th (sorry but due to popular demand we need to start putting end dates on these things). Sooner is better."

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from shadillac wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Deductions? I thought we were guessing GROSS scores?

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from jdwood wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Thats what I thought, I'm very new at attempting to do this but I tried to do some research since the last scoring contest to see if I'd have a better chance this go around, and I was under the impression that abnormal points don't count towards the Gross score, they only get deducted with the Net. So basically I was curious if I understood the information correctly and if so which of the points at the G4 were the actual point and which one was abnormal.

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Gross B&C would be total inches without side to side deductions. If non-typical points are present you would add them to the total score for gross non-typical.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Bushwacker,
Not trying to hide anything. With our system, when you repost a blog, you automatically lose the comments (or at least that's what I'm told). So for anyone who's interested: I made a silly math error in the original post, the effect of which left out one the finalists. Buchwacker pointed it out--thank you, Bushwacker--and so I revised the post.

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from AlpoHunts11 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

I guess I'll throw my score out first. I'm sure the other guys will take the high road and throw thier honest guess out there and keep the contest fun and fair! Good luck to you 1RutNBuc and Jrm0023. Let the best guess/calculation win. My guess is 154 7/8

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from rsoule wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

only one person guessed at the final buck.. congrats alpo.

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from jdwood wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats again, I realize that the post got removed for a little while, and I'm unaware if my question was answered before or not, but Dave out of curiosity was the G4 point on Buck #4's left side the reason it lost quite a few inches? It kept me guessing for a bit trying to determine which of the two points there counted.

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from Xtremebowhunter wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

156 6/8

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from HawkEyes wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats guys. This one I'm gonna say 139 4/8. Good luck on the final buck!

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from emansfie wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Thanks for the opportunity guys. this was fun to keep up with!

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Only off by 3 1/8 inch. A very suspenseful one, but still a good contest as always, keep em coming Dave.

Good luck boys!!!

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

154 1/2

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from Jim Berardi wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

It was a fun contest-good luck to the 3 finalists. I'll take a poke just 4 fun- 142 1/8". First buck surprised me I overshot him by 18".

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from Bushwackers wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Wow you erased everything ...& not even a mention of what happened...cmon Dave !!!

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from Dances with Deer wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

147 3/8

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from rem760penna wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

155 3/8

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from Bushwackers wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Hey Dave wasnt tryin ta call you out...just givin ya a hard time.
I enjoy all of your contests...keep um comin.

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from Bushwackers wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Hey Dave wasnt tryin ta call you out...just givin ya a hard time.
I enjoy all of your contests...keep um comin.

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from jbird wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats to the 3, good luck!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Well deserved dar!

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from billyjo bondurant wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

nice scoring on those bucks.

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from diegfris wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

184is my guess

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from Tom-Tom wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Another challenge, Dave, would be based on the weight of the deer. I'd guess that many of us would come closer to the right answer since we seldom see deer with racks like those in the pictures.

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from hutter wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

162 5/8

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from scottbestul wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

OK guys, I'm taking over the tie-breaker leg of this thing while Dave is "working" on a fishing lake in Ontario.

So far no guesses from the 3 finalists. Just a reminder that tomorrow is the deadline, guys!

I need scores from RutnBuc, Jrm0023, and Alpohunts11
Scott

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from leachums wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

i think it would make it fair if the three finalists had to e-mail their guess in. The last person to guess would have the advantage of seeing the others guess. Just my .02

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from Jim Berardi wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Can't figure out why other 2 finalists didn't give it a whirl- Dave said by Thursday. Conrats Alpo- i believe you guessed a little high-can't wait to see that was a difficult buck to judge. Thanks for contest Dave!

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from AlpoHunts11 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

I'm shocked the other finalist didn't post a score either. I've been eagerly waiting all day to see a post. As far as the final buck Jim, I went back and forth a hundred times with at least 10 different scores. Honestly I got so caught up in scoring the buck I probably completely over thought some things. I think you might be right that I'm a little high, but I just ended up going with my first calculation/guess.

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from leachums wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

well congrats Alpo that sure is a nice bow you just won! Can't believe the others didn't post a guess, but Dave posted it very clearly. Enjoy your new Matthews!

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from scottbestul wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Gentlemen: Well according to my clock, it is start of business on Friday morning and the only guess is Alpohunts11, who tagged the buck at 154-7/8".

As noted above, Dave asked me to run this last leg of the contest while he's away fishing in Canada. He'll have to make the final decision when he checks in with me sometime this weekend...But my call would be that Alphunts has won the Mathews by default.

So I guess preliminary congrats are in order, Alphunts...But please know that I could be over-ruled!

Another ironic twist: Our source at Mathews, who knows the actual gross score of this buck, is out of the office until Monday! So I can't even tell you how close you were on your estimate!!!

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from ckRich wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Congrats Alpo!

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from Bushwackers wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Congrats Alpo... enjoy that new bow !

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from AlpoHunts11 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Thanks for the congrats! Not exactly the ideal way of winning, but excited none the less. Can't wait to see the score of the final buck, it was a difficult one to judge. Thanks for the contest Dave, looking forward to many more..... And that Mathews looks like one deer dropping machine... can't wait to let an arrow fly!

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from Sparky42474 wrote 2 years 33 weeks ago

Congrats alpohunts! Getting the best bow on the market just for guessing rack scores.... That's like robbing a bank without a gun! Great contest Dave, ready for the next one!

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