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Announcing The Winner of the Buck-Scoring Contest!

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December 15, 2011

Announcing The Winner of the Buck-Scoring Contest!

By Dave Hurteau

Someone has won a brand new Bushnell Elite 3-9x40 DOA 600 scope. But I’m not going to tell you who just yet.

First, here are the actual gross B&C scores of the four bucks we took—all on the first day of the hunt—at Trophy Ridge Outfitters in northeastern Wyoming, a real sleeper area for whitetails, where we saw deer pretty much everywhere we looked:

Buck #1, taken by Kevin Howard of Howard Communications, measures 136 2/8

Buck #2, taken by F&S contributor Brad Fenson, goes 129 4/8

Buck #3, taken by Winchester’s Jason Gilbertson, tapes 121 6/8

And my buck, #4, measures 136 even

Many of you guessed too high on these, but you must remember that this was an industry hunt, and we in the industry are professionals at making deer look bigger in photos than they really are.

In any case, the total gross B&C score for all four is 523 4/8, which means we have a winner, and it is iwfeeney, who guessed 523 5/8, a mere and remarkable 1/8 off. Way to go, iwfeeney! I’ll be contacting you soon.

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from 2Poppa wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Congratulations iwfeeny!

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Good job iwfeeny.

Buck #3 was a little of a surprise.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Buckhunter,
I know. I was holding the rack in my hands when I guessed it at 119, right before we measured. If all I had was the pic to go by, I would have guessed a lot higher.

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from davycrockettfv wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

I think I'm getting better at this...

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

damn 4 inchs off i measured a few racks i had in my garage to compare 3 was the one that got me i put him at 125

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from Outsider wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

1 1/8" off...pretty good as i flash guessed them and kept my initial guesses and went with them...Last time I tried to make guesses to each point and such...I was 10" off that time....Enjoy your scope!

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from Tom-Tom wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Good contest, Dave...and a humbling one for some of us. So much for the S.W.A.G. method.

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from steve182 wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Camera angle and how close or far the hunter is to the rack can really throw you off. well done

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from Bernie wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Congrats to iwfeeney! I was off exactly two points. That third buck fooled me badly, or I wouldn't have even been that close.

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from iwfeeney wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Merry Christmas!

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from 2Poppa wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Congratulations iwfeeny!

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Good job iwfeeny.

Buck #3 was a little of a surprise.

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Buckhunter,
I know. I was holding the rack in my hands when I guessed it at 119, right before we measured. If all I had was the pic to go by, I would have guessed a lot higher.

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from davycrockettfv wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

I think I'm getting better at this...

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

damn 4 inchs off i measured a few racks i had in my garage to compare 3 was the one that got me i put him at 125

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from Outsider wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

1 1/8" off...pretty good as i flash guessed them and kept my initial guesses and went with them...Last time I tried to make guesses to each point and such...I was 10" off that time....Enjoy your scope!

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from Tom-Tom wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Good contest, Dave...and a humbling one for some of us. So much for the S.W.A.G. method.

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from steve182 wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Camera angle and how close or far the hunter is to the rack can really throw you off. well done

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from Bernie wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Congrats to iwfeeney! I was off exactly two points. That third buck fooled me badly, or I wouldn't have even been that close.

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from iwfeeney wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Merry Christmas!

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