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Took him just after 8 am Wednesday of last year's firearms deer season. I've been hunting steadily since 1995. I've always been a meat hunter. I've never passed on a deer just because his antlers didn't measure up. This is the first one I've ever taken that I actually wanted to mount. I liked him so much that I also had him mounted on my arm as you can see in the avatar. I've never had him scored. He was a trophy to me so the actual number didn't matter to me. Still, I am curious. Educated score guess, anyone?

I'm posting links because the actual images are too big. Mods, feel free to help post the actual pics.

On the ground. The visible wound is the exit. He was quartering toward me and I took him high and forward on the right side, exiting high and aft on the left. I took out the top of his lungs but did no damage to the backstraps or shoulders. Like I said, I'm a meat hunter.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj195/leemozoid/Hunting/11pointbuck007.jpg

On the wall. The left brow tine is bladed, not broken. He's not tall nor wide, but thick.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj195/leemozoid/Hunting/Bambzilla017.jpg

Close up. This is what the tattoo artist used. He put it on my arm as a mirror image so that it would look correct when I view it in the mirror. He's got small G4s coming up on both sides and a kicker with a broken tip on the left G2. The taxidermist said that he was a dominant buck and that his neck was very scarred from fighting.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj195/leemozoid/Hunting/IMG_0394.jpg
 

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the mirror image thing got me i thought your artist screwed up. I love deer tats; got one on my back.
 

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sweet and like that rifle:cheers:
 

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Not to shabby :cheers:
 

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Nice buck.. score dont matter. :eek::
 

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Yea the score really doesnt matter, just the memories and experiance is what matters. But I would say he is a 120class maybe low 130's class deer, which is a great dang deer.

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had to post pics of my tat. no its not one i shot i wish it was.

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Thanks for all of the replies. Anyone else care to hazard a guess? This isn't a quiz. I really have no idea what he'd score. This is just for my enlightenment.
 

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I hope to go a long time without seeing hairy back tat pics again.
 

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[rquote=1492237&tid=104195&author=ad870]I hope to go a long time without seeing hairy back tat pics again. [/rquote]

that took longer than i expected. most of the time my back hair is the first thing people comment on. :hysterical:
 

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[rquote=1493127&tid=104195&author=Lungbuster44]i'd say 120. and i'd say that back piece is the best thing ive ever seen in my life. [/rquote]

Ditto on both!

Great buck either way, my best memory isn't my biggest buck but an 8 pt I got with the bow that was the first buck over 4 pts that we had seen in 8 years of hunting that farm. Congrats!
 
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