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Kevin Root
05-03-2012, 11:42 AM
I'm just curious. What do you think this buck scores, just a ballpark? I thought he looked pretty good for a Eastern California Serria buck but I only have the front view pict of him.

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t387/Kevin_Root/466848_377760548932154_168624323179112_1040291_182 7749325_o.jpg

Umpqua Hunter
05-03-2012, 11:55 AM
Nice looking buck Kevin! Hmmm...no way to score him in that pic. Looks like some nice mass overall, and maybe some trash on that left antler. Could be only a 3 point on the right antler. Eye guards are killer and nice long main beams. He is not terribly wide, but I think width is overrated. My best buck ever was 183 and only had a 24" spread. Gorgeous buck, particularly in California. I'll bet he's over 180 gross.

Bitterroot Bulls
05-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Any more pics Kevin? We need to see the forks. A few things are apparent though. His inside spread is tight, somewhere in the 15 to 17 inch range. He is also making up some ground on the G1s, as they are above average. Looks like good mass on that deer as well.

First impressions are good with this guy.

Kevin Root
05-03-2012, 12:39 PM
That's the sad part I don't have any other picture views, side, points, ect.... of him, and this one even is a bit fuzzy pict. Some of the tines did look pretty good for a California Sierra mountain buck and his mass was not all half bad for CA that is. Seeing him in hunting season and getting the X zone tag would be the next challenge. :D

Muleys 24/7
05-03-2012, 01:28 PM
Very nice buck kevin, I'd be happy with that 1 any day of the week, especially here in california. Wish you luck on drawing and finding him again. Great photo thanks for sharing

Ikeepitcold
05-03-2012, 01:54 PM
Great buck. We could all guess on score but with out more pics it would be hard to get it close.

sjsmallfield
05-03-2012, 02:20 PM
Nice buck Kevin. No guess from me but if you let me know where you saw him I will try to get you a rough score this fall. ;)

Kevin Root
05-03-2012, 02:44 PM
Yep, agreed. It's hard to score without more pictures or views. Fun to look at all the same. Guess I'm getting eager to see if I'm fortunate enough to pull the zone here in CA and or just get up into the mountains.

Here's another buck from a picture a few years back. This one was Northern CA in the Lassen Foothills. Difference between the two is the top one is a Public Land Buck and this one below is off a hunting lease, private land that to my knowledge nobody tagged the year the picture was taken.

I'm kind of partial to the public land buck, just because it's public land :).

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t387/Kevin_Root/LassenFoothillsbuck.jpg

sjsmallfield
05-03-2012, 03:15 PM
What a stud! Nice pic Kevin.

Bitterroot Bulls
05-03-2012, 03:45 PM
The first pic is the better scoring deer.

Colorado Cowboy
05-03-2012, 04:19 PM
Really nice eye guards and good mass. Great buck......no matter what state it is from!

sjsmallfield
05-03-2012, 04:25 PM
The first pic is the better scoring deer.

I would have to agree with BB on that one.

dhershberger
05-03-2012, 07:50 PM
Whatever he scores, he's still a beautiful deer!

bigshot
05-08-2012, 11:00 PM
Thats a nice buck, my guess from what I can see would be high 150-160. Looks like he has four points on the right side and five on the left.

larrylur
05-09-2012, 12:59 PM
Kevin, just curious what month that pic was taken. That deer is a toad and if it was even close to hunting season, your lucky he stood there for a picture.

Kevin Root
05-09-2012, 02:35 PM
Kevin, just curious what month that pic was taken. That deer is a toad and if it was even close to hunting season, your lucky he stood there for a picture.

It was taken from a friend I know who runs a pack station here in CA. It was taken last year, but he said they never saw him after that picture day. I'm seeing some nice bucks in his zones. He runs out of X8 and X12.

Roughneck Country
05-10-2012, 01:33 PM
wont score well due to him being so uneven but dewff a nice buck to put on the ground!

BossBrott
05-13-2012, 11:24 PM
What a stud of a buck right there! Hope you can close that deal.

goindeep
05-15-2012, 04:03 PM
He doesn't score anything until he's hit the dirt!

Calibowhunter
08-05-2012, 07:12 PM
both of those are nice cali bucks!!!

HuntWYODon
08-06-2012, 04:39 PM
Kevin,
Looks like a pic taken in Nov. by looking at his neck ! I'd gues maybe 180 . He's a toad no matter what and I wouldn't hesitate to hammer him.
I'll be looking for him or his brother while hunting in X12 this year !