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    He might be better than we think if he curls in significantly, based on the photo though I have a hard time stretching him past 13.5 or so, which is short. Might have 6 inch prongs and 6 inch bases, even with those generous measurments I have a hard time getting him much over 70 inches, I'm thinking right around 70. Could be borderline Pope and Young, minimum there is 67 inches. Would be a good archery trophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    Here is the pic rotated. The buck has nice mass in the tips, high cutters, but the length is not there, the cutters are short and the mass is average. The buck is no where near 80". I'm thinking low 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doe Nob View Post
    He might be better than we think if he curls in significantly, based on the photo though I have a hard time stretching him past 13.5 or so, which is short. Might have 6 inch prongs and 6 inch bases, even with those generous measurments I have a hard time getting him much over 70 inches, I'm thinking right around 70. Could be borderline Pope and Young, minimum there is 67 inches. Would be a good archery trophy.
    I would be hunting him on an OTC archery tag on public land. I judge him as 66-68 and was just wondering what everyone else thought. I have 2 bigger bucks I am looking at, but they spent a lot of time on private.
    Last edited by Highcountry Dreams; 07-30-2013 at 11:56 AM.

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    Here is a quartering shot that shows a slight inward curl. Still don't know how to rotate it. Thanks for all the replies so far.
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    Yep, I now think he'll pass 70" a little bit seeing as how I don't have to stand upside down to look at him any more, LOL!
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    This antelope scored 70 3/8 for reference.

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    My guess is still right at 60.
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    DFG---That is a gorgeous buck and sure looks a lot better than barely making 70"!

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    A majority of guesses on goats tend to fall short of actual score (that's just my experience). It's just a number. However, Just based on the picture and scoring lots of goats, I'd give that one 11" horns. That's 22". I'd give him 3" of prong on each side, and 5" bases. I'd go 5 1/5" on the d2, and 3" and 2" on the d3 and 4 (generously). 22+6+10+11+6+4=59". You can call him 13 or 14" long if you want to, but I just don't see it. You can also inflate the mass a bit, but not by much. He may scoot toward 65", but there's just no getting that goat to 70". Kill him and prove me wrong!

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    I'm thinking around low to mid-60's, I'd take him as my first goat any day! Season starts tomorrow here for me and my first antelope tag! Woot woot!
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    I'm coming up with a 70-72" score based on this picture.

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