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Jim Hudson

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Pretty much any outdoor person seen the captured video of the huge buck from this county, from this summer. Well, supposably, this is the deer that made the film.. Huge!!

Decker Buck

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Bufflao county in Wisc is know for its huge bucks. I spent 3 days a few years ago trying to find a few acres I could hunt without paying a fairly large fee and it was all pay to hunt.

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Glad to hear that an average guy shot it. I know that there have been some camera crews and "professional" big game hunters after that guy. Pretty sweet.

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Hopefully some better pics will show up soon, too bad he isn't more 'typical' as far as score goes but what a beauty whatever the score.

I used to hunt the ridge between Modena and Urne cry

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A HUGE buck for sure, but to challange the record? Looks like way too many deductions to me.

Still, congrats to Bob Decker!

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It couldnt even be scored as a typical having points that come from common bases if im not mistaken??

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A HUGE buck for sure, but to challange the record? Looks like way too many deductions to me.

That's what I thought. Guess we'll find out though.

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Guess there was another article in todays Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, gal from work is gonna bring it in tomorrow. You think that guys phone has rang a few times since Saturday?

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Now I dont know if this is true or not...but I heard that cabelas will give $500,000 to whoever shoots it and lets them make hundreds of replicas for the cabela stores. Now if this is true, that guy is one lucky man!

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I don't think he'll go typical. anyone want to start guessing on a GROSS score. my bid is 207. lacks some mass, and looks like it lacks symmetry, but hey, an absolute bruiser none the less!

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If he's scored as a typical 6x6, his typical frame will gross close to 200", with the long abnormals, I'd guess close to 225. The common base points don't affect whether it can be scored as a typical or not, the length will just be subtracted on a typical or added on a non-typical. I think the hardest part of scoring deer like this is deciding what the typical frame is, he has a crab-claw point on the inside of his right main beam that would make him a 6x6. Little things like that make a big difference in score, which is why scoring some deer doesn't do the rack justice. Still a 200" deer is always bigger than a 140".

Mike

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If points were actually determined to be common base (full figure 8 or peanut shape required now), then they would be classified as typical. Hard to tell from the pics I've seen but I think this buck's biggest problem as far as classifying points as typical or non-typical is their location on the beam. They can all be typical, even if some appear to come off the inside top of the beam and others off the outside top of the beam - as long as they're staggered. If it is determined that any points coming up are side by side, one inside and one outside, then non-typ. My guess on gross is 230-240, but I think he'll be non-typical. In my opinion, the biggest mistake that B&C and P&Y (same scoring system) made when determining their system was the requirement to first subtract for symmetry, then add in abnormal points, when scoring a non-typical. I say the fact that you decided to create a non-typ category in the first place, you should give them credit for everything they grow.

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Best part of the article....

"On Sunday Decker smiled as he recounted stories of harvesting those deer. He laughed as he showed visitors a tiny four-point rack from a buck he killed last year during a hunt in Minnesota"

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