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Title: Help Scoring a Whitetail
Post by: valleyco on September 15, 2015, 07:58:38 PM
I was hunting in Wyoming and shot my best deer to date, a nice non-typical whitetail. His distinguishing characteristic is both G2's are triple tined and palmated.  My problem is I'm not sure how to score the palmated tines.
I have attached photos with my best guess as to where the measurements should be taken.  The purple line is where I would put the baseline, and the green line is where I would take the measurement.  Perhaps an experienced measurer can give me some advice.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Help Scoring a Whitetail
Post by: John Andrews on September 16, 2015, 06:39:57 AM
Welcome to Gutpiles, valleyco! I am not a registered scorer, but I always measured from the outside of the curves.

Nice deer! What part of the state was you hunting?
Title: Re: Help Scoring a Whitetail
Post by: valleyco on September 21, 2015, 11:13:13 AM
I was hunting in NE part of the state.
Title: Re: Help Scoring a Whitetail
Post by: bohicajuan on September 22, 2015, 08:07:14 PM
If you think this is record book material, go online and search for a Boone & Crockett (or Pope & Young if you killed it with a bow)official scorer in your area.

Give him a call and let it be official. If you don't think he's big enough for that, take him to a qualified taxidermist that you want to use to have him mounted. They'll be able to give you a good accurate reading and it won't cost you a penny.

It's going to be next to impossible even for an experienced scorer to measure on line. You really need to get someone there near you to do it.