Is 140 a good deer score?
By comparison, most hunters consider a buck whose antlers score 120 inches in B&C system to be desirable. A 140-inch buck is a slammer, and a 150 is the buck of a lifetime for about 99 percent of today’s hunters.
Can you shoot a deer in velvet?
There are few states that offer a velvet hunt and even fewer that offer a shot at a real trophy. SRO believes in the velvet hunt because there are plenty of bruiser bucks to be found in Kentucky. In fact, the velvet hunt is the very best shot at a trophy whitetail buck that SRO can offer—and here’s why.
How big is a Boone and Crockett whitetail?
The average Boone and Crockett-class buck has main beams measuring 25.63 inches. For field judging purposes, it’s about 8 inches from a buck’s eye to the end of its nose, so look for main beams at least three times that length. The next-most important factor is mass.
What is a trophy whitetail?
A trophy is whatever the hunter desires it to be. It is an animal fairly taken, perhaps one long hunted or outsmarted, or one killed due to some exceptional woodsmanship on the hunter’s part. To the veteran with scores of bucks to his credit, a 110-pound forkie may not be a trophy.
What is a good antler score?
For a typical whitetail, meaning the antlers are symmetrical, the minimum score is 125 inches. A non-typical whitetail must have a minimum score of 155 inches for entry. A typical mule deer has to tape out at 145 inches or greater, while a non-typical muley is eligible at 170 inches.
How wide are a Bucks ears?
The average buck, with his ears in an alert position, has an ear tip-to-tip spread of 16 inches. His ears will measures six inches from the base to the tip. The circumference of his eye is four inches, and from the center of the eye to the end of his nose should measure about eight inches.
How thick is deer velvet?
Mitchell, I’ve never seen the velvet more than ¼ to ½ in thick. Once the blood flow to the velvet stops the velvet will shrink before it is removed by the buck. So the thickness of the velvet varies based on the portion of the antler development cycle.
What is velvet season deer?
Buttons begin to grow from the pedicles sometime around six months of age in male whitetails. During the growing season (spring through summer) a whitetail’s antlers are covered in a very fine and soft membrane most commonly called velvet.