Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Bcscore On Hoof 3
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Bcscore On Hoof 3

1,605
views

Published on

Scoring on the Hoof

Scoring on the Hoof


0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,605
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
8
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. SCORING ON THE HOOF (Based on Boone and Crockett Club criteria) By: Eugene R. Fuchs Kerr Wildlife Management Area Texas Parks and Wildlife www.tpwd.state.tx.us/hillcountry
  • 2.
    • BASICS FOR SCORING WHITE-TAILED DEER ANTLERS
    • Determine the points that qualify for measuring 1. Number of typical points 2. Number of non-typical points Definition of a POINT - a projection at least one (1) inch long and longer than wide at some location at least one inch from the tip of the projection.
    • Inside Spread
    • Main Beam Length
    • Length of Points
    • FOUR ( 4 ) Beam Circumferences on each antler NO more/No less
  • 3. Typical vs. Non-typical Points Typical points arise ONLY from the top of the main beam. Non-typical points can originate from other points, the sides and bottom of the beams, the burrs, and can be unmatched, typical points that are between typical points, but not a point as shown ( G4 ). G4
  • 4. Non-typical points
  • 5. Inside spread Inside spread is taken at the widest location between main beams perpendicular to the center line of the forehead – NOT between points
  • 6. Each main beam length is taken along outside curve of beam starting at antler burr above the eye to the tip of beam. Main beam length
  • 7.  
  • 8. Point lengths are taken on the outside curve of each point where the midline of the point intersects the top of the beam or another point.
  • 9. Beam circumferences must be taken at the smallest location between points except the 4 th measurement may fall midway between last point and end of main beam when G4 is missing. H1 H2 H3 H4 H1 & H2 H3 H4
  • 10. Circumference measurement locations - 4 taken on each antler - no more - no less These measurements are referred to as H1, H2, H3, & H4 H1 H2 H3 H4
  • 11. Matched non-typical points Cannot be measured as TYPICAL POINTS
  • 12. Scoring on the Hoof What will an 8 pointer score ?
  • 13. Knowing the average of several physical measurements for 3 year old bucks for a region/population will help in estimating scores “ON the HOOF”. Learn the ear length, head length, eye-eye width, etc. of the deer you are hunting.
  • 14. Outside eye - eye 5 1/2 in.
  • 15. Length of ear 5 - 5 1/2 in. Diameter of eye 1 in.
  • 16. Width between burrs 2 - 2 1/2 in. Width of black nose pad 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 in.
  • 17. HEAD LENGTH 12 IN. Eye to nose 6 1/2 - 7 in.
  • 18. These 2 views offer the best opportunity for estimating antler score Slight quarter is better than side view
  • 19. Judging antlers on a buck walking away or quartering away will usually result in “ground shrinkage” Side views often give an under estimation of antler size
  • 20. The Tape Doesn’t Lie The following are examples of antlers that have been scored representing several gross B&C score-classes for typical 8 pointers Notice how antler shape and point length effect score
  • 21. Spread = 10 6/8 Beams = 16 7/8 & 16 2/8 G1 = 1 7/8 & 3 1/8 G2 = 6 2/8 & 6 G3 = 5 4/8 & 4 H1 = 2 7/8 ( mass = 20 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 90
  • 22. 90 Class
  • 23. Spread = 12 6/8 Beams = 18 6/8 & 20 G1 = 3 1/8 & 4 1/8 G2 = 7 & 6 1/8 G3 = 5 & 6 1/8 H1 = 3 1/8 ( mass = 22 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 105
  • 24. Spread = 15 Beams = 18 & 18 3/8 G1 = 4 & 4 G2 = 7 5/8 & 7 3/8 G3 = 5 5/8 & 6 6/8 H1 = 3 4/8 ( mass = 23 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 106
  • 25. Spread = 21 Beams = 18 4/8 & 20 2/8 H1 = 4 ( mass = 23 ) GBC @ 6 pts. = 108
  • 26. 100 Class
  • 27. Spread = 12 Beams = 17 5/8 & 17 2/8 G1 = 3 & 3 2/8 G2 = 6 7/8 & 6 5/8 G3 = 6 3/8 & 7 H1 = 3 6/8 ( mass = 29 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 111
  • 28. Spread = 13 4/8 Beams = 18 & 18 G1 = 1 5/8 & 2 3/8 G2 = 10 2/8 & 10 1/8 G3 = 8 2/8 & 7 6/8 H1 = 3 4/8 ( mass = 24 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 114
  • 29. Spread = 17 6/8 Beams = 18 5/8 & 18 G1 = 4 2/8 & 5 G2 = 7 2/8 & 7 2/8 G3 = 6 & 5 2/8 H1 = 3 6/8 ( mass = 26 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 116
  • 30. Spread = 12 6/8 Beams = 20 & 19 4/8 G1 = 3 6/8 & 5 G2 = 9 4/8 & 10 G3 = 5 4/8 & 5 H1 = 3 6/8 ( mass = 26 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 117
  • 31. 110 Class
  • 32. Spread = 15 Beams = 18 4/8 & 18 6/8 G1 = 2 6/8 & 2 4/8 G2 = 11 3/8 & 10 G3 = 7 5/8 & 8 H1 = 4 ( mass = 26 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 120
  • 33. Spread = 14 4/8 Beams = 19 & 17 4/8 G1 = 5 5/8 & 4 4/8 G2 = 8 5/8 & 8 7/8 G3 = 6 6/8 & 7 H1 = 4 2/8 ( mass = 32 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 125 GBC @ 12 pts. = 136
  • 34. Spread = 16 2/8 Beams = 18 4/8 & 19 2/8 G1 = 2 4/8 & 2 5/8 G2 = 10 3/4 & 10 4/8 G3 = 9 5/8 & 9 2/8 H1 = 4 4/8 ( mass = 30 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 127
  • 35. 120 Class
  • 36. Spread = 15 4/8 Beams = 22 & 22 G1 = 3 6/8 & 3 4/8 G2 = 11 4/8 & 11 4/8 G3 = 9 & 8 4/8 H1 = 3 6/8 ( mass = 27 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 135
  • 37. Beams = 19 6/8 & 20 G2 = 10 2/8 & 9 4/8 G3 = 10 1/8 & 9 4/8 H1 = 4 6/8 ( mass = 27 ) GBC @ 8 pts. = 138
  • 38. 130 Class
  • 39. Spread = 12 6/8 GBC = 117 G1 = 5 Spread = 17 6/8 G2 = 11 G3 = 9 H1 = 4 2/8 ( mass = 30 ) GBC = 138 See what a difference of 20 in. of score makes in appearance
  • 40. 120 Class Spread = 17 H1 = 4 2/8 ( MASS = 28 ) 1OO Class Spread = 12 H1 = 3 4/8 ( mass = 23 ) Broken G3
  • 41. GBC = 107 GBC = 126
  • 42. 110 Class 120 Class See the difference ?
  • 43. 130 Class 140 Class Point and beam length are the difference in score on these bucks
  • 44. 140 Class
  • 45. This is a BIG 8 POINTER – what’s the score ???
  • 46. Points = 8 Spread = 19 2/8 Beams = 25 6/8 & 25 5/8 G1 =5 2/8 & 5 4/8 G2 = 12 6/8 & 11 2/8 G3 = 9 5/8 & 10 4/8 H1 = 5 & 4 7/8 ( mass = 34 3/8) GBC = 159 7/8 Net B&C = 156 6/8
  • 47. 150 Class GBC @ 8 pts. 152 GBC @ 8 pts. = 153 Antlers look larger than they really are when viewed from above and behind
  • 48. Beware of the rear view – you get an exaggerated impression of height and spread – especially with ears back.
  • 49. Caution: beams and points often appear longer than they are when viewed from behind.
  • 50. Rear views are often deceiving especially if ears are back
  • 51. DON’T PANIC & don’t worry about the score – squeeze and then use a tape.
  • 52. What will he score ????
  • 53. Points = 12 (4 X 5 Typical Frame with 3 Atypical Points) Spread = 23 2/8 ( OS = 25 ) Beams = 24 & 23 4/8 G1 = 7 3/8 & 7 3/8 G2 = 11 5/8 & 11 G3 = 9 4/8 & 10 G4 = 7 H1 = 5 4/8 & 5 4/8 ( mass =39 7/8 ) GBC = 189 6/8 ( typical frame = 174 4/8 GBC ) ( 3 atyp. Pts. = 15 2/8 )
  • 54. Scoring reviewed
  • 55. 5 1/2 How wide ?
  • 56. How wide ? 5 1/2 4 1/2 4 1/2
  • 57. 21 1/2 5 1/2 3 1/2 4 1/2 4 1/2 3 1/2
  • 58. G1 G2 G3 Spread = 21 4/8 Beams = 23 & 23 G1 = 3 & 3 G2 = 9 & 9 G3 = 6 4/8 & 7 4/8 H1 = 4 3/8 (mass = 30) GBC = 135
  • 59.
    • SUMMARY
    • The most common number of points is 8 for bucks 3 years old and older.
    • Score antlers as 8 pointer even when more points exist - if time allows additional point lengths can be added to the 8 point score.
    • 8 point antlers that score 130 will look BIG.
    • Know what the average is for several physical measurements such as ear length from head, head length, eye - nose, eye - eye, and diameter of eye. ( the rule of 5 - 5 1/2 for forehead width across eyes and ear length from head applies to most bucks)
  • 60.
    • Summary
    • Using the width across forehead from eye to eye can be useful for estimating spread and point length because this measurement remains constant as a buck is looking at you.
    • If the ear length from side of head is 5 1/2, the distance of ear tip will be 4 1/2. Example: ear tip - ear tip will be 4 1/2 + 5 + 4 1/2 = 14 in.
    • Points as long as eye-nose will be 6 - 7 in. and points as long as the head will be at least 11 in.
    • Bases that appear as big as the eye will be 4 in. and those that appear as big as the nose will be 5 in. or more.
  • 61.
    • Summary
    • The combination of beam length and point length normally accounts for 60% - 70% of the total score on most 8 pointers.
    • Estimate the scores of mounted deer heads and then actually measure the antlers.
    • Practice !!!
  • 62. 110 120 130 140
  • 63. ??? PRACTICE Ask a certified Texas Big Game Awards Program OR Boone and Crockett Club scorer whenever you have questions on how to measure