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    Worth measuring?

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    Opinions please, I shot this gentleman the weekend of the CLA. Boiled him yesterday and he weighs 490grs. I think he might scrape bronze, but I am not sure.....

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Regards,

    Mike
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    He'll dry out a fair bit but it looks to have nice length and volume he so might well get a bronze. Leave him for the drying out period and then it's certainly worth having him measured.

    PS: don't cut it until you decide whether or not to measure and be very careful not to over cut it if you do.
    Last edited by paul k; 04-08-2014 at 10:21.

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    Thanks for the reply Paul. I will not cut it and wait and see how much weight it looses.

    I have similar feelings to you on length and its nice and symmetrical, but I think its borderline on weight.

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    Just for comparison one I shot was 572g just after boiling (shaken dry). Dropped to 548g the next day from sitting in the sun. When it was measured it's completely dry weight was 500g. That's 9% from the day after boiling. Scored 112.05 and was slightly less than average on beauty points.

    I would assume 10% loss from your weight so you never know. May scrape bronze. Always worth measuring it as if it doesn't go a medal you won't be charged. It's the wait for it to dry that is the most annoying (if using CIC).

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    The scoring for roe is really all about weight and volume. The head in my avatar was 530grms green but weighed 470grms when Richard Prior scored it, reduced to only 425 after deduction for the cut. It made a comfortable bronze as it also has good volume but got nothing for pearling, regularity and colour.
    Last edited by paul k; 04-08-2014 at 14:02.

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    weighed it today and its already down to 475. Not looking good

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    Could have been much better if it had been given a chance to develop and pass on it's clearly good genes. I cringed when I saw this shot so early in the season . I'm no trophy hunter but this could have made gold in a year or two.

    Baguio
    Last edited by baguio; 04-08-2014 at 19:54.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baguio View Post
    Could have been much better if it had been given a chance to develop and pass on it's clearly good genes. I cringed when I saw this shot so early in the season . I'm no trophy hunter but this could have made gold in a year or two.

    Baguio
    How can you be sure it hasn't already passed on these genes in previous years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timney View Post
    How can you be sure it hasn't already passed on these genes in previous years?
    How can anyone be sure that any wild animal hasn't passed on it's genes? However, this one was shot before the rut had even got started and is not an old animal. Basically I feel that it had potential to become sooo much better.
    I would not have pulled the trigger on that one for a few years yet and that I can be sure of!
    I could have shot three different animals of that ilk this season but they're the best three animals that I have on my 6000 acres and are therefore safe for the time being.

    However each to their own.

    Baguio
    Last edited by baguio; 12-08-2014 at 19:59.

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    [QUOTE=baguio;828681]Who can anyone be sure that any animal hasn't passed on it's genes. However it was shot before the rut had even got started and is not an old animal. Basically I feel that it had potential to become sooo much better.
    I would not have pulled the trigger on that one for a few years yet and that I can be sure of!

    Baguio[/QUOTE

    Original question was about potenial of the trophy. There are bigger bucks on the ground, so let's keep this on topic.
    Last edited by YoungGun; 04-08-2014 at 20:26.

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