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Just got my deer mount back from the tax. Shot him in back in Nov. in northern butte county SD on public land. Doesn't score very high a lot of deductions but, some character.


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do i see made in china printed on his ear?
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Beautiful, good job!Excellent

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VERY nice animal. 
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Great buck! Thanks for sharing!
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I was told he was 3 - 1/2 years old not too bad for a young mulie. The hunting was far from great this year in SD oh well... a good office hanger.
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That is a nice looking buck, rustic. Plenty of character.
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Different parts of South Dakota were worse for hunting.  NW SD was really tough.  Were we went in SC SD we had great success.  Nice Muley.
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Can not seem to delete pic on first post of this thread???
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Can not seem to delete pic on first post of this thread???
Why would you want to do that? There is nothing wrong with the picture or the deer.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Can not seem to delete pic on first post of this thread???
Why would you want to do that? There is nothing wrong with the picture or the deer.


Just rather put something better up this fall.

A lot of work/money for not much of a deer.
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:


Just rather put something better up this fall.

A lot of work/money for not much of a deer.


Well, I guess this is my fault.

rustic,

I don't know how many times I can tell you, but that is a very nice deer. It is hard for me to fathom that the number assigned to his score has somewhow changed the quality of the trophy or the experience of taking such a great deer. IMO, you are right on the TOP END of trophy quality on public land in South Dakota.

I bet there is only a handfull of genuine 170-180 gross deer taken statewide in SD any given year.

You might be in for some real disappointment if you are looking for a true 180 gross muley buck, cause there just aren't that many, and that goes for every western state. Then add in unguided public land hunting, and the odds get worse. Don't get me wrong (again) but if that IS your goal, go after it with everything you got. Start or continue saving points in Utah and Colorado. In ten years you could try a early rifle hunt for a CO high (like 13000 feet high) country monster.

Remember that CF2 and JG tagged those deer on carefully managed private land, and even in those situations there aren't that many true whoppers.

I love mule deer, and like being able to score and judge bucks, but the experience is the #1 trophy for me.

I wish you would repost that deer, and then add your buck from this fall as well. Take some pride in that deer, I would.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:


Just rather put something better up this fall.

A lot of work/money for not much of a deer.


Well, I guess this is my fault.

rustic,

I don't know how many times I can tell you, but that is a very nice deer. It is hard for me to fathom that the number assigned to his score has somewhow changed the quality of the trophy or the experience of taking such a great deer. IMO, you are right on the TOP END of trophy quality on public land in South Dakota.

I bet there is only a handfull of genuine 170-180 gross deer taken statewide in SD any given year.

You might be in for some real disappointment if you are looking for a true 180 gross muley buck, cause there just aren't that many, and that goes for every western state. Then add in unguided public land hunting, and the odds get worse. Don't get me wrong (again) but if that IS your goal, go after it with everything you got. Start or continue saving points in Utah and Colorado. In ten years you could try a early rifle hunt for a CO high (like 13000 feet high) country monster.

Remember that CF2 and JG tagged those deer on carefully managed private land, and even in those situations there aren't that many true whoppers.

I love mule deer, and like being able to score and judge bucks, but the experience is the #1 trophy for me.

I wish you would repost that deer, and then add your buck from this fall as well. Take some pride in that deer, I would.


Not at all don't sweat it ...
Thanks for your kind words.
I have never been into scoring/judge deer in the past it is all about the hunt for me. I don't need a mount to remember a good hunt. Case in point that deer was about 6 miles in walk-in just south of the slim buttes second day of the season the first day I was snowed in and could not go out. It was a three hour drag getting him out out of there I was out there with minimalist gear not even a deer sled. From here on out boning out the animal is a must no more dragging.

If I put on enough miles there is always something better out there. I get lots of tags in other states around here but, logistics makes me quite picky(maybe not in this case;-)) so it has to be worth the effort before shooting whatever.

I knew something wasn't right because ground shrinkage was defiantly there walking up to it.  Should of held off taking it to the taxidermist. May be able to get most if not all of my money back at a gun show for the mount... for Wyoming tags of course.Wink

no worry's.
  







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Well, I applied for SD west river any deer, hills any deer, muzzle loader any deer and antelope. Very good chance I will get most if not all. I have all kinds of time off to get a chance at a SD trophy that is worth posting here and to replace that little guy I have on the wall now.

Really stupid of me to have a 130 class mule deer mounted... and very embarrassing the more I think about it.

I recently have seen jackalopes at wall drug larger than that POS I posted.

Edited by rustic - July/25/2012 at 10:51
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I just drew a SD west river any deer tag!
Another thread, has got me All Riled Up about that mule deer mount I had done last year. The guy who done it helped talk me into having that POS done! I know... I should have know'n better and had it professionally scored and he was just trying to get some business and all... tough sh!t. Bad word of mouth spreads like wildfire in a small town like he lives in so I am going to do what ever I can to put him out of business.

A good businessman would have done what bitterroot basically did saying that buck aint sh!t although... he said it in a polite way. He was just being a little more kind than honest I think.
The guy does that trade for living- he knows a good one from a bad one the least he could've done is told me - you don't have sh!t there you mount it if you want but, I wouldn't.




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   The way your bad mouthing that buck is not showing him the honor and respect he deserves.  Maybe the guy who did the mount thought the hunt/buck really meant something to you.  If he did then evidently he was wrong. 
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:


A good businessman would have done what bitterroot basically did saying that buck aint sh!t although... he said it in a polite way.
 
Alright,
 
Now I have to stop you here.  Don't put words in my mouth!  That is the OPPOSITE of what I said about the deer, and the opposite of what I believe now.  The deer was, and is, a fine trophy... a buck to be proud of for anybody.
 
I have no problem with the deer at all.  The BS flag wasn't for him, it was for YOU!
 
Now I am done with this issue.  Refrain from misquoting me.
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I'm with Earl  and Matt on this one.... personally I think it was a very fine buck and the way you dishonored hm on another thread calling him a POS because he didn't score high enough tragic. Actions like yours give responsible hunters a bad name.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
   

   The way your bad mouthing that buck is not showing him the honor and respect he deserves.  Maybe the guy who did the mount thought the hunt/buck really meant something to you.  If he did then evidently he was wrong. 


Your missing the point instead of just trying to get a job he could of answered my question honestly "is it worth mounting for a start of a trophy room?" Sure, I had my part in the decision and after a great hunt I was not thinking realistically - a great hunt does not need a mount to remember it.

It is all about business think I will give that guy anymore? No way!! That guy told me what I wanted to hear at the moment instead of the right thing like suggesting maybe a euro mount would be a bit more suitable. But, for a few more dollar's he helped me make a bad decision. My bad
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:


A good businessman would have done what bitterroot basically did saying that buck aint sh!t although... he said it in a polite way.


 

Alright,

 

Now I have to stop you here.  Don't put words in my mouth!  That is the OPPOSITE of what I said about the deer, and the opposite of what I believe now.  The deer was, and is, a fine trophy... a buck to be proud of for anybody.

 

I have no problem with the deer at all.  The BS flag wasn't for him, it was for YOU!

 

Now I am done with this issue.  Refrain from misquoting me.


That is easy for you to say your not the one who tried to start a trophy room with a 130 mule deer. Like I before I recently have seen jacklopes at wall drug that score higher!
And I know you were just being kind. It is my mistake for starting this stupid thread to began with I should know'n better.
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:


A good businessman would have done what bitterroot basically did saying that buck aint sh!t although... he said it in a polite way.


 

Alright,

 

Now I have to stop you here.  Don't put words in my mouth!  That is the OPPOSITE of what I said about the deer, and the opposite of what I believe now.  The deer was, and is, a fine trophy... a buck to be proud of for anybody.

 

I have no problem with the deer at all.  The BS flag wasn't for him, it was for YOU!

 

Now I am done with this issue.  Refrain from misquoting me.


That is easy for you to say your not the one who tried to start a trophy room with a 130 mule deer. Like I before I recently have seen jacklopes at wall drug that score higher!
And I know you were just being kind. It is my mistake for starting this stupid thread to began with I should know'n better.


Dude seriously, I would give my left testie to shoot a deer like that period. So stop with the cry baby BS and move on. You have a great start to a trophy room and a great story to go with the hunt. Yes there will always be one out there bigger and yes the GUY told you the wrong score, who cares. You did really well.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:


Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:


A good businessman would have done what bitterroot basically did saying that buck aint sh!t although... he said it in a polite way.


 

Alright,

 

Now I have to stop you here.  Don't put words in my mouth!  That is the OPPOSITE of what I said about the deer, and the opposite of what I believe now.  The deer was, and is, a fine trophy... a buck to be proud of for anybody.

 

I have no problem with the deer at all.  The BS flag wasn't for him, it was for YOU!

 

Now I am done with this issue.  Refrain from misquoting me.


That is easy for you to say your not the one who tried to start a trophy room with a 130 mule deer. Like I before I recently have seen jacklopes at wall drug that score higher!
And I know you were just being kind. It is my mistake for starting this stupid thread to began with I should know'n better.


Dude seriously, I would give my left testie to shoot a deer like that period. So stop with the cry baby BS and move on. You have a great start to a trophy room and a great story to go with the hunt. Yes there will always be one out there bigger and yes the GUY told you the wrong score, who cares. You did really well.


I do feel like a bit of a cry baby now that I look back at my posts.
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    +100!!
 
  I had reposted the pic of your buck but I saw Roy edited the OP.   
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

I do feel like a bit of a cry baby now that I look back at my posts.
Just think of what everyone else thinks of you if your thinking that about yourself
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+1 what Bigdaddy said.
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