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#1 RobertR

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 07:59 PM

We was talking in chat and Brandon said he seen a deer that was 22 inches wide and I asked how far the antlers were outside the ears.

He said a Texas deers ears are around 13 inches wide so it makes the spead look wider because of the small head. Most northern deer are from 18 to 22 inches between the ears given how far north.

So whats being said here is if your judging a whitetail deers inside spread you should take into acount the body size and the geographic location that your hunting.

Here is an old picture when I was a spring chicken LOL so what do you think the spread is on this ol boy.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:50 PM

17 is my guess
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:54 PM

19 1/2 is mine.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:35 PM

I'm going with 18 1/4 ...

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:08 PM

Okay you didn't say where ya got him at?

But I will play:
I am gonna use your hands instead. Average adult male hands including the 4 fingers is 4"-4-1/2". So I am gonna guess that buck, which is a heck of a buck at
Oh......
Hmmmm.

Outside: 21-0/8"
Inside: 18-4/8"

139 Gross

I tried :shifty:

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 04:39 AM

17 1/2 inside.
In our area a mature buck will be about 15" , maybe 16" eartip to eartip.
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:37 AM

20.25" :wacko:
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 02:13 PM

There are some very good guess just by looking at a photo.

Marty your good, you are right on for the inside spread and only off 1 inch on the outside spread which is 22 0/8 th's, oh by the way not a bad way to scale out the photo.
This is a Montana whitetail and he grossed 173 2/8 th's.
So the ear width of 18 inches on a northen deer is really close.
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