Measuring whitetail deer antlers determines how significant a hunt was before you mount the rack. If you are visiting our site for the first time, we would love to have you as a guest at our event and chapter meetings. Measurement around the main beam rarely exceeds 10cm and the two antlers usually form a ‘lyre’ shape with terminal forks. Yes. To give you an idea of how your amazing deer will score, this article gives an overview of how to score deer antlers using SCI’s unique all-inclusive record keeping system. 2. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/9\/9e\/Score-Deer-Antlers-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Score-Deer-Antlers-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/9\/9e\/Score-Deer-Antlers-Step-1.jpg\/aid4402368-v4-700px-Score-Deer-Antlers-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":368,"bigWidth":700,"bigHeight":560,"licensing":"

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\n<\/p><\/div>"}, https://www.boone-crockett.org/bgRecords/records_policies.asp?area=bgRecords, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIPEda9rwrI, https://www.realtree.com/deer-hunting/articles/how-to-score-a-buck-on-the-boone-and-crocket-scale, http://www.boone-crockett.org/bgRecords/ScoringYourTrophy.asp?area=bgRecords, consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. This is usually a small measurement because the main beams reach toward each other in the middle of the rack. And it’s found by measuring the distance across the inside of the beams at the widest point at the widest point perpendicular to the skull. Last Updated: March 29, 2019 Measure the length of each main antler beam from the bottom edge of the burr (or coronet) to the tip. Plus, we will have mouthwatering prime rib dinner and great speakers. Measure the length of antler that you'll use for the knife handle. A common phrase is “nets (meaning net score after deductions) are for fishermen”, but if you want to be entered into the record books, deductions will have to be subtracted from the gross score of the antlers. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. Hunters like to talk a lot about inside spread because the wider it is, the better it tends to score. Write down all your measurements on your score sheet or using the Boone and Crockett Club online form. Typical Whitetail Rack. On an average, the length of antlers on these deer ranges from two to two and a half feet, if measured lengthwise. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 180,157 times. CIRCUMFERENCE OF MAIN BEAM– Measure the circumference of each main antler beam at the four places indicated below. Once you receive an official award or certificate with your antler score, you can include it on the nameplate when you mount the rack. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. American elk racks are often very symmetrical. The antlers are also only three-pronged on this species of deer. Only male axis deer have antlers, but they typically measure over 3 feet in length. How to score a deer Learn the process of scoring a deer's antlers and see if you might have a Boone and Crocket deer. No deductions are enforced penalizing animals for asymmetry in the SCI scoring system. It does not get much better than that…until you score your rack and get it mounted! Keep the Record Book Status of your Axis Deer The Record Keeper kit for deer is our answer to those that would not want to separate their axis deer antlers from the skull plate. When I asked him he said it's just an amount of inches that an Axis deer has to have. When cutting off deer antlers for an antler plaque mount, pay careful attention to the angle of your through cut because this will affect how your antlers display on the wall. You can, but it is not necessary to use the tip to tip measurement, you will really only need the inside spread, and the measurement of all the tines. 3 Mark the antler section. How Does Your Rack Measure Up? It all depends on your preferred angle of display. Hunters find it very eye-catching and feel like having one of such breed in their hunting adventure. The thrill of the hunt, the camaraderie with friends, the hunting traditions, and the feeling of deep satisfaction that comes after exercising patience and skill is why we do this. Why do you air dry for 60 days before scoring? How to Score Deer Antlers, /wp-content/uploads/2017/10/sci-logo-100-black.png, Safari Club International - Lansing, Michigan Chapter, https://lansingsci.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/bigstock_-107678059-buck-whitetail-deer-odocoileus-virginianus.jpg. Repeat on the left antler. wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Like most things, getting good at scoring deer takes experience, practice, and more experience. This measurement is taken on the outside edge of each antler, starting at the base of the burr. Your antlers can’t receive an official Boone and Crockett score in this condition. Female axis deer do not grow antlers and have a mature body size of 90 to 150 lbs while males weigh an average of 150 to 250 pounds. Behavior of axis deer is nearly identical to native whitetail deer with majority of activity occurring at dusk and dawn. Post in the comments below. However, four points are not uncommon. By using our site, you agree to our. Black Water Guide Service has been a part of literally hundreds of Axis deer hunts and has quickly become the industry leader in info on the best way to kill Axis.The majority of our articles are based on the pretense of hunters looking to harvest axis while hard horned however, the easiest way to hang a trophy axis deer on your wall is while they are still sporting their velvet antlers. without violating the wildlife laws or ethical hunting practices of the country, state or province that was hunted and, furthermore, that the laws of the country hunted have not been violated by the taking or importing the animal. That’s to say their breeding cycle isn’t synchronized like deer, but is asynchronous like cattle. Pictured above is a graphic from the Boone And Crockett Club (B&C) detailing where and how measurements are made. We love to celebrate every hunt and hear the great stories that go with them. Axis deer are closer related to elk than whitetails. The antlers are amazing for the Axis Deer and they will often have six points to them. There are many different antler-scoring clubs across the country, and each utilizes its own method. If you are a hunter in the Lansing, Michigan area, the Safari Club International Lansing Area Chapter is a MUST VISIT! wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Hunting an axis deer is a challenging and thrilling task, which tempts the hunters to pursue it at any moment of the year. Like the "Boone and Crocket" of Exotics is how he put it..Here is a pic. It will allow the antlers to "dry out" and shrink to their smallest size. It is thought the axis deer are not cold tolerant. The philosophy of Buckmasters' Full-Credit Scoring System is to measure and record whitetail deer antlers without forcing them to conform to a criterion of perfect symmetry. NOTE: All deer must be taken without violating the wildlife laws or ethical hunting practices of the country, state or province that was hunted and, furthermore, that the laws of the country hunted have not been violated by the taking or importing the animal. The Boone and Crockett scoring system has been the template for most other scoring systems, so you should start by taking these spread, point and circumference measurements. Here are 6 tips to quickly estimate antler size: Your first impression will be of the rack’s height, width, mass, and number of points. Once you see the striking appearance of the Axis deer and taste their venison you won't want to go back to whitetails! I don't know many of the measurements but I do know that the main beams are 33" long.. Last Edit: Feb 16, 2004 23:18:13 GMT -5 by HogginHank. Quick Scoring of Deer in the Field. All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published. Usual antlers are 22 to 27 inches, with trophies ranging from 30 to 36 inches. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. You can also submit your score to your state agency for special consideration or awards. The antlers of a Chital stag are slender and usually of three points as in Sambar, Rusa and hog deer. Measure the inside spread of the main beams The chital (/ tʃ iː t əl /) (Axis axis), also known as spotted deer, chital deer, and axis deer, is a species of deer that is native to the Indian subcontinent.It was first described by German naturalist Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben in 1777. To measure it, find the widest point between the two main beams. History The scoring system recognizes typical and non-typical animals and both free range and estate taken animals. Below is a quick-n-dirty guide to scoring mule deer and estimating your bucks gross score. Scoring whitetail deer – How to score a buck. Hoggin'Hank' From a structural standpoint typical mule deer and blacktails are actually the easiest of all the deer to measure as there can be no more than five specific normal points per antler, including the brow point (G-1) and the main beam tip (Figure 8-A). Hold your breath, aim, and smoothly release or gently squeeze. Additional normal points can arise from the top of the main beam after the normal G-6 point. Each requires measurements of the main antler beams, the inside spread of the main beams, at least one circumference measurement of each beam, and the total length of all points. Axis have a typical antler structure of three points on each side consisting of a main beam, one secondary point halfway up the beam, and a brow tine. What Does the Axis Deer Eat? References. [2] X Research source Estimating Spread. Method 18-NT For mule deer and black-tailed deer with non-typical antlers. How do I score deer antlers if the points are broken? For me, the best way to relate antler score to what was observed was for me to see the deer, either from a photo or in the field, and then be able to physically measure the antlers in my hands. It should be at least 1 to 2 inches longer than the tang of the blade and should be sufficient to fit in your hand with overlap on both sides of the palm. You may see hard-antlered axis bucks throughout the year. To measure the length of the beam, place the end of the tape on the outside A point must be at least 1-inch long to be considered a true point. They typically remain in herds and each male has a unique breeding cycle. SCI Lansing Area Members and non-members can bring their racks for scoring. The antlers of the Axis buck are really something to see. There are 14 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Circumferences must be taken at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the … wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. Method 21 Typical SCI Form - Axis, Hog, Sambar, Rusa, Roe and Sika Deer Typical Method 22 SCI Form - Larger Exotic Deer, i.e. LENGTH OF TYPICAL TINES – Measure the length of each valid typical tine on each antler. If your rack has symmetrical antlers that rise in a normal manner from the antler beam, then it is considered “typical.”. The SCI Record Book of Animals is a living history of our hunting heritage and a way to honor the animals harvested. A moderate-sized deer, male chital reach nearly 90 cm (35 in) and females 70 cm (28 in) at the shoulder.

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