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    Chamois how to measure horns ?

    Iv never bothered too much about the chamois , only shot 4 ever . They are sometimes very disappointing on the tabe , never worked it out they can be tuff as . Anyhow have keep a couple of horns . How do you measure them ? And what is considered a trophy .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Iv never bothered too much about the chamois , only shot 4 ever . They are sometimes very disappointing on the tabe , never worked it out they can be tuff as . Anyhow have keep a couple of horns . How do you measure them ? And what is considered a trophy .

    PM new member stagasorous Munsey. He is a master measurer....baiter....or something or other for the NZDA. Good bugger as well. He will help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    PM new member stagasorous Munsey. He is a master measurer....baiter....or something or other for the NZDA. Good bugger as well. He will help you out.
    I googled it, so could have quite easily got this wrong , had a measure and I'm not going to break any records . According to the googled page , you measure ech horn add together 10 + 10 then measure the girth at the base 3.5 + 3.5 add all together . 27 . Was only interested as had been bird shooting with an interesting old bugger the other week , he told me he used to hild the record for the best horns for years. That got me curious . Dont quote me on this but it looks like they only start measuring at 10 inchs ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    I googled it, so could have quite easily got this wrong , had a measure and I'm not going to break any records . According to the googled page , you measure ech horn add together 10 + 10 then measure the girth at the base 3.5 + 3.5 add all together . 27 . Was only interested as had been bird shooting with an interesting old bugger the other week , he told me he used to hild the record for the best horns for years. That got me curious . Dont quote me on this but it looks like they only start measuring at 10 inchs ?
    Was his name Pete?

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    No "bill ". Would have been back in deer culling days

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    You have to take the shortest length and double it and the smallest base and double it.
    Length is over the front of the horn from the base to the tip and bases are measured right round at the very bottom.
    If your Cham is 10 inch then it is a goodie i think that is the bench mark for a trophy head.

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    Malhunting has got it sorted.

    Chamois seem to be getting plenty of hunting pressure.

    10 inch bucks appear to be getting harder to find. Most hunters will be happy with 9"+, once you got a 9" look for a 10". If you keep hunting them 11" or better will keep most hunters happy

 

 

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