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Thread: How big is this trophy

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    How big is this trophy

    Saw this print at "Spot X" on saturday. This has to be a trophy animal
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    looks like 2 prints in one to me, yup yearling, bigger animal would be wider
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    Size 9 ?

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    Big dewclaw marks
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    Doubt its a monster..more like two prints. Too long and thin for a good stag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Big dewclaw marks
    Yep that's what I think. the other prints were the same, don't think it was two animals. Will keep looking

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    Big marks don't really mean much when it comes to trophy potential.
    I hope for your sake it does if you catch up with him.
    I have seen some great heads on average sized stags and shit heads on huge ones.
    My old boss got one that went 187kg with head and skin off when weighed at the factory.
    It was pretty average all round apart from body size.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Big marks don't really mean much when it comes to trophy potential.
    I hope for your sake it does if you catch up with him.
    I have seen some great heads on average sized stags and shit heads on huge ones.
    My old boss got one that went 187kg with head and skin off when weighed at the factory.
    It was pretty average all round apart from body size.


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    Best stag I ever shot was probably the smallest bodied mature stag I've shot.

    In saying that I don't think your prints in the photo ther are of a mature stag.


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    Newbie question.....is that where the back 'print' slightly touches the front print?...i read that a big heavy 'trophy' stag has a 'flared' front print because of the weight....correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    Newbie question.....is that where the back 'print' slightly touches the front print?...i read that a big heavy 'trophy' stag has a 'flared' front print because of the weight....correct?
    Marks of any description are just an indication of weight.

    Other signs are more informative of trophy potential but nothing compares to eyes on.
    If you come across a solid rub tree and there are tine marks high up and out of reach (depending on how tall you are) you can at least tell the stag has length.
    There are a few other subtle signs I have learned over the years but I will keep them close to my chest as they are not always accurate.

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    Was that in Waikaremoana area ? Deformed right toe.
    Scouser it can also be weight bearing on back feet spreads toes going up hill or a bank .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Was that in Waikaremoana area ? Deformed right toe.
    Scouser it can also be weight bearing on back feet spreads toes going up hill or a bank .
    Cheers Chris, all helps my learning curve.....
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