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Blacktail Deer

By Emily Latch – Purdue University and now at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Gene Rhodes – Purdue University Jim Heffelfinger – Arizona Game and Fish Department and Boone and Crockett Professional Member Rocky Mountain mule deer by David Hewitt Throughout the geographic range of mule deer and...
World's Record Sitka Blacktail - Non-Typical
William B. Steele, Jr. didn't let bad weather and poor visibility destroy his late-summer hunt for Sitka blacktail deer. His persistence paid off when he took the World's Record non-typical Sitka blacktail near the top of a fog-shrouded mountain on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska. In...
World's Record Sitka Blacktail - Typical
For more than 20 years Peter Bond didn't realize the World's Record typical Sitka blacktail deer was hanging on a wall in his shop. Bob Graham was visiting a shop in British Columbia, Canada, when he spotted an impressive Sitka blacktail deer ( Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis ) mount. Graham offered...
World's Record Columbia Blacktail Deer - Non-typical
The World's Record non-typical Columbia blacktail deer rack hung on a hunter's garage for several years before someone suggested it should be measured by the Boone & Crockett Club. I started hunting in the Black Rock Mountain area near Valsetz, Oregon when I moved from Washington to the Beaver...
World's Record Columbia Blacktail Deer - Typical
Lester H. Miller harvested the World's Record Columbia blacktail deer after hunting the buck for several seasons. On a dank October morning in 1953, Lester H. Miller found himself face-to-face with an extraordinary Columbia blacktail deer ( Odocoileus hemionus columbianus ). He'd waited for this...
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The major features that make up a B&C score for mule deer and blacktails are: F - main beam length, G - point lengths, H - circumferences, and D - Inside Spread. Mule deer may not have as much going on above their heads as other members of the deer family, like elk and moose, but judging them...

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