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TAKEN BY: Troy Henderson
DATE: 12/02/09
PLACE: Saline Co. KS
HARVESTED WITH: Modern Rifle Firearm
ANTLER CLASSIFICATION: Irregular
SCORER(S): Mike Handley
OWNER: Troy Henderson
TYPE: Free Roaming
TROPHY MEASUREMENT DATA
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TOTAL POINTS PER ANTLER 7 14
NO. OF IRREGULAR POINTS 1 9
TOTAL IRREGULAR INCHES 5 51 7/8
LENGTH OF MAIN BEAMS 26 4/8 25
LENGTH OF 1ST POINT 6 2/8 7 5/8
LENGTH OF 2ND POINT 10 2/8 12 4/8
LENGTH OF 3RD POINT 11 2/8 9 5/8
LENGTH OF 4TH POINT 7 4/8 7 2/8
LENGTH OF 5TH POINT 3 5/8 0
LENGTH OF 6TH POINT 0 0
LENGTH OF 7TH POINT 0 0
1ST CIRCUMFERENCE (C1) 4 7/8 6 2/8
2ND CIRCUMFERENCE (C2) 4 6/8 4 5/8
3RD CIRCUMFERENCE (C3) 7 3/8 5 3/8
4TH CIRCUMFERENCE (C4) 6 2/8 5 4/8
SCORE PER SIDE 93 5/8 135 5/8
INSIDE SPREAD 21 4/8
PERCENTAGE OF IRREGULARITY 24.8
Total Inches 229 2/8
BTR SCORE 250 6/8
(INCLUDES INSIDE SPREAD)
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Troy Henderson Buck
By Troy Henderson

I’d intended to spend opening day of Kansas’ 2009 firearms season babysitting the south end of a heavily wooded draw where I’d been seeing a very nice, tall and wide 14-pointer. The buck with the striking white rack usually left the area in the early morning and returned an hour or so before sunset.

The temperature plummeted the night before the opener, however, and the wind was roaring. Figuring the neighborhood deer would remain in heavy cover and that walking would be warmer than sitting, I changed plans and decided to stalk the brushy draws and edges.

Soon after parking my truck, I headed into the first east-west tree line and turned north at a fence three-quarters of a mile into my hike. I followed a deep gully choked with tall grass, hoping to see that 14-pointer bedded in it. I didn’t think it would be hard to spot. That huge white rack would surely stick out in the brown grass.

I continued to follow the draws and hedge rows about a mile or so...

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