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TAKEN BY: Tim Forret
DATE: 10/20/12
PLACE: Dallas Co. IA
HARVESTED WITH: BlackPowder Firearm
ANTLER CLASSIFICATION: Irregular
SCORER(S): Ed B. Waite Jr.
OWNER: Tim Forret
TYPE: Free Roaming
TROPHY MEASUREMENT DATA
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TOTAL POINTS PER ANTLER 24 21
NO. OF IRREGULAR POINTS 18 13
TOTAL IRREGULAR INCHES 47 7/8 45 1/8
LENGTH OF MAIN BEAMS 29 3/8 26 6/8
LENGTH OF 1ST POINT 5 5/8 6 5/8
LENGTH OF 2ND POINT 10 1/8 10
LENGTH OF 3RD POINT 10 4/8 11 2/8
LENGTH OF 4TH POINT 9 6/8 8 2/8
LENGTH OF 5TH POINT 4 4/8 3 7/8
LENGTH OF 6TH POINT 0 3
LENGTH OF 7TH POINT 0 5 1/8
1ST CIRCUMFERENCE (C1) 6 6 5/8
2ND CIRCUMFERENCE (C2) 5 3/8 5 6/8
3RD CIRCUMFERENCE (C3) 6 7/8 8 1/8
4TH CIRCUMFERENCE (C4) 6 4/8 7 4/8
SCORE PER SIDE 142 4/8 148
INSIDE SPREAD 18 6/8
PERCENTAGE OF IRREGULARITY 32
Total Inches 290 4/8
BTR SCORE 309 2/8
(INCLUDES INSIDE SPREAD)
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Tim Forret Buck
By Tim and Zach Forret

I first encountered this giant whitetail while harvesting soybeans in mid-October 2011.

When I slowed the combine to go around a patch of 3-foot-tall foxtail grass, the buck exploded out of the weeds, jumped a nearby fence and ran down a waterway. It stopped for a second to look back at me, and then it disappeared into the neighbor’s standing cornfield.

I’ve seen a lot of big Iowa bucks from the seat of my combine, but that’s the only one that caused me to stop cold in order to gather my wits.

Not believing what I’d just seen, I dismounted the combine and began to examine the area. The buck’s bed was huge and likely used often. I then walked down to where the deer entered the corn and was amazed at the path of destruction. Those rows were planted 30 inches apart, and both flanking the path were flattened.

I also looked for his track, but the ground was too dry.

Eager to share the news, I returned to the combine so I could send a text message...

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