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TAKEN BY: Joseph Shields
DATE: 12/01/47
PLACE: Concordia Parish LA
HARVESTED WITH: Shotgun Firearm
ANTLER CLASSIFICATION: Irregular
SCORER(S): Cecil Reddick
OWNER: Logan Sewell
TYPE: Free Roaming
TROPHY MEASUREMENT DATA
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TOTAL POINTS PER ANTLER 18 21
NO. OF IRREGULAR POINTS 12 14
TOTAL IRREGULAR INCHES 59 7/8 61 7/8
LENGTH OF MAIN BEAMS 26 25 5/8
LENGTH OF 1ST POINT 5 4/8 6 6/8
LENGTH OF 2ND POINT 4 6/8 9
LENGTH OF 3RD POINT 8 8 3/8
LENGTH OF 4TH POINT 10 1 2/8
LENGTH OF 5TH POINT 5 2/8 1 5/8
LENGTH OF 6TH POINT 0 1 2/8
LENGTH OF 7TH POINT 0 0
1ST CIRCUMFERENCE (C1) 5 2/8 5
2ND CIRCUMFERENCE (C2) 5 7/8 4 7/8
3RD CIRCUMFERENCE (C3) 13 1/8 11 6/8
4TH CIRCUMFERENCE (C4) 9 3/8 3 6/8
SCORE PER SIDE 153 141 1/8
INSIDE SPREAD 21 1/8
PERCENTAGE OF IRREGULARITY 41.3
Total Inches 294 1/8
BTR SCORE 315 2/8
(INCLUDES INSIDE SPREAD)
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Joseph Shields Buck
By Mike Handley

If five antler scorers were to lay their tapes on the antlers of a buck hanging over the late Logan Sewell's mantel in Vidalia, La., they might very well come up with five different tallies. That's because the non-typical rack carries what many would consider as multiple main beams, and the choice of a typical mainframe will affect spread, symmetry and circumferences.

Without lapsing into a full discussion of how antlers are scored, suffice it to say that the Boone and Crockett Club's system is based on the premise that whitetails, by nature's design, should have symmetrical antlers. Buckmasters, of course, dismisses that notion. If the buck grew it, the nation's largest deer hunting organization scores it. Thus, compared to getting a fair and accurate B&C score for the Louisiana buck, determining its BTR score was almost child's play.

Even if veteran BTR scorers have differing opinions, the results aren't likely to change very much. The biggest difference would be...

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