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Who will bring heads to the Dixie Deer Classic?

I was wondering if any of you plan to bring your deer head/rack/mount to the Dixie Classic to get scored this year?

I went last year, and hoped to see some of the bucks I'd seen here, but couldn't really tell.

Maybe we can all get together and meet even. NONE of you know me, although it seems a good number of you here know each other.

Cheers.
February 01, 2013 at 9:11am
26 Comments
carpet_rider huntfish Profile Photo
Posted February 01, 2013 at 9:59am
BIG Heads

I hope to come to the classic, though I didn't get a nice rack this year to score. I guess I could bring one of my older ones, though. I too, think it would be cool to meet you all at a designated location at a certain time. I just hope they have a tall and wide entrance door. Some of those racks yall got are huge. I'm sure those heads aren't the only ones that will have a hard time fitting thru! LOL Mine especially!

We should come up with a printable logo, saying something like 'North Carolina Sportsman Forum Varmints' and pin on our caps. That way we could promote our discussion forum and be easily picked out by our cohorts!

Hopefully, no one would be holding a grudge over some of our sometimes heated discussions! LOL If someone on here had a booth, then that would be a good meet spot. I vote Diane our group president!

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justintime Profile Photo
Posted February 01, 2013 at 3:05pm
maybe

We are going to the DDC and we might bring Huntman's big 8pt - not cuz we think he'll set any records but just to have an official score on him.

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Viperx4 Profile Photo
Posted February 01, 2013 at 3:13pm
DDC

As far as I know the Sportsman will be having a booth like in the past.

I like many didn't have any wall hangers this year but I was thinking about bringing Sky Scraper back for a re-score. Last time they scored him as 129 5/8 gross with a net of 114 3/8......wow if that isn't a red flag!

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Diane00 Profile Photo
Posted February 01, 2013 at 5:35pm
classic

I hope to make it to the classic this year. Been hoping to carpool halfway,since its more than 4 hour drive for me. I had a great time meeting some of the members of the site at last years classic as well as the other moderators.Hopefully no fist fights will break out,lol.just kidding,I'm sure we'll all have a great time.

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jocohuntr Profile Photo
Posted February 01, 2013 at 5:50pm
2010 son's 6 pt

me

2010 son's 6 pt

2010 son's big 6

me

2010 son's big 6

deer classic

trying to get my son to carry his big 6 he took 2010.might carry 1 of mine, i'm with ya viper my biggest carried it 1st time score didn't seem right carried it another time scored 7's more. Dave Boland an official B&C scorer did it last time. 9 pt with 1 split brow 165 4/8. so if in doubt have it rescored.

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Gobblintom Profile Photo
Posted February 01, 2013 at 9:33pm
Camo

joco...Did you do the DIY Camo job on that suburban? Looks great from what I can tell!! And man...That is a BIG 6

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Gobblintom Profile Photo
Posted February 02, 2013 at 11:44am
My Trophies

Me

My Trophies

Score

As I have said in the past...I myself have never had a deer scored...It just doesn't matter to me what they score, I saw him, He looked nice by my standards so I shot him...Plain and simple!! I have matured over the years and have let some deer walk that I'm sure most hunters wouldn't but If I'm not going to at least honor his life with a European mount then I just don't shoot many bucks anymore. Don't get me wrong, I have my 'Wall of Shame' from yesteryear lol, But On cold winter days like today, I like to look at my mounts and re-live each hunt...It's those memories that mean the most to me...Not how much he scored...I do however agree with the Full Credit Scoring System for Guys that are about Score...I mean...he grew every inch, I think he should be given credit for every inch!! My self proclaimed Trophies are just that!, My Trophies!! Most Guys wouldn't even shoot what I call a decent Deer and I know the T.V. Guys wouldn't unless they wanted to Cull them from the herd lol

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stvncts Profile Photo
Posted February 02, 2013 at 2:16pm
He is a great 130 class deer

Congrats on this deer...Really tall and pretty...A 130 class deer is a trophy here in NC...We get caught up in tv shows and that is too bad...anyone would be proud of this one...

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stvncts Profile Photo
Posted February 02, 2013 at 2:23pm
Dixie Deer Classic

I always attend but am cautious about bringing a great mount to be scored. I have found that people find out where you killed him and then they try to lease your property out from under you. If you have your own land and farms then no worry...

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jocohuntr Profile Photo
Posted February 02, 2013 at 6:33pm
camo paint

bought the surburban from a friend of mine several yrs ago, he had it painted camo, looks like they used reeds and sprayed over them, looks pretty good fading somewhat now. it's a 2500 3/4 ton tank..lol. thanks for compliment on sons 6 pt. if he don't go to the classic i'm gonna carry him just to see what they score him. i'm with ya 100 % it's the thrill of the hunt and great memories and not just what's growing on top of the deers head. i agree also if he grows it how in the world can you take it away because differences in side to side..lol

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Gobblintom Profile Photo
Posted February 02, 2013 at 7:01pm
Camo

Yep, That's all I was trying to say joco and I bet that Suburban LOVES the Fuel huh? Camo looks cool on it...lol I used to Catfish with a co-worker who had a 1/2 Ton 2 wheel drive and he had a Pontoon decked out for cat-Fishing and I think you could see the Gas hand going down as we went to the Lake or River lol...It had a 350 but must have been the way it was geared? Hope to see ya at the Classic...That 6 point will be easy to spot lol

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justintime Profile Photo
Posted February 02, 2013 at 10:24pm
score

I don't think that the score has to be a major factor in your pride of a buck harvested but I do think it can be a good thing to have deer scored to help a hunter be a better judge what he/she is looking at. Far too many times hunters sound ridiculous with their inflated estimates - not trying to be rude but it's true. For a buck to start tipping 150 he pretty much has to start with main beams that are 23 inches long, 30 inches of tine (one side's brow tine, G2, G3, G4), decent mass and very little deductions.

I won't say that I don't care at all about the score cuz if I ever took one down that was large enough I would sure be trying to get my name in the books. Until that happens, I'm very happy to get a buck that looks nice to me regardless of how high the score is.

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Viperx4 Profile Photo
Posted February 04, 2013 at 7:55am
Inflated Estimate

I hear want you say Jutin about inflated estimates. It's easy to do until you get a little education about it.

One thing I've learned is it takes a lot of horn to break the 130 mark much less the 150 mark. A 120 looks impressive walking in when I'm high in the tree but the ground check will bring you back to earth!

As GT said a Trophy is personal and can't be measured in inches!

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Duplin County Bowhunter Profile Photo
Posted February 04, 2013 at 3:24pm
DDC

I will be there probably Friday and Saturday but unfortunately I will not be carrying anything with me....I am going to enjoy see some of you guys as well as some great deer that were taken this year....

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ANTHONY NANCE Profile Photo
Posted February 04, 2013 at 6:54pm
Will be ready for the classic!!

Porkchop

Will be ready for the classic!!

Deer classic

I plan on going and bringing the buck I got this year

It be on that Saturday me and a couple friends!!

Should be fun I have never been the other guys have

And ready to get a accurate score on my buck my deer is ready in about two weeks and I'm exited to get it back hope to see you guys up there!!

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Duplin County Bowhunter Profile Photo
Posted February 05, 2013 at 6:46am
DDC

Sounds good Anthony!! Hope to see you and that great buck in Raleigh....It is a blast man.....

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btsharky Profile Photo
Posted February 05, 2013 at 4:30pm
Classic

Planning to go that Friday. Should get my mount back next weekend.

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Gobblintom Profile Photo
Posted February 05, 2013 at 7:14pm
WOW

btsharky lol Not saying you have a big head or nufin but man...This Picture really shows what a great Buck you got!!! Love the Blow-Fly Holes and all the other character it has...CONGRATS again!!! Anytime a rack sticks up above the Sides of a truck bed..It's a GOODDUN!!!!!!!!!!!

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Randleman big buck hunter Profile Photo
Posted February 05, 2013 at 8:21pm
Well get a few

Well We'll be taking 3 with us but not finished mounts just the horns. Nothing huge but good respectable deer for Randolph County probaly 110's to maybe 130's deer depending on deductions.

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Duplin County Bowhunter Profile Photo
Posted February 06, 2013 at 1:31pm
Buck

What a great buck btsharky!! Gobblintom is right...Whenever you see that you know you have a good one. I will be there that Friday as well so maybe I will see you....

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jocohuntr Profile Photo
Posted February 06, 2013 at 3:41pm
admission

i haven't been to classic in 7 yrs, does admission cover 1 day or do you have to pay for each day ? plan on going sat, but might go fri as well if i can find someone to go with me.

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Gobblintom Profile Photo
Posted February 06, 2013 at 5:19pm
Classic

joco, You can get a hand stamp I believe but I usually work up a sweat playing with the Turkey calls and it wears off lol...I usually only go 1 day myself when I even go at all...I'm sure it will look the same as it did 7 years ago with just different Bucks lol

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ANTHONY NANCE Profile Photo
Posted February 15, 2013 at 5:54pm
Dixie classic

Btsharky- I hate that it seems that we are going on different days l would like to see that mount in person very nice deer

To everyone else that is coming and going to bring there monster bucks I'll see u guys up there

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hawkman Profile Photo
Posted February 16, 2013 at 4:32pm
Just want to see 'em in person!

Hey GT - I'm with ya on the scoring. I just want to see these monsters in person! For anyone who doesn't understand what I mean, just come out east and hunt east of Hwy 32 in Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell Co. What we call a monster would get eaten by yours! That's why I'm trying to hunt some game lands in bigger-buck territory. :)

My buddy shared a story with me: A guy he knows went hunting in the mid-west. Shot a GREAT buck. Comes home. Gets it scored by his taxidermist, and finds out it scores lower than he hoped. He became totally dejected. The taxidermist is like 'Dude! Be happy - that's a MONSTER!' But the guy walks out with his head hung a little too low for such a buck. Unless he had just lost a 10,000 dollar bet on it, I'd have been happy!

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Viperx4 Profile Photo
Posted February 16, 2013 at 5:06pm
Head Hung Low

Hey Hawkman my cousin doers all my taxidery work and mounts deer from all over the country and canada. He said if you were to go shoot a 150 or 160 in another state that you would never be happy hunting at home again. I'm just happy that I arrowed a gross 129 5/8 in NC. I'll keep the 5 grand in my pocket for now!

P.S. Hope to see some members at the NC Sportsman booth on Saturday around noon!

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ncduckcommander Profile Photo
Posted February 16, 2013 at 5:46pm
what a shame

first off, he mine as well lost a 10,000 dollar bet, cause im sure he wont far off from it huntin that tired up outta state buck. he must not have to much love for huntin to have his head hung low over somethin as stupid as a SCORE. sad but true.

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