Archive for field judging whitetails

How to Judge a Buck's Age Class

Sometimes being bull-headed—or in this case, buck-headed—pays off when it comes to waiting it out for that one good shot opportunity at that mature buck you’re chasing.

December 19, 2014

Field Judging Whitetails

By Bob Robb

Before you pull the trigger or release an arrow, do you know how to field judge a whitetail deer’s antlers? Those who hunt simply to fill the freezer, this is not really an issue. But for those who are hoping to shoot a buck with antlers that meet or exceed a certain numeric score, more often than not, overestimate the size of the antlers, leading to that common malady known as “ground shrinkage.”

October 22, 2012