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How to Field Judge a Pronghorn

Failure to consider all aspects of a pronghorn buck’s headgear could lead to ground shrinkage. Here’s how the “Rule of 6’s” and three important “X-Factors” play crucial roles when field judging hard-to-judge speed goats.

Field Judging Whitetails

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.”

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.

How to Field Judge Bears

Word to the wise: Sizing bears is tough. But big bears have distinctive traits. Here's what to look for if you're ever in bear country with a tag in your pocket and a black bear in your sights.

How to Field Judge a Whitetail Buck

Here are five ways to quickly and confidently judge a buck’s real proportions.

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