You may Already know this but Mitch Rompola did have his record Rack x-rayed and officially scored. The big,big, reason he isnt comming out until someone breaks Hansons record is because he is being paid by the same gentlemen who pays Hansons wages with the foodplot company.Thats where the singed agreement you heard about came from. Dont believe everything you hear as far as the rack ever being a fake you can bite your lip now. its official and has been official
now we just need to let him make some endorsement money and wait.
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If you believe that then the tooth fairy left a little something under your pillow.
Dr Z - just out of curiosity, why is it that you don't believe that this is possible? I have hunted Leelanau, Kalkaska and Grand Traverse counties, where Mitch shot this deer, and there are some unbelievable deer there. In the article, that I read, he has shot 9 record book bucks since then. They also went on to explain that that is all he does is hunt, he's a recluse, doesn't really even wan tto deal with people. There were also interviews with DNR officers that saw and handled that buck soon after being shot, and the say it wasn't faked. I never handled the rack, or saw the deer in person but from the deer that I saw while I lived there, it is possible to shoot one of world record potential.
I just stumbled across this write up as to what I have already posted. But being that you lived there . Shame we didnt have ole Mitch's phone number we'd givem a call and have him post on here .lol
At the kill photo and tell me you can't smell a rat.You are the same guys that order WWF pay perveiw.It does't take a rocket scientist to realize this is a hoax.This is your wakeup call.Why are the deer's ears hanging from the side of his neck?
You havent watched the recovery video?. crimeny I have taken deer before that would only gross weigh tops 150lbs and the ears have layed the same.Not all but there have been a few. The info is all out there. I'm not talking about the bullcrap Rompolagate . The real story. I dont think I'd want everyone handling all over my 38inch rack either. It boils down also that the man was totaly shocked by all the publicity and I think it kinda scared the man. True It would be a little scarey but hell. He is a man that loves the outdoors more the most and enjoys what he does and is very good at it and jellousy is a bad thing (A).
and personally I really don't care that much about records anymore as it brings out the worst in idividuals some times. I've seen first hand how touchy records are and now jealous people can get.
I did an article a few years back on Mitch's deer for my local outdoor column, and just stated the information available and let the reader form his own opinion.
I have noticed a phenomenon whereby when a record fish or deer is taken there is automatically a sense of disbelieve (it's automatically a hoax) or an attitude that "it couldn't have come from around here -- it was brought in from somewhere else!" At least around here it happens everytime a record fish or deer is taken. Don't know if it's jealousy or what, but it's quite common.
Of course there have been some hoaxes out there too.
so now not only are you a world leading authority on Taxidermy but also deer. Wow everyone, we have ourselves a real honest to goodness authority. So MR. Authority, what exactly is it that you, in your expert opinion, makes this a hoax? Is it the fact that Rompola has killed 190" deer that can't possibly be killed in MI? If it's the ears, your guessing. Take a look at any of the numerous hunting publications, I bet I could find at least one in every mag that has it's ears flopped like that. So please enlighten us in you infinite wisdom. By the way, I don't even watch WWF, for I prefer Ultimate Fighting.
but having seen the photo I don't see what the big deal is about the ears. Here in the midwest many of our whitetails have monster size ears (I've actually taken in whitetails with ears larger than any earliner) and they can be quite floppy and seem low after death before rigimortis sets in.
Cecil is a good man with tons of knowledge and I for one will hafe to agree in the same sense as to how people get very jellous and dont believe a huge deer of that caliber came from this area or that area. I for one until the past few years have seen deer taken in Pa. that I would have never emagined would have been the size they were.
in my area a small 6 pointer was considered a big buck. but untill these past few years these small bucks have grown into 130 class and bigger. Oh before I forget. I dont watch ppv wrestling .I'm usually one that after diner hits the outdoor chanel.
ago I killed a 167" whitetail which is absolutely huge for this area.
I entered in a big buck contest put on by a local TV station so the word got around. I was & probably still am accused of killing this buck by every means imaginable as long as it was illegal. It was just
impossible that I could have killed it any other way because the jealous gossip mongers couldnt. Since then I have never even transported a deer that was visible to passerby. I wont even
mention killing one any more. I will never get another one that big but if I did no one would ever know about it. I respect Rompolas desire to remain out of the limelight.
with Greg, the area between Ranch Rudolph and Kingsley is vast. I think thats where he took the deer. I beleive the deer is definately legit and eventually will be proven so.
What Dr Z says is true.The ear channels have been cut and not re-attached.A well known antler collector called me just after the photos were released and he researched trophy photos to find other deer ears with un-attached ear channels and to my amazement he found some.They were Mitch`s other deer!Whether he killed that deer or not I don`t really know (or care).One thing is certain.That cape has been cut away and re-assembled on that deer.
I have a picture of Jim Zumbo with a deer and it's ears lay exactly the same. It isn't a huge deer but it is a nice one, now am I supposed to believe that Mr Zumbo cut his ear canals for that picture? I bet if I go to my bathroom and look I can find at least 2 pictures of deer just like that. I do have an extensive library right nest to the john, which is exactly where that theory belongs.
Put up, or shut up.You get it officially scored and I will put on a cheerleader outfit for you fix you dinner.Until you got some proof cork it.I would love to see the Hansen Big get beat by an American deer.You say it has happened.So show me, you clowns.Do you have any idea how much money Mr.Rompala would stand to make from a legit world record?Well over a million dollars I'd bet.The man is a recluse because he has somthing to hide.Check his rap sheet the man has a criminal hisory.I have no ax to grind with any one who kills a big deer legally,but he refuses to show us the goods.Gullable!
I did some looking for photos of deer harvested a hunting clubs. Anyone can do the same. Compare the ears of these deer to Mitch's. The ears on Mitch's deer are touching the neck. Pick anyone of the photos and you can see that the ears of these deer don't come close to touching the neck. The ears on Mitch's deer have been severed from the head. That's my take on it!
If you haven't seen this already, it's the agreement Mitch signed to stop calling his buck a world record.
If you can't tell the scalp was peeled on Mitche's deer you need to take some anatomy classes.We used to do it all the time.Took in a 190 class typ.Peel,saw, screw and sew.Then drive around town with the tailgate down.Bofore long we had a convoy of rubbernecks.The trick is Take up the loose skin. Mitch didn't plan it out very well.I guess you can fool some of the people some of the time.
scalp was cut n peeled what about the antlers...fake?
who made them?
if they are real, then thats the real story.
if mitch doesnt want to shot this new potential world record 230 incher he found, call me..i do.