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How Wide is Wide?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by double barrel, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. 16" inside and up is wide here in FL for native deer.
  2. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    Took three here in California from the foothills(1400') that were from the same property that were 26-27 inches outside. That's pretty good for here but I Know there's bigger ones here.
    This one is pushing 30" that was hit by a car. Ended up in a landfill because of stupid state law that doesn't allow you to salvage anything.

  3. double barrel

    double barrel New Member

    What a brute! DL, he looks mulish to me too. Splt G's, no brows, forefead coloration, long ears. 30", WOW! I'd be in jail for cutting the fence and sneaking in the landfill with a shouvel and a hacksaw. Shame to bury something like that. I'll bet someone driving a bulldozer confiscated that rack.

    TIM DUNCAN surry county va

    ya i shot it in 2006 i was still hunting but it was the opening day of dog season but no dogs on him just lucky never seen him prior to that morning
  5. michael69

    michael69 Active Member

    What a monster!
  6. newbie2008

    newbie2008 New Member

    I took a personal best in Ohio 4-5 years ago.....24 1/2" outside 17 pointer .
  7. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Anything wider than 18 is out of the ordinary here. Annually, I'll get a couple in the 22-24 inch range...that's out of approximately 200 deer that I score annually. Most deer that I mount are 12-16 inch inside spread.
  8. My personal widest.....about 22-23" inside spread. Scores around the 163" mark gross.

    Anything over 20" is wide in my opinion!

  9. shammy

    shammy New Member

    21'' inside
  10. I live in north central Florida, and like the other person from Florida said, 16in and up is wide. however, this past season we had to real nice bucks. The 10 point had a 20in inside spread. The 2nd buck was 25in. These were not taken in a high fence
    or close to any. in fact the 10 point was shot just right down from my house.

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  11. 25in spread

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  12. SWIFFY

    SWIFFY Member

    I cant imagine anywhere that a 20" whitetail is "common"? Im sure the more mature deer around, the more that are gonna go over that.

    Ive seen very few true 20" inside bucks, but an aquaintance has one thats 27 2/8 inside. Just freakishly big, thats the best ive seen in my area.
  13. Yeah Audra, we can get impressive deer here but could be much better if it weren't for the slack laws in this state. This is a buck taken just south of Jacksonville a couple years ago. He was not only wide but heavy as well for our native deer. 8 pt with a 25" inside spread weighing 180lbs, big mature FL buck.