For you deer hunters out there

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by Big ugly, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

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    Mike Beatty was a a friend of my father and this buck mentioned here was taken at a grown up apple orchard that had out lived its usefullness except for hunters. The orchard has been out of use for about 40 years now and the amount of growth is unbelieveable. The area around this property has produced 3 state records in fiveyears. This was a article published by ESPN Outdoors Lynn Burkhead after Mike blew his lid when he was disqualified for the record when his Bow was out of spec,

    Pope and Young Club
    This is the archer's holy grail, to arrow a buck big enough to qualify for the P & Y Club's record books. The scoring system used by Pope & Young is based upon the Boone & Crockett system, but all bucks entered into P & Y must have been harvested using a bow and arrow.

    One requirement that hunters need to pay attention to is the club's requirement that insists that bucks be harvested with bows possessing no more than 65% let-off. Due to the multitude of one-cam, high speed bows with high let-offs that are in vogue today, this requirement can literally keep world-class bucks out of the P & Y book.


    If making the Pope and Young record book is important to you, make sure that your bow qualifies for the let-off requirement by taking it to a local pro shop.

    One such buck was Mike Beatty's monster non-typical buck taken last November in Ohio. That 39-point buck, which was panel scored at 304 6/8 inches, would have been the new Pope and Young non-typical world record.

    Alas, the Xenia, Ohio, bowhunter used a bow with too much let-off for the deer to be recognized by P & Y and will not be recognized as the new Pope and Young world record. (The Beatty buck is eligible for the Boone & Crockett Club's record book and should be the number three all-time B & C buck after panel scoring at the next B & C convention).

    If making the Pope and Young record book is important to you, make sure that your bow qualifies for the let-off requirement by taking it to a local pro shop.

    Given the inherent difficulty in arrowing a mature white-tailed buck, Pope and Young entry scores are lower than Boone & Crockett entry scores. To qualify for the archery record book, the minimum net scores are 125-inches for typical bucks and 155-inches for non-typical bucks.
  2. flannelman

    flannelman New Member

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    Have it scored by Buckmasters. I don't think they have the letoff requirement.
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