Velvet buck score/class

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  1. Sharp38

    Sharp38 Spike

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    I'm curious to know if a velvet is scored the same as hard horns and if its still in the same class as hard horns or is it in its own velvet class?

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  2. kyduck1

    kyduck1 6 pointer

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    If your talking about the books...a velvet rack in ineligible for entry. As far as I know there is not a scoring system for velvet antlered deer. It would really help with mass measurements if they did though.
     
  3. Sharp38

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    I heard that b&c is not allowed but what about p&y...I think they do..do they have a velvet class

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  4. slickhead slayer

    slickhead slayer 12 pointer

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    PY allows velvet, BC does not
     
  5. BP1992

    BP1992 Banned

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    Completely wrong. Velvet bucks have their own category. I have one in the P&Y book.
     
  6. Sharp38

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    I thought they had there own class also but wasn't sure

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  7. buckfever

    buckfever 12 pointer

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    Here's your answer from an official scorer.
     
  8. kyduck1

    kyduck1 6 pointer

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    While not completely wrong...I stand corrected in that Pope and Young do have a velvet class.
     
  9. bowcrazy3

    bowcrazy3 10 pointer

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    The velvet actually helps the circumference
    very little unless there is webbing. The velvet is usually very, very thin by September. Any score gained on mass is probably lost on tine length.


     
  10. bowcrazy3

    bowcrazy3 10 pointer

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    And velvet bucks are eligible for entry into Buckmasters books. They have a separate category.
     
  11. BP1992

    BP1992 Banned

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    How is that?
     
  12. bowcrazy3

    bowcrazy3 10 pointer

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    Any significant change in the circumferences caused by velvet could also work to raise the baseline of the point higher off the beam.
     
  13. BP1992

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    Yes, but it seems like the velvet on the tip of the point would make up for that.
     
  14. bowcrazy3

    bowcrazy3 10 pointer

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    A lot of the tips are down to bone by opening of season. In any event, you're talking miniscule amounts at best. I guess the only way to find out for sure how much, if any, that velvet inflates a score would be to measure a velvet rack, then strip it and re-measure it. I don't know if that's been done, probably has by someone, at some point. My guess is, the difference is just not that much.
     

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