# FAQ: How Spready Credit Works When Scoring Whitetail Deer?

## What is spread credit when scoring a deer?

Spread credit can be equal to, but not exceed the length of the longest main beam. If the inside spread is longer than the longest main beam, your spread credit is the length of the longest main beam. Our buck’s inside spread does not exceed the longest main beam (24-2/8); therefore 20-3/8 is our spread credit.

## How is deer antler spread measured?

Measuring Spread. Measure the tip-to-tip spread with your measuring tape. This is the distance between the tip of the right antler and the tip of the left antler. Take the measurement from the front of the antlers.

## What is a good spread on a deer?

The average buck, with his ears in an alert position, has an ear tip-to-tip spread of 16 inches. His ears will measures six inches from the base to the tip. The circumference of his eye is four inches, and from the center of the eye to the end of his nose should measure about eight inches.

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## How do you measure greatest spread on whitetail?

The greatest spread is measured between perpendiculars at a right angle to the center line of the skull at the widest part, whether across main beams or points. See Figure B. The inside spread of main beams is measured at a right angle to the center line of the skull at the widest point between main beams.

## How big is a 140 class buck?

This measurement is around 7-8 inches. After you have referenced your initial measurements you will be ready to start field scoring the buck. Take a look at the picture above to memorize the reference points.

## What is a good whitetail score?

A two to four inch brow tine is fairly typical. Five to six inches is excellent. The second point (called the G-2) is another key area in determining a buck’s score. Good bucks will have at least seven or eight inch second points.

## How old is an 8 point buck?

Nearly all bucks with superior genetics and adequate nutrition have eight or more points when 2 years old. Bucks with inferior antler genetics may never have more than seven points, even when mature.

## How big is a 150 class buck?

This measurement is around 7-8 inches. After you have referenced your initial measurements you will be ready to start field scoring the buck. Take a look at the picture above to memorize the reference points.

## How many inches can a buck grow in a year?

Spurred by hormones and excess nutrition, antlers grow from March through late August. Demarais said antlers can grow about 1/8 inch daily for yearlings and about 1/4 inches daily for adult bucks. That’s as much as 1½ inches per week for adults!

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## What is considered a trophy buck?

To most, it is probably a deer with antlers that score over a certain minimum. For others, a trophy is in the age of the animal, not the antlers. If you subscribe to the thinking that the older a buck gets, the more difficult it is to kill, then yes, age is the measure of a trophy.

## What is a booner buck?

To qualify as a “Booner” a typical whitetail buck must have antlers that score at least 170 after deductions, known as the “net” score. If you know anything about measuring antlers you know that a buck with a gross score of 175, for example, could score as low as 140 or less after deductions.

## How can you tell if a deer is non typical?

Abnormal points add into the gross score of a buck scored non-typical and are subtracted from the gross score of a buck scored typical. If a set of antlers has many abnormal points, the set is most accurately classified as non-typical and would be best scored as non-typical (but it is not a requirement).

## What is a good Boone and Crockett score?

For Boone and Crockett the minimum scoring points for whitetail deer is 160 inches. For Pope and Young the minimum for whitetail deer is 125 inches. There are also minimums for non-typical antlers. In some states the typical whitetail bucks are well…

## What is the difference between atypical and non typical buck?

Typical means the antlers have antler points in the typical locations where points are found and the conformation on the buck’s rack are typical in nature. Nontypical white-tailed buck antlers, on the other hand, are sets of antlers that do not look normal.