Here are the results from the first installment of "What does it score?": The buck in the picture gross scored 172 5/8".
1st Place - Incognito - with a score of 177 (+4 3/8" difference)
2nd Place - Red Writing - with a score of 193 (+20 3/8" difference)
3rd Place - Steph - with a score of 197 3/8 (+24 6/8" difference)
Congratulations, Incognito, that was a very good evaluation. (And I'm pretty sure I have a good idea who you might be - thanks for stopping by.)
Red Writing, I'm impressed you took a stab at it, and that was a very good guess for someone who doesn't hunt and isn't familiar scoring deer.
Steph, I expected a better guess out of you than that - maybe I spoke too soon. But I still love you!
When I guesstimated the score of this deer, I had him at about 159", but I tend to try to be a little more conservative with the score, to avoid the "ground shrinkage" effect.
Here is the deer to score for installment #2. Once again, submit your guess by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of this post. This one is from Pike County, Illinois.