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TAKEN BY: Shawn Sears
DATE: 1990
PLACE: Fulton Co. IN
HARVESTED WITH: Shotgun Firearm
ANTLER CLASSIFICATION: Irregular
SCORER(S): Jackie McConnell
OWNER: American Nat'l F&W Museum
TYPE: Free Roaming
TROPHY MEASUREMENT DATA
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TOTAL POINTS PER ANTLER 14 13
NO. OF IRREGULAR POINTS 10 9
TOTAL IRREGULAR INCHES 37 1/8 36
LENGTH OF MAIN BEAMS 27 3/8 27
LENGTH OF 1ST POINT 8 2/8 8 4/8
LENGTH OF 2ND POINT 9 2/8 7 7/8
LENGTH OF 3RD POINT 8 5/8 9 1/8
LENGTH OF 4TH POINT 0 0
LENGTH OF 5TH POINT 0 0
LENGTH OF 6TH POINT 0 0
LENGTH OF 7TH POINT 0 0
1ST CIRCUMFERENCE (C1) 7 7/8 8
2ND CIRCUMFERENCE (C2) 5 4 4/8
3RD CIRCUMFERENCE (C3) 4 5/8 4 6/8
4TH CIRCUMFERENCE (C4) 4 3/8 4 2/8
SCORE PER SIDE 112 4/8 110
INSIDE SPREAD 23 1/8
PERCENTAGE OF IRREGULARITY 32.8
OFFICIAL SCORE 222 4/8
COMPOSITE SCORE 245 5/8
(INCLUDES INSIDE SPREAD)
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Shawn Sears Buck
By Ted Rose

On opening day of the 1990 firearms deer season, Shawn Sears was up early enough to get to his favorite treestand before daylight. He had no idea that this foggy, cool morning would produce a lifelong memory and a prominent place in the deer
hunting record books.

Shawn explained that he had been hunting for a number of years with a bow. He had been successful in taking five deer, none of them bucks. He said that during the early bow season, at about 60 yards, he saw an extremely large buck running with a group of does, which he now believes was the one that he shot later.

According to Shawn, the habitat area where he hunts was a logged tract that had some very good undergrowth of briars and rose bushes. This, he believes, is one of the best hunting areas he
has ever seen.

When asked if he used any special hunting tactics to bag the big buck, his reply was, "One thing I nearly always do is get to
my treestand before daylight.&quo...

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