Big Game

Governor’s Tag Produces Possible NM State Record Mulie

John Gisi used the New Mexico governor's tag to drop this potential state record mule deer buck / Boone & Crockett Trophy Watch

John Gisi used the New Mexico governor's tag to drop this potential state record mule deer buck / Boone & Crockett Trophy Watch

According to the Boone & Crockett Club’s “Trophy Watch,” the Land of Enchantment proved to be quite enchanting in recent days for hunter John Gisi.

Holding the state’s governor’s tag, Gisi downed this mega mulie buck complete with a reported 40-inch spread. B&C says that the buck has a reported unofficial gross score of 260 as a non-typical and 220 as a typical.

According to the Club, it will be up to Gisi to see how he wants to score the deer, providing, of course, that he wants to strip the velvet off the rack for an official score to be given.

While Gisi must wait 60-days before obtaining an official score, it’s possible that he could potentially challenge the Land of Enchantment’s existing state record typical mule deer benchmark of 213 4/8 inches if he so desires.

 While the Gisi buck is certainly an upper echelon buck in terms of its non-typical score, it should fall well below New Mexico’s current state record non-typical mark of 306 2/8 inches.

As mentioned, Gisi has quite a decision coming up – leave the velvet as it is on a remarkable buck or strip it off to have it officially scored and potentially claim a state record.

What would you do?

I know what I would do.

As much as I love the record books – I’m an official measurer for the Pope & Young Club and the Texas Big Game Awards program – there’s absolutely no way that I’d ever take off even a speck of velvet from such an amazing looking trophy buck!

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