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Old 01-14-2010, 10:45 AM   #15
Walking_Eagle
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I believe we are talking about the difference that separates " Trophy Class" and "Record Class". The word "Trophy" has been mis-used in the world of hunting.
1. Trophy - Webster defines this as "something gained or given in victory or conquest, esp. when preserved or mounted as a memorial". To me, this means any deer that I choose to take can be considered a "Trophy".

2. Record - Anything that meets or excedes established minimums for a selected recording system. (TBBR - 100, P&Y - 125, B&C - 170)

You could harvest a trophy that is also a record class.

I feel that the term "Trophy Ranch" should be " Managed Ranch" offering quality record class animals. Harvest rules can be set by the ranch, leasee's, or both parties to promote management of quality animals.
Ron
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