I know that's true because I recently spent several days hunting quail and just looking at deer on the King Ranch. I saw eight-pointers every day that most hunters would be happy to take. My nine-year-old son shot a King Ranch management buck on January 1. The 6 1/2-year-old buck had a 20-inch inside spread and beams that were nearly 24 inches long. If not for a broken browtine, the deer would have grossed 140 B & C points. The biggest eight-pointer shot on one off these management buck hunts grossed 147. Had it been taken during a trophy buck hunt, the hunter would have been assessed $4,700. Unlike other management buck hunts where a "management buck" is defined as a deer that scores less than a certain amount, the King Ranch defines management bucks as any deer with eight or fewer points. I've personally seen a 22-inch wide King Ranch eight-pointer that I believe would have scored 155. It was a beauty and it was fair game for a management buck hunter.
Truly, eight pointers in the 130 to 140 class are fairly common on the King Ranch. And they aren't that hard........(continued)