I showed these pictures to the farmers son (non-hunter) where I have this camera. He said he recognizes this buck from previous years. He said he has changed little in the last 4 years besides gettting more mass and longer main beams.
In his estimate, the deer is 8-9 years old. He told me he often hides out during the gun seasons in a small brush patch next to their barn. He has seen him for several years sneaking into that patch after the guns start going off. It is a patch of brush that you would never think to hunt in. If he enjoys seeing this buck around, I think he may have slipped up by telling me that.:mischeif:
Will an older buck's meat taste good? just wondering, i just know that with fish when they get older the meat doesn't taste as good as when they're younger. Nice rack on him by the way, will make a nice trophy for you, even if he cant get all the velvet off
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