I had not seen this particular buck on our property prior to that evening despite having two trail cameras operating in the woods. My woods connects to a large tract that twists and turns for miles so I would imagine that he was doing some traveling during the rut. Yes, one of the G-1's were broken off, but both are small. As for my largest buck, he is it, both in rack and body size. My buddy and I really struggled to get him out to the field in the dark, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
Keep life simple...if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.