So did you get him lastnight?
Easy there. I couldn't hunt last night. My next day in the woods is tomorrow. I'm hoping I can be out all day. It's going to be a cold one.
Here's another buck I'd settle for -- this one has bigger and nicer antlers (though maybe not wider):
I think both are 3½ year olds. The 8-point hasn't been to one of my licking branches yet, but in this picture he's less than 40 yards away from my ground blind.
If I'm looking for the top 10% of the bucks in my area (not a QDM practicing area), both of these bucks meet that standard.
When the Everyday Hunter
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