Friend of mine saw his unmistakable rack when he was 2 1/2, decided to let him grow up, but hasn't been seen in the last 5 years. Imagine my surprise when he stepped out sparring with another buck at 45 yards and gave us a shot.
That makes him 7 1/2 years old.
Oh yes, the other buck... Took my nephew back up to the same exact stand, sat there freezing our asses off for four days (that cold front that went thru last week) and managed to get him too, a 5 1/2 year old 14 point (13 scorable). It was the kid's first buck.
Interesting, we first saw him again right exactly when the snow went horizontal but couldn't get a shot. So we sat there for 3 more days and bingo, last morning we were there. Here's the pic:
Great deer hunting lesson here... We sat there staring at trees all day and the woods came alive moments before and during the point the cold front moved in. For about 15 minutes there were deer everywhere. Button bucks, does, a four and a smaller 8 point, this one now sparring with a massive, maybe 28" wide typical .... moving past so fast he couldn't get a shot.
Then they were gone for almost three days while the woods were windlessly quiet. Perhaps they were still moving but could hear every rustle it was so quiet, saw nothing to speak of. Then the wind picked up slightly one morning and out he stepped, but we could see two more deer behind him in the thick woods. Guess he drew the short straw.
I really like your whitetail stag with all those tines poking out everywhich way .
but that normal looking head of the young blokes looks the goods mate .
do you have names for all those tines , you know like a red deer does .
ive heard g1 g2 g3 split g4. but when it has like your stag does, it looks like its got 4 point coming off one the starboard side
Michigan is not known for deer of this caliber in the wild. There are several "preserves" that offer deer like this in Michigan. I would bet good money it came from there. Why don't you ask the poster yourself.
Greetings all! I've been a hunter for 50 years, but only now planning a trip to Africa. I was fortunate and successfully bid on a couple hunts for plains game in SA later this year and next. Also a rare Native Texas (5th generation) and USMC Vet. Hunt safe y'all!