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Got this bruiser on my trail cam last week. I've never seen a deer with this body size with such a messed up set of horns. So I'm thinking two things- either he is on the decline and isnt producing antlers like he once did or that he just doesnt have good genetics. Either way I'm taking him out my gene pool. Just looking for some input/ other experiences.

October 17, 2012 at 3:53pm
A comment titled: food... a posibility in response to a report titled: Whatcha think about that?

I probably should give more details about the habitat, as well as the other pictures I've gotten from other deer in the same area. As far as the habitat goes, there are three cut overs that have been logged in the past three years that have good vegetation and some new vegetation in the most recent cut over. All of these areas are within 1/4 of a mile from each other or closer. There are also a couple large fields that have not been maintained lately and have grown up in brier patches and other vegetation that deer seem to browse on for different nutritional reasons (I'm a college student with many biology courses under my belt but in shape or form am I a biologist). As far as other pictures go, I have a group of does that look very healthy and some young bucks that have very promising racks that I look forward to mounting in a couple years. I also have the return of an old bruiser (I have been chasing for a couple years) that has yet again produced a nice rack and added what looks like thirty more pounds to his girth! Sorry I didn't include all this initially, let me know what you think!

October 18, 2012 at 11:03am
A comment titled: agreed in response to a report titled: Whatcha think about that?

thats what i was afraid of! thanks for the input deerman!

October 17, 2012 at 9:46pm
A comment titled: love them! in response to a report titled: Shwacker 100gr 2'

I've been using them for a couple years now and they definitely live up to thier claims! I have found they fly just as straight or better than your average muzzy or rage bh. They have unbelievable penetration and deer rarely go further than fourty yards when hit in the sweet spot.

October 17, 2012 at 4:36pm
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