Shot a buck very similar to yours in Alabama back in 1998. His left side was partially palmated across the fork. Don’t know the exact age but he was past 3.5. Went 170 on the scale. Couple of other guys had seen him but not shot because of an 8 pt rule on the land. I satisfied myself he had permanent damage after watching him 15 or 20 minutes and popped him. Sometimes it’s best to ask forgiveness after the fact. I’ll see if I can drag his rack out of the horn box and get a pic.
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