That declining theory is mostly false. Not the first buck I have seen take a big jump late in life.Man, I can’t believe he blew up like that at 8.5 years old. They are supposed to be declining by then. Just goes to show you never know. Most bucks never get the chance to reach their potential.
The other buck in the picture when he is a big four point is a great example of a deer that is not going to get big. He is likely just as old as the buck I shot and he is still the same big three by three.Usually everybody's excuse when they shoot a smaller buck, "he so old he was going down hill" always cracks me up. "No hes 2.5 years old" lol
If is wasn't snowing hard and the closest place to buy a lottery was not 30 miles, I would be playing the lottery now.This is a poem of everything: Anticipation, patience, determination, excellent story telling and the sheds add a personal touch that only @Oak can rival with his voluminous prose.
The judges have awarded you 75 Dr. Frankenfurters, 3.9 million stars in the Andromeda galaxy and a smile that you can't lose for 6 more weeks. Outstanding & congrats!
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You have won the most prestigious Whitetail lottery of life through an epic story of patience, skill, knowledge, and superb hunting story telling and illustrations.If is wasn't snowing hard and the closest place to buy a lottery was not 30 miles, I would be playing the lottery now.