That sucks and it’s hard to keep your mind from assuming the worst after that long without a picture. As you well know there are a billion things that could happen. As hard as we try to let our bucks get to 4.5-5.5 years old before they get shot, most of them never get anywhere close to mature. The ones that get by everyone until they are fully mature have a much higher chance of dieing of old age and disappearing into lord only knows where and are never recovered by anyone. Quite a few over the years have been big enough that we’ve thought, surely if a deer like that gets shot we will hear about him, but one day we just stop getting pics and never hear a word. There’s a black hole somewhere in the universe that specializes in swallowing big mature bucks is my current working theory... I hope he survived and you get your shot! Every time I see you’ve made a post I quickly open it hoping for the pic!