Not looking huge yet but here is one with some thick start to the antlers. I also found the left side of an 8 point we allowed to grow to ??? for the 2013 season. The 3rd picture shows the buck these antlers belonged to.
They could possibly be the same as the buck in velvet pic was taken about 40 yards from where I found the shed. However, there are two other 8-point bucks in this same area. I moved my trail cam back to where the buck pic was 1st taken. We will see soon if I can get an updated pic of this buck or of the other bucks or both.
Here are a couple of pics of the same three 8-points that are in the area. Also a couple of fawns and a smaller buck. Still looking to get a pic of the huge non-typical but he didn't get that way from being dumb.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....