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.
I have always looked for ways to save money and gain skills. I have the firearms basics covered so I rarely buy firearms these days. But I do watch for bargains. Sometimes a little TLC with simple tools will let you bring an old gun back to life without investing a lot of money. One such find was a side by side 12 gauge marked “W. Richards” It is not from the fine English gun maker Wesley Richards, it is a cheap knock off copy probably made in Belgium about a hundred years ago...