Thanks, it's an average sized buck. I have seen much biger lying in the back of other people's trucks but for me it's a good size. I never thought should have been standing beside it to give a comparison of size. I will post another picture with a little of the back end of the truck showing.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...