The second picture makes his face look old and he may be over the hill and thus his color. He lacks any real brow points and the front left looks like it doesn't fork. He should go into the 170s with the length of his main beams along with his back and mass measurements. I would say he needs to be shot this Fall if he's still around and then you can measure him and tell us the score! That other buck looks young with a lot of potential.
Damn, very sad to see. They had one like that out here in California, or maybe it was Oregon, that they were using the photo of the deer with the arrow as an example of the inhumanity of hunting. Gave them good ammunition (no pun intended) to use as anti's.
If it's been a length of time since your archery season when that doe was shot and she's still looking okay I would say that the arrow will not kill her. It will probably break off and scar tissue will form around the broadhead. I've seen pictures of a few like that and they were getting along fine. In fact, I took a couple pictures of a forky back in about 2003 while on a ML hunt in NM that had an arrow sticking out from behind his head/neck area and he was fine. I'll try to find and attach the picture of him.
My biggest discomfort when it comes to hunting is my feet and when they get cold or wet my hunting fun slowly turns to a job trying to keep comfortable.
In my opinion wool socks are the only socks you should be using while hunting. Any other socks do not provide the proper insulation and if they get wet all they are good for is giving you blisters. A common myth people share is that cotton socks will keep you cooler than wool because of the lighter fabric but I have noticed that wool socks in...