17 replies [Last post]
Ca_Vermonster's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!Moderator
Location: San Diego, CA
Joined: 07/27/2007
Posts: 5774
Yeah, that's what it looks

Yeah, that's what it looks like to me, is a summer coat.  But not this time of year.  It would be interesting to see if you find him again, and see if it was a lighting thing, or he truly is that color.

Location: From Grand Junction CO, stationed in Arizona
Joined: 08/01/2010
Posts: 537
160

160

niceshot_smitty's picture
Offline
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Joined: 06/08/2011
Posts: 452
nice rack but wouldn't put it

nice rack but wouldn't put it bigger then 165.  will be a nice deer next year!

Topgun 30-06's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Allegan, MI
Joined: 12/11/2010
Posts: 695
The second picture makes his

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.

PackInLight's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/12/2011
Posts: 18
Went out Sunday to try and

Went out Sunday to try and re-locate the group, but only found the other two.  Big guy was no where to be found.

Good catch on the old face Topgun. I was noticing through the scope that he's pretty white and spotty in the face, probably a real old deer.  I'd agree that he's definitely on the decline.  

On another note, there was a doe in the herd with a wooden arrow sticking out of it's neck.  Pretty sad to see one suffering like that.  Reminds me that I need to keep practicing the bow this winter...

Ca_Vermonster's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!Moderator
Location: San Diego, CA
Joined: 07/27/2007
Posts: 5774
Damn, very sad to see.  They

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.

Topgun 30-06's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Allegan, MI
Joined: 12/11/2010
Posts: 695
If it's been a length of time

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.

PreviewAttachmentSize
MVC-074X.JPG
MVC-074X.JPG201.49 KB

Related Forum Threads You Might Like

ThreadThread StarterRepliesLast Updated
The Best Idaho Tags????clearwaterart1208/02/2013 14:36 pm
My 06 Muleyrather_be_huntin209/19/2006 22:37 pm
Early Rifle Muley!!raz-n-co812/13/2005 20:52 pm
How about some velvet muley pics!!mossbuck351207/10/2010 16:19 pm
DS' Wyo Muley.....DS112/02/2002 23:17 pm