Most of the deer I'm seeing now are hard horned. It's difficult to find one in velvet when our bow season starts. I wish our season started on the 1st of Sept every year. We would have a better chance of getting a buck in velvet.
Thi most recent one is definitely not wide. He is part of a lineage of bucks in our area we call "basket bucks". They have genetics for very narrow but tall antlers with a distinct curve between the forks. I'll work on getting the points up later tonight.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....