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.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...