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.
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...