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.
Rather than spend my hard earned pennies on those cool Shoot-N-See targets or even the preprinted targets at sporting goods stores, I save a few bucks for weekend plinking sessions by using paper plates as targets. A 100 count pack of paper plates costs less than a 10 count pack of preprinted targets.
If you are playing with something like a semi auto AK, or building a young shooters confidence with a 22 or shotgun, those big eight inch blanks are perfect for putting holes in all...