I took this non-typical buck with a 36" outside spread on our place near Augusta Mt in Nov. 2004,My uncle took his buck about 45min. later on the same ridge.I saw some bigger bucks that day but none as unique as this one!
Awesome bucks. I too have some big bucks on the wall and would love to get something big and unique.
Just curious....was this a general tag? Draw tag? Private or public land? Mule deer seem to be on the decline, especially the big bucks. Would love to hear of people getting these class of deer on public land with a general tag but you just don't see it anymore.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...