I think I would've passed him up.The meat probably is going to be a little tough. "Yeah Right". My only question is whether or not that buck made a trip to Ohio in my favorite spot during the rut.I've seen quite a few does running through the woods that would have made him real happy. LOL.....
You know all those world record deer look as if they have been watering by a nuclear reactor plant, they have the big rack, lots of points, but are not conventional. Don't get me wrong I would be proud to take one, but do you understand what I mean about them not being conventional, there muntant deer.
Yeah your right, some of these non-typicals are freaky looking. I was recently looking at some trophies and came across one that was taken years ago called a "cactus buck". It was a non-typical whitetail that had tens (if not hundreds) of small points (less than half on inch) on the lower base of the antlers. Truely strange, but it was taken years ago, so I don't think that the mutants are of recent vintage.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.