I got this cam picture over the weekend with the message: Nice.
Yes. And it struck me that this is the perfect buck for most people to hunt across the U.S. Mature animal with a 135-class 8-point rack. A buck anybody would be proud of, or should be proud of.
Don't let all the monsters you see on TV and magazine covers (and on BIG DEER) fool you and jade ya. Giants that score 160 to 200 are out there; they fascinate us, and we love to see and read about them. But they are rare, even in the Midwest.
If you get one week's vacation and a few Saturdays to hunt this fall, I'd recommend you shoot this buck, esp. with a bow. Of course it's up to you. If you want to hold out for a bigger animal, go for it, that's cool too.
One more thing. If you see a buck framed up like this but with 2 more tines, definitely shoot, the 10-pointer is pushing 150 or better.
So, what would you do, shoot him or pass? comment