They were only about 1/4 mile from one of my stands down in a ditch. I hunted that stand 2 times the week they were discovered......Not once did I see any buzzards or crows circling that area! Also, I drive past that spot several times per day and didn't notice anything. The farmer was working bean stubble ground and found them.
I was talking to someone, can't remember who, but he thought it would be cool if you found a locked pair like that to get some capes and mount them so that they would be at 90 degree angles to each other and you would hang it in a corner. With two bucks like that right there, I think that would be the ticket. Heck, I think that would be cool to do with two UN-locked bucks...
Yes they were scored, although I don't think officially. One was in the 170's and the other low 160's.
I had a very close encounter with the larger one the year before from the ground in a cornfield the first week of season.....lets just say I had an equipment malfunction....still wake up at night thinking about that moment.