Update- My buddy needs Scarface back to make a trip to KY this weekend. I am meeting up with Bowhunter57 tonight to borrow his doe decoy. Got just the place for her. There is an opening 10-15yds from where I hung the stand on a fence row between two overgrown CRP fields just about 100yds south of a creek. Yep, I know right where she is going to go! I glassed him again this morning from the Jeep. He was milling around and appeared to be scent checking and nibbling on various weeds. Then a doe come running in from a neighboring property and the chasing was on!
He appears to be a nice 8pt. I would guess solid 130's possibly just touching 140". I would say 16-18" wide. One brow appeared to be broken, the other probably 5-6". G1's looked 8-9", and G-2's were not quite even with one being 6-8" the other 4-6". Either this or he was a 9pt, but didn't give me a great look at the other side. Main beams wrap around and point toward each other for an estimated 20-22", and he has respectable mass. Should make P&Y which is a nice goal to start with. I will save OBBC for next year. haha
I have yet to arrow a buck. Just the button buck last year. For a second bow kill, and first archery buck, I would be happy with this. This is a very nice deer. I was really hoping for 140" or bigger, but the way this season has gone, I am feeling pretty good to have gotten a pattern on a nice buck again. Human traffic in the other spot I had been hunting pretty much blew out the bucks or turned them nocturnal on me. I think you guys (most of you) would be happy with the deer I am targeting. Not that it matters, I am the only one that really needs to like it. ahhaaha
Now, if we get to gun season and I have not arrowed this buck, I might let him walk. I have one on the wall which is a gun kill and is larger. I am not sure what gun season will bring and might hunt the other property in order to let some monsters get pushed to me through a killer funnel. If I make it past the gun seasons, I will key in on the other property again as I believe these hunters are fair weather hunters and I can pattern one of the known larger bucks over there in the late season. That would be a good challenge too!