Anyone hear of racks dropping?
A colleague at work took last week off and he and his brother hunted hard, birds and deer.
Said he saw a very large-bodied buck on Saturday, sans antlers, hounding a doe. Had it inside of 30 yards twice, and verified it.
This guy is experienced, long-time deer and turkey fanatic, and not one that talks the windy tales. He's killed enough deer, some elk, longbeards, and has no reason to fib. Known him a long time, not one to spew nonsense and has no motive for doing so to our little group of hunters who share stories.
I've heard stories of bucks being shot in gun season and guys grabbing antlers to drag them and they come off. But not this early.
I personally saw a small buck with antlers on Apr 14 one year, it had been wounded in gun season (way front in the brisket), neighbor saw it same day or I would have been worried that Mrs. DFA had reached the end and was doping the coffee! A shed on Nov 12th? Pretty wild.
A closed mind keeps the truth out