I FOUND ONE !!!! Monday morning I saw 9 different bucks. 6 were legal and 4 were SLAMMERS...big DEER.
the landowners son killed a nice 8 point with 9 inch or so G-2's that I pushed towards him while tracking a bigger buck my son hit.
we tracked the bigger buck thru the woods, it circled back and crossed thru the field and crossed the road. we knocked on two doors and got permission to continue to track it.
short story we pushed it to a father son duo, the son shot and killed it with 3 more shots. it was a bigger 8 point with more mass probably close to 130 or slightly better.
while tracking it, it crossed a creek, that's where I slipped on a moss covered rock, fell in the water and broke a finger...OUCH.
before I got out of my treestand to help my son, I stood up, stretched and that's when I saw the deer I had been looking for and am willing to pay an outfitter to get.
when I stretched, I should have looked around one more time before getting up. two bucks...and 4 doe had crossed the road and field behind me to my right and came thru the briars...suddenly they were right there and one small doe almost at my feet spotted me, snorted and the bruiser I wanted just bolted with out any hesitation.
he is a solid 8 point with MASS, dark tines (not horns) with polished tips..did I mention MASS and a nice spread. the mass continues on into the tines that are rather impressively TALL the G-2's are longer than the one the landowners son killed it lacks nothing.
at least I got to see it, I doubt it will come thru again but anythings possible. that is the only buck I am shooting this year unless its bigger brother wants to volunteer
we also kicked a much larger buck out of a brush choked ravine in a large field full of red brush and golden rod it jumped up and ran before we got close, I would guess we were at least 100 yards away when it took off and we could see the large rack from where we were.
best opening day in years.