DaveT1963 wrote:The question is tricky because when you ask for an average you are looking for a trend - which for immature bucks and does might not be bad. However, if mature bucks have taught me anything it is that they are far from average and not so trendy - I think the very fact that they are alive testifies to the fact that they do things against the grain to some degree. Of all the "beast rules" thoughts or theories the one that I think is the single biggest trump card is that mature bucks will be found anywhere they are not being pressured. Now that can mean a lot of different things/places - some of them can get pretty amusing and others are blatantly obvious - they are where you find them..... and that can be 5 foot from a food source or a mile or so away.
A local taxidermist got a hot tip about a buck bedding in a road culvert near an auto garage. He set up on it and killed the widest 10 point I've seen in this area of the country.