I have mixed emotions on how he looks... he’s a little on the rough side, but the drop tine I winged in October officially made it through the season.
I put my cam back out the end of December and finally pulled it today. Through out that entire time frame, I only had a deer come through in daylight ONCE... and it was him heading back to bed the morning of January 8th. Once in 5 weeks is insane to me... because all through October this cam was absolutely on fire with does and a few yearling bucks.
He was on cam very consistently until mid January when all the deer apparently headed to their wintering grounds.
It will be interesting to see if he makes it. I THINK he will. But him being underweight is a concern with such a mild winter. I’m also curious to see what he does rack wise. He could blow up into a monster, he could hang around the 140 mark, and he could get wacky racked due to being wounded.
I discontinued my journal last year, but if I locate him this spring I will do a journal on him and only him.