I'm not seeing 2.5 YO. I think he's older. But, great to be able to let him age another year, at least. We've got about the same acreage as y'all. It's sometimes hard to pass on these bucks because of neighbors. You just don't get to see them again, usually, once they jump the fence.
Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.