Have a bunch of spikes running around and this was a very wet year for us. The big bucks were BIG this year. Saw one today that almost made me fall out of my tree stand.
So I planned on using my spike tag. This guy was in front of me this morning with another "spike" that also had 1 forked side. What you see isn't a broken tine, his left side is just that short. Weird because his right side is actually about average for 1.5 bucks in my area. Most of them start off as little fork horns.
Anyhow, he's not a spike on both sides, but his side that is is really bad. I could have held out for a true double sided spike but took this guy this a.m.
Thoughts on this beautiful buck?