This same scenario happend at our place about 5 years back.. He came through at about 50 yards from camp.. everyone was shocked and only one guy was smart enough to grab the rifle and let one fly. Well he missed and over the next couple weeks, that deer kept growing in our heads. We thought we saw this big 12-14pt buck in the 150 class just trot through as we were hanging out mid day at camp.
Well, the week of thanksgiving, one of the guys got him about a mile from our camp and turned out to be just as big as we all imagined. .. Main frame 10 with split brows and a split kicker off the right G2.
Stay positive.. he's still out there.
Meet "Snake Eyes"