Ok this deer and I have alot of history. I have 5 yrs of sheds from this buck.
I believe this deer is 7.5 yr old this year. The pictures are early but he looks to have gone down hill.
I usually hold out for a bruiser (171") last year, but with the history I have with him, I might take him IF given the opportunity.
My hunting buddys gdad missed him in '13. I seen him in '13 during the rut but passed. I seen him last year in '14 but was already tagged out.
So, while I am happy to see him, I am a bit sad to see he didn't come on stronger with all of the rain we had.
But that's hunting.
Here are his sheds. Starting bottom to top:
2014. Looked like hell for the other side. Never found it.
Left side of picture: