That was a stellar buck. Absolutely impressive and awesome. Why do we (hunters/outdoorsmen/game managers/etc) adopt a scoring system that seems to take away from such a majestic beast? What would be the psychological impact if that deer netted 198" or 199"?
Just bothers me to take anything away from such a handsome beast.
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Great buck! Sorry that he met his end that way.