My cousin-in-law had been watching this buck for several days and finally decided to pull the trigger yesterday morning. His dog catchers were busted up, but he's got plenty of character elsewhere. We've been seeing some great deer, but this is the first trophy of the year. I haven't spent that much time in the brush, and the times I have been out I've had my 4 and 7 year old hunting buddies with me, but I will be hunting hard Thursday through Monday sans kids. My BIL spotted a true giant in a pasture we rarely hunt and he is getting out there as often as possible trying to connect, so I hope to be posting pics of his buck soon. Before and after photos of the kill below.