So we've had a bunch of weird flooding this year, and the deer herd is very erratic. Sometimes I see a bunch of deer at my place, sometimes zero. I checked my camera last week and had only 1 deer for the past month - a young, tall but narrow 8 pt. Disappointing with bow season approaching, but at least there's 1 out there to watch, right?
Anyhow, I spoke with a guy that traps hogs on my property Friday morning and he mentioned a buck had broken its neck trying to jump out of my hog trap. Sent me a picture and, yep, it was the 1 buck I had pics of. So now I'm goosed.
Hopefully they come back soon. Our rut is early so they should start moving around.