Been watching this buck for a few years. Last year he was a 9 with 2 kickers off his G2. When he was eating last night i noticed he has a huge bump on his side and decided to shoot him. We just lost a buck last week that died for an unknown reason and I didn't want that to happen to this cool dude. He was actually better last year and I didn't understand why he grew so messed up until I found out just what that big knot was on his side! I cut around the knot and popped out a broad head! One of the guys kids had shot him the year prior and wounded him. I've always heard if you wound a buck his horns will grow back different the next year. Either way a great start to the season and an awesome shot for my 2nd ever bow kill! He ended up wth 12 points.