I think this is one of those 'letter vs spirit' issues. Usually letter wins out, and the letter says 'one unbranched antler', which he has. I don't think I'll ask the warden as I doubt we'll shoot him. I'd love to get a pic; I may move some trail cams to that spot.
He's kind of sneaky anyway, we saw him once last year and once this year despite 14 and 11 sits, respectively, in his area. When I saw him the other day and he had not really progressed, I thought he might be one to cull if he showed up again. He added less than 15" of growth this year.