Just got this picture from a friend I grew up with in Illinois. He shot this deer on his family farm yesterday. The same farm I shot my first deer on when I was a kid. The deer management his family and neighboring families are doing is really paying off. He is a 9 point and was aged at 7 1/2! His field dressed weight was 260#. I am really happy for him. He lives and breathes deer hunting and deer management. I just thought you guys may like seeing a big Midwestern deer. Thanks for looking, John
They have been watching this guy for a few years from my understanding. He said it had a few 8 inch mass measurements! I'm not usually one to brag up someone else's deer but this one had my jaw dropping. I NEVER saw deer like this growing up around there.