Nice one. There was a time when if I had seen such a buck in daylight photos, I would have been on stand pre-dawn to dark every day while making slight set up changes everyday hunting him. Those old bucks pattern us too.
I agree. He could have been killed in October he was patterned.
I couldn't take my hunting days until November and by then he was in rut and not on a pattern no one saw him. If I lived near there I would have been out there every chance starting oct 1.