Body on the buck looks like a post rut and rutted down mature buck. The staining on his hocks solidifies that. The depth of his chest also show his age. You don't see that much staining and scalding on a younger buck.
That’s what I thought in the past, but I’m not sure this buck did much chasing in the rut. I’ve got pictures of him for weeks and that spike is with him in almost all of them.
I’m not going to shoot him, but considered letting someone else. He’s definitely the most consistent. He hits one feeder in the mornings and another in the afternoons and rarely changes his routine.
Heck, maybe he is old. I never change my routine either!