Or perhaps it is in the water; whatever it is, this year we have seen some truly unique bucks on one of the properties Dustin hunts. Most of the pics were captured before the season. However, Dustin has seen these bucks in his stand since the season commenced. Normally, the deer on this property are pretty typical, but as you can see, not this year. We have one that has a unicorn antler, one that only walks on three legs, and has a crazy spiked rack, one that has an antler growing down the side of his face, one that is super wide, but has no height on him, one that has all height and few points. It is rather strange, but made for an interesting viewing season.
And then there is “Twig”. He’s on Dustin’s hit list. He hasn’t been around much since the season started, and when he is it is always in the middle of the night. The infamous Mr. E. went nocturnal last year; we hope Twig doesn’t do the same.
A shortage of deer is not a concern for this property; however the shortage of typical racks seems to be. Dustin wants a spectacular non-typical on the wall (who doesn’t), but Uni and Mr. Spikey aren’t old enough to take. Heck, Mr. Spikey might be illegal. I don’t think he has 4 1” points on one side. However, it is his last year hunting whitetail so why not be a little less choosy. At least that is my two cents.