Justin Eckert… watched this mule deer buck during summer scouting sprout his new antler set, until the buck contracted an unknown disease (or was injured) that almost finished him. Somehow this buck made a full recovery to a healthy body weight, but not before the ordeal took its toll (on the rack).

Yeah, he ended up growing one of the coolest racks I’ve seen from 2012. Handle Bars! And see how he didn’t lose the velvet on right side? Man, gonna be a killer mount.