The Virginia Whitetails’ Facebook page posted this rack/skull that was picked up near Culpepper/Rixeyville (Culpepper Co.), about 30 miles from where I was born and raised and still live.
Hard to say what killed this deer. We didn’t have a big EHD outbreak that I know of last year, but the rack does look like it might have scraps of velvet still attached. More likely it was hit by a car, as this is a fairly well populated area.
VA is growing some big bucks, maybe I ought to stay closer to home to hunt and film. BTW, that rack has the look of a big one that comes from VA: wide, not the longest tines and a touch gnarly.