A hunter from somewhere in the Midwest has this great buck on camera.
Mike: We were calling him the Big 9 (his picture from 2013 below) but I think he needs a new name now. I’ll take name suggestions from the BIG DEER bloggers.
History is, the buck showed up in 2013 and appeared on only one camera 2 different days in late July–then we never saw him again. This year he’s been on 2 cameras every couple days since June when we able to identify him (we run cameras year-around).
Any guesses on potential score (and age) based on his pics from 2013 to this year? Again, what’s a good new name for this buck?
doesnt looks like same deer? call em what you like, dinner or lunch would be best
If he was the “big Nine” last year, he should be the big 9 this year. He looks to be 5 1/2 yrs or so to me, and as for scoring, I am assuming that his bases are pretty big. With that monster browtine he has, I am going to guess a little higher than the others at 141 5/5 gross. Nice buck and the best of luck to you this season in your hunt for him.
I would call him “Gone” because if he disappeared on you last year I would suspect the same thing will happen this year. Not always but we have deer on our hunting ground that do the same thing. He might only go a couple miles away but if it is off your hunting ground that is far enough. Keep your fingers crossed and hope he sticks around.
“Crazy-brow”, 130″ class, 4-5 yr old.