Daemon T. Aldrich sent me this via Facebook:
Mike: I harvested this buck named “Romeo” on Nov 20, 2015 on private ground in Indiana.
I chased this deer last year, when he was 4 1/2 and pushing 160. This year, after 38 days and numerous encounters, I harvested him on Nov 20th. Of those days I could only really hunt him for 7 sits due to the wind and where he was.
Lots of work went into this, and I’m extremely fortunate and feel blessed to harvest such a monarch. Double throat patch and what a beauty, 5 ½ and scored 179 5/8.
Hope you enjoy. Love all your work.—Daemon
Thanks for sharing buddy, one of the best-looking bucks I’ve seen from 2015, dig all that mass and tine length. Sounds like you hunted him hard and smart, congrats!
Excellent buck with good mass but someone has to be off a half inch in the measuring of that deer so it can reach the 180 mark. Can’t you stretch an antler or something?
Thank you for sharing! And trust me I’ve had him measured three times and couldn’t get that 1/2 inch.