I thought he was light too. First thought maybe because he lived in pinon/juniper country but quickly realized the other bulls I was looking at didn't have that light of antlers. His teeth were fairly worn down, not much left for ivories, could old age be a factor??congrats on your bull! I think that may be the whitest antlers I have ever seen on a bull!
I felt there was a ton of fat. Almost like he never even attempted the regular rut and is now hoping for second cycle. And, on the Wednesday before his demise and before my buddy left that evening, we saw him with 7 cows. I remarked how much his gut was hanging more so than all the other bulls we were chasing. He had to be in the top 3 of fattest bulls I have seen since I got in the game in 2008. My buddy agreed that it might be the fattest one he has seen.Age, injury and anything that contributes to low nutrition can effect antlers. How much fat did he have?