Dang! My buddy always tells me to shoot at the bucks in heavy brush. Can't get it if you don't shoot. Well I did. In Arkansas you are allowed two bucks. I filled my first buck tag on a deer for my sister. Second tag is for a big boy. So two bucks were fighting behind some thick brush. One was a really nice buck for sure. When I picked up my rifle to find deer in scope I guess the bucks switched sides. I shoot and a buck fell. Then the other buck walked 5 feet from the tree I was in. This buck was a mature 10 point with great tine length at about 19 inches on spread. Of course my phone was dead and could not take a photo as it calmly walked off. I thought I may have shoot the wrong deer. I was over 3/4 of a mile in on public which meant a long haul out. When I made my way to the deer I was sick. Oh well so much for shooting in the brush.
Started the season off in Alaska and ate my sheep and brown bear tag. That one hurt!
My boy killed a cool whitetail opening day with his crossbow. Still waiting to fill my OH and KY tags.
I took a decent whitetail and antelope in Wyoming on our annual hunt. Worst hunt we've had in 8 years but still filled plenty of tags.
Last pic is my South Dakota Mule deer from rifle season.
Just barely over 2 months since pulling the trigger on him, I got my full body Kodiak Billy Mountain Goat mount back from the taxidermist. Was not able to get the glands to display as they were, but otherwise I am astounded at the job he did.