Same here. We oughta have some brutes running around next year.The wife passed a solid 8 that had the entire left side of his rack broken off. Like down to a knub... saw numerous scrubs that had all kinds of broken issues. The buck I ended up killing ~130" had his right brow completely broken off (and it was fresh) and a piece of his G3 on the same side. Honestly looking back at cameras, we had more bucks across 2 farms that had something broken off than did not... Definitely odd. I'd agree with others had to have some correlation to the drought during antler growing period. On the bright side this did several deer a favor by giving them a pass they otherwise would not have gotten from most. Camera's still taking inventory & will continue to monitor.
Saw one this morning. Solid 8. Right side broke at brow. Left side broken G3. I’d probably shot him had he not been busted up. Big body.I'll jump on the bandwagon ! The buck I killed was a mainframe 10. His G3 and G4 had tips busted off on right side, his main beam was busted off at G4 on left side. This was the only buck I saw that was busted up.
I like to shoot bigger bucks, simply because I get more bang for the buck when I have them processed. Not into the horn porn. If he’s a nice mature buck and he’s still got enough antler sticking up to be legal, broken off or not, I’m gonna try to put him down.Saw one t
Saw one this morning. Solid 8. Right side broke at brow. Left side broken G3. I’d probably shot him had he not been busted up. Big body.