About 6-7 years ago I shot buck similar to Jim's little friend above. He was in an area where there were allot of very large bucks (unit 29 New Mexico). Took him in the last few hours of the hunt. He made some dandy jerky sticks!
I ended up making some tag soup out of the tag I should have hung on him. I got a nice buck that same day. He was around before and after my shot. Looking back it would have been cool to get a double, but it's enough work just getting one out.
My buddy retrieved some pics from our Cameras this weekend. We made some adjustments and are going to set out another 4 cams next week. Attached is a nice buck moving through a trail deep in the desert. He is bigger than you think (poor photo). We need to fortify this area with more cams. The place has allot of big buck moving through
Those desert bucks are like ghosts. You hear stories about them, but don’t believe they exist until you see one for yourself.
I hear it takes a lot of time scouting preseason and a lot of luck to take one down.
Here is a trail camera picture my good friend got in Utah this year. This was the second year in a row that he got pictures of this guy in the same spot. (or one just like it) He only comes out at night.