November 6, 2015 at 12:33 pm
Below are some pictures of bucks we have seen and feedback from Alabama Wildlife Biologist Bill Gray:
Response from Bill Gray:
The 7 point is 4 by my best estimate – could be 3 but I guess 4. I’d give him at least another year – if you get a shot at him it will be worth it.
The 6 looks to be 3 but I don’t think he’s gonna ever really be what you’re looking for. I’d let that be a “management buck”, but if possible put a kid or some novice hunter on him that will appreciate the kill.
From: Phillip Pickett [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 6:41 PM
To: Gray, Bill
I wanted to send pictures of 2 bucks to you for your opinion about their maturity. Attached are 2 pics of a big bodied 7 pt we have seen around the feeder trough. These pics are a month old (ignore the date stamp on the game camera - these pics are from September). Thoughts on him? Mature this year or hold off? He looks like he could grow to be a stud if he doesn't get shot.