Sorry Master Chief, not trying to show you up, I just stumbled on this today.

First I found some hair on the ground. A little further down the trail there were the bones.... Looks like it died within the past month or so. The head was still attached to the spine. Gonna be messy preparing this for a euro mount!

Some palmation

This will make a very nice euro. Shame he died.

I think the cause of death could have been vines... His rack was all tangled up in honeysuckle vines and one sapling had an old rub and another sapling was bent down sideways. Maybe he got stuck long enough for the yotes to get him. He was 3.5 or possibly 4.5 y/o.
Haven't been this excited about deer season

...since last deer season