Just got back from helping my boy skin and start the butchering on the 9-point he killed this morning. It was an 8-point with a drop tine-looked to have had a matching drop tine on the other side that had broken off.

The buck was taken at aprox. 50 yds. with a T/C sidelock, #11 cap, and a maxi-ball over a moderate powder charge. Appears that older guns and loads still kill deer very dead.