For late winter sport, hunt deer antlers
Feb 20th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 289
Modified Feb 20th, 2019 at 6:02 PM
The buck’s long main beam and sweeping tines seemed to glow with their own inner light on that gray, drizzly day. It was one of the most impressive racks I had seen in many years of hunting. It was definitely a large deer for Shenandoah County.
There was something different, though, about this encounter from other deer hunting experiences I’ve had. It happened in March. And instead of a brace of antlers atop a buck’s head, it was just half of a rack – a single five-point antler resting softly on a bed of oak leaves, left there by a male deer that no longer needed it.
Author Gerald Almy