Amazing what a deer can withstand and survive! My last track was almost a mile before the hunter called it quits. Two days later a neighbor harvested that buck, and it had a huge hole in it!Me too Brad...I have looked more and still have not given up...
Back on topic. When I was young there were very few deer in Iowa, and none in my part of the state. When I was home for a 20 year reunion deer were the topic of conversation, because for some reason deer moved into the area. The area of Iowa I was from had 3-4 small open groves in the entire county, yet there were monster bucks in fields and trees around farm houses. Getting a big buck took a large degree of luck, since there was no place for a hunter to focus!