Registered: May 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, La.
I shot this 9 point on a Wed PM and tracked deer for 3 hours and couldn't find it. On the following Sat, 2 1/2 days later, I was hunting a different stand in the same area and heard dogs barking and growling in the creek behind me. I got out of the stand and two black labs ran away. I saw something in the creek that looked red and white in color. Put my scope on it and it was the rear end of a 9 point the dogs had been eating on . The deer was still alive. I finished it off and called for help to get it to the skinning shed. The deer weighed 200 pounds, had a 15 1/4 inside spread and 5 inch bases. Because the deer didn't meet the club criteris of 18 inches, it cost me a $500 fine. I could have sworn it was 18 inches, but I misjudged.