I went out to check one of my cameras the other day and was pleasantly suprised to find this big, mature Missouri bruiser on it. I decided to call him OCTOpus, because he is a main frame 8 and his tines are going everywhere. He has a lot of character!

I didn’t realize it at the time, but we are pretty sure that his is a buck that Ty and his buddy Andy almost got a crack at in 2006 a few miles away from where i got this picture. He looked to be at least a 4.5 THEN, which would make him 6.5 now. He does have a huge body, thats for sure!

Frame from Ty and Andy’s hunt

What do you all think? Same buck?