That’s amazing. Look how many years he had a “frame” or “rack” where he may have been targeted. Im guessing he got passed some of those years or maybe he just got lucky. Amazing what that last year did!!! Wow!!!!Given enough cover and the right genetics I think it's possible for a very special deer to make it to 200. It happened here. The critical ages are between 3 and 5. If a buck can make it through those yrs ...
Here's an example: yrs start at two and a half, ends at seven and a half.
Side note: off all the 200’s shot, I’d GUESS that those bucks have been passed multiple times, multiple years by multiple hunters. It’s those hunters that have given those bucks that “lucky edge” to survive to that full potential age. Clearly it’s rare but hunters likely/usually play a large part in those bucks who make it to maturity