MI genetics & top end….
BELOW IN YELLOW…. Habitat, nutrition, genetics, etc - top level!!! Insane!!! A lot is “better than many parts of iowa”. Crazy guys. U will see bucks killed in this region into 200’s for sure. Absolutely. Could be some of best in country. COULD.
The RED…. Where he shot his buck…. Rarely will u ever see a guy shoot a mature buck that goes over 150. 160’s is insanely rare. out of thousands of mature bucks for a hundred years++…. I don’t think there’s been one over 200”. Very few if so. It very likely is ZERO. Or darn close. Where S MI - “tons”…. like hundreds or even over a thousand if I’m guessing. RED: almost all sandy junk soil. Very little AG. Big conifer timber. Major lack of nutrition. Horrible winters. Especially near lake where he shot it…. more sand soil & more snow & no nutrition than when u get inland! Trust me on this part!!! Deer just don’t get nearly as big as down south.
& AGAIN!!!! Don’t forget!!!!…. This dude shoots the STATE RECORD up there and then follows it with WORLD RECORD?!?! C’mon!!!!!!
If u spent vast time in N MI & u were a “deer nerd” …. Telling u- no way!!!! Aside from all the other junk above we’ve talked about. Just a big NO FRIGIN WAY!!!
This is a fun discussion though. As clearly there’s no smoking gun or 100% proof. I’m not a gambler but if the answer lied in a magic envelope to reveal at a casino- I’d bet every dollar to my name & all I could borrow that this is total BS. Heck, I might be wrong but that’s my bet!!!
MI map…. I’m telling u guys- the 2 areas of the state are totally different universes for potential!!!!
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