Here is a buck I have had a couple year's of history with. He would show up in Oct and was fairly nocturnal, especially this year. He was hit by an archer in Oct. of 2017 on a bordering property and the pics I had of him showed him to look like a dead deer walking. He disappeared from cams until late December and he looked scraggly. I always put a corn pile out after the late antlerless season is over to survey survivors. He showed up and apparently still had some bad ass attitude because when he was at the pile all the other deer just stayed back. That was not the case with any of the other bucks. I was amazed he was still alive and in the shape he was in. I thought there was a good chance he would make it to the next season. Oct 2018 comes around and he shows up on about the same day. I was amazed at the bone he put on with seemingly no ill effects of the arrow besides some cosmetic issues. The wound had killed some muscle tissue and connective tissue as he now looked like a brahma bull when he put weight on his injured shoulder side. My buddy ended up tagging him opening morning and we are all still high on happiness for him and can't believe that was taken on our farm. HIs daughter was supposed to be the hunter in that stand but she ended up backing out and so I told him to get a tag. He hadn't shot a buck for ten years. In fact his last buck was the first buck to be shot on our property since we bought it. I don't know how many more inches of bone he put on but I am guessing 30 at least. A guy who hunts the neighboring property found one of his sides last spring and is going to score the shed to see what it is to give me an idea. What would have happened it he hadn't had the stress of the injury? Wows me even more to think about that. I'll let you all guestimate the score and will give what my buddy came up with via the boone and crockett scoring system via the net in a couple days. He and I only care about gross, as has been said several times, "nets are for fishing" No disrespect to B&C meant, I just want to know what they grow. Water displacement would be the truest way to determine but oh well. pics from 2017 early 2018 fall of 2018 Happy Hunter-it truly is as big as the picture makes it look. The trail cam pics gave us no indication of the actual mass he has.