This guy is 3.5 and a very similar rack....quite a few 3 year olds in my area have racks like that, and I'd call it SLP being in Eaton Co. I know you hunt the same area so I'm sure you see some of the same?They both look like they could be 2.5 yr olds IMO . Just curious as to what you saw in the gun buck to think 3.5 ?
The buck I shot this year I had on trail cam as a 2.5 year old 6 and a 3.5 year old 8. This is him as a 3.5 8 pt....
As a 4 year old 10 pt he only grossed 125. I'd say its certainly possible his gun buck was a 3 year old. It's becoming increasingly evident to me that most of the bucks that make it past 2 years old aren't sporting the best rack genetics.