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The bucket list: a look at early season bucks

As the season approaches, bucks may come and go but the author still feels they’ll be in bachelor groups as well as summer patterns during the earliest days of the archery season. (Photo by Oak Duke)

Chances are, those of us who hunt deer probably have trail-cam shots of our top whitetails handy and scrollable on the phone: those collected in summertime velvet.
And it’s always exciting, partly because velvet antlers look larger than they really are when in hard-horn come September. A little fantasy never hurt the bucket list anyway. Part of the pre-deer-hunting-season ritual is showing off our biggest, maybe oldest, but probably highest scoring rackers to our buddies and anyone who cares.

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