It’s also estimated that a new record was set for the percentage of those bucks that were 3½ years old or older.
This deer had, in the simplest of terms, a hairy eyeball. What the Tennessee deer had, in more scientific terms, was a corneal dermoid – a very rare condition indeed. The deer was harvested last August, and the strange discovery was made.
The 2019-2020 season saw a near-record buck harvest of 2.9 million, with a record 39% of those bucks estimated to be 3½ years or older.