Photo courtesy of Apple Creek Whitetails
Here are the two bucks father and I killed on the same morning. Size doesn’t always matter. The small racked buck (the Alpha) was 9 ½ years old/ the larger buck (the Gamma) was a mere 3 ½ years old.
Remember Gamma bucks are reclusive and patient. Even during the rut though often bide their time and do their breeding at night. One thing I’ve learned: if you harvest a buck on a hot doe and still have a tag get right back on her. There is about a 50% chance a bigger (Gamma) buck will be on her shortly.