My Facebook friend, Mike Snow, harvested a very nice swamp buck recently. He said that the deer had been monitored by camera for the past three years and two years ago the buck had a lot more mass. It had a 19-1/2 inch spread and was the first time he had ever seen him in daylight hours and the last! His ruff score was 130. The buck was 6 years of age and said this is a good deer in his area where he hunts the Pearl River swamp in Neshoba County. He used his 45-70 H&R long barrel with a Nikon scope (3-1/3 by 10 by 50) to bring him down.
My congrats to Mike on a fine 8 point swamp buck taken in our great wild outdoors!