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The above is an image of the aspiring “Boss”, formerly known as “The Wounded Buck”. This image was taken in 2010, several weeks after he was seriously wounded by an arrow shot from a crossbow by a suspected poacher. Note the exit wound mark at the top right of his left shoulder.
I and others have been observing this Buck and posting images of him over the past five years. In fact my first image of him is, I think, in 2007 though I am not totally sure if the 2007 image is the same Buck. The ones from 2009 to 2013, before and after he was wounded, are however definitely him.
From a frisky young eight-pointer in 2007 - 2009 to a seriously wounded eight-pointer in November 2009, this Buck is now (2013) a big ten plus-pointer and the undisputed “Boss” of the herd.
Over the following 12 days or so, I propose to post a SERIES of images entitled “A Boss Buck in the Making” in which I will attempt to chronicle the life and progress of this Buck over the past five years.