On my most recent trip to the woods (Sunday, 9/10/2012), I saw a dead buck on the side of the road on Hwy 36, just past the Brazos River Bridge, heading towards Jones Creek.This is just across the highway from the Justin Hurst WMA, which produced a 126 class buck during a youth hunt last season. The road kill buck I saw was big-bodiedand had what appeared at a glance to be a legal rack. I almost turned around for a picture, but chose not to. I did notice a car parked down the road a bit, and a man who appeared to be walking up to examine the buck. On my return trip several hours later, I was prepared to stop, but did not after I saw the buck’s head had been removed. It appeared to be a clean cut, probably not the work of a pocket knife.
I hope the “road-hunter” is proud of his trophy!