Interesting. I'd love to know what killed it if he wasn't shot. I had one in my front yard this fall that probably died of tapeworm infestation. So many worms.Took a trip around the property earlier. I found a dead 4-point that was barely scavenged. No tracks in the snow around the carcass. That tells me that scavengers and predators are scarce. Makes it easier to let the chickens free range for the time being.
Still waiting for this rain to turn to snow.