Whoa that a beauty! I must be hunting a different state..:) clearly shows what age can do. It's a tough game getting attached to free range bucks. Iv been there. Hope the guy worked as hard as you did to get him. I lost one to a weekend Wally that spends 3 days a year in the woods and 0 time practicing he took a hell mary on a push and hit it in the ass. That's a tough one to swallow knowing how much time i put in and obsessed over him.
No doubt another one will fill his tracks. AndI'm sure we are all guilty of shooting someone elses buck.