Nice buck Brian, I always hate to find them dead like that.
While horseback I cover a lot of ground, I've found a lot of dead deer in our part of the country this year.
I found a pretty nice six pointer and two does the other day while I was out horseback.
I find most of them near a water source, I been told that's a good sign they died of Blue Tongue or Hemorrhagic disease.
I've also been told our unseasonably warm weather and the drought were in is adding to the problem.
In Missouri you can take a rack from a dead deer but you have to contact a conservation agent first to get permission to do so.