I shot this buck on opening day of our 2011 rifle season. I didn't have him aged but I figure he was 4.5 years old by his body size. I scored him at 135 5/8 gross. He came in at 10AM in 60+ degree heat following 4 does. The stand I was hunting is near one of our property lines and takes advantage of pressure from the adjoining properties. I shot a 4.5 yr old from this stand in 2008 and he came in on just about the same path.
I had a 400+ yard downhill drag that wasn't fun in the heat but well worth it. I was soaking wet once I got him to the bottom of the hill and then I had to walk back up to get to my truck! This is the 4th buck 3.5 years or older I've shot consecutively so I'm on a roll