I was so excited when I looked at the trail camera pictures from the past week. I finally was able to figure out that the deer I had been studying was (and is) the same deer. Here is my proof. Note the time and position of the deer.
YEAH! Mystery solved. I am looking for one deer, who is probably 3.5 or 4.5 years old. I have pictures of him from last year and this year. He is smart, stays nocturnal for most of the season but likes to come back to the same areas. I know that no matter who sees him (us or the nearby neighbors) he will be shot at. I just need to formulate my plan of attack and be smart about it.
Finally, some peace of mind…
… And then, there were two. The deer above is not this deer.
I am not going to get a wink of sleep the night before opening day!