Eye-Socket Giant

Nov_1_07 These photos are flying around cyperspace, and have been forwarded to me. One guy wrote:

Amazing what these animals can survive...

Another guy said:

Buck was shot on October 23 near Gardiner, KS, and gross-scores 190...

My take--amazing yes, and another example of Ma Nature's cruelty for both bucks...hell of a trophy and imagine the mount...that little left drop whets my appetite...this is one of a bunch of giant bucks that were fighting and rutting and getting shot in the Midwest the week of October 22, a hard, early rut in some places?