Sullivan first saw the buck during the 2016-17 season. The deer survived an arrow from another hunter and an encounter with a car before disappearing last fall. It reappeared six weeks ago on Sullivan’s 24-acre plot of land, and it had added lots of mass, a third main beam, and two large drop tines. Sullivan said he found photos on his trail camera the morning of Oct. 5, and planned a hunt for that afternoon after seeing patients. He thought he ruined the hunt by bumping some deer while walking to his stand at 4 p.m., but soon some small bucks appeared, feeding near him.