It was the very first deer of non-youth open season I had show up at the shop and I told the folks that every year there was that one deer that everybody who comes through my shop talks about when they come in and look at all the racks hanging from the joists and that this year, there’s was going to be that deer. It was an older lady’s first ever deer. Her and her husband werent my typical customer.... very eccentric in an amiable kind of way. Open minded. I believe I want to make this my competition Deer this year. Anyway, they gave me full creative license and I just can’t make up my mind what direction I want to go with it... i’ve been mocking up the antlers on every form I have in my shop and the more I see it on about the only thing I have decided is I don’t want to do a semi sneak. I like the idea of going against the typical dogma and accentuating the little side, but aesthetically it does look better as a RT. I think when I put it on uprights and semi uprights I kind of like the way it looks with like a proud posturing… But the deer was definitely a scrapper, with a half a dozen notches in his ears and a massive gash on his right eyebrow (go figure), Which makes me kind a like it on an aggressive form- but I loathe mounting aggressive postures because I don’t like doing pinned down ears. If I go to the aggressive route I will do the flash straight back style ears and not the pinned down ones.... I remounted a Mckenzies 64D last year twice over not being happy with those damn ears. I am absolutely not a fan of Cracker Barrel’s and straights in general for the same reason the majority of y’all aren’t, because no deer is truly symmetrical and without a turn the human eye sees those imbalances as imperfections because we subconsciously see symmetry as beauty. But I almost feel like I DIG the Cracker Barrel look simply because it stands in such stark contrast again to the common way of thinking popular within the industry today. give me some opinions help me think this out.