Pictured here is forest technician Kody Passinger with an intact skull and antlers of a once-grand whitetail deer. This remarkable find offers a glimpse into the life of a mature and formidable creature that roamed our forests. A testament to the intricate web of forest ecology. From the growth of saplings to the silent passing of seasoned giants, every element contributes to the ever-evolving beauty of the forest’s interconnected ecosystem.

Photo: Elizabeth Ace

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