Antlers are on borrowed time but maybe the Ides of March will make a difference. He's one of the bigger ones so we might expect his to fall early on.
My own sightings of stags have been fewer than usual mainly down to lack of mobility and limited opportunities for exploring, so good to see this fine animal. He also had ways of his own for remaining unseen.
I had been standing still for several minutes before I spotted him. Once he knew the game was up he moved ahead keeping as much dignity as he could, aided by the vapourising breath.