One Day Later At The Tall Grass Area

This morning I just had to return to the blind by the long grass, in hopes I might get another look at the wide buck from yesterday.  Before it was good picture light I saw a buck about 60 yards away. His back was to me and I thought that he might be yesterday’s buck. I took several quick pictures and on the last one my camera figured out the light settings and gave me a half way decent pic. I couldn’t tell if it was him or not.

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The buck didn’t hang around. Soon it was daylight. A doe with a fawn  came through. Here’s the fawn.

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When I looked up from taking pics of the fawn I got a surprise. Yesterday’s wide buck had come out of the trees by the gulch and was walking toward me.

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He came in close. I framed him up and took his picture.

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I kept him in the viewfinder and followed him. When I looked through the pictures later on, the one below was my favorite. My guess was that he would go into the tall grass like he did yesterday morning.

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But today he didn’t go into the tall grass. Instead, he walked along the edge of it, perfect for more pictures. I kept him framed him up and got picture busy. He was walking at a steady pace. Now he wad directly between me and the grass.

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Here is another tall grass picture.

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He cleared the tall grass and preceded toward the scattered trees and the fence to the west. He was getting ready to give me a heck of a surprise.

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He stopped near a tree with overhanging branches.

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Then he reached up and grabbed a mouthful of branches and leaves and commenced to yank, chew and twist them vigorously.

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After a minute of more of limb abuse he stopped and looked all around him.

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Waahhoo! He raked the ground with his front hooves. He was really after it. If you’ve ever wondered how early bucks will work tree limbs and make scrapes now you know.

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Once the job was done he changed directions and went off the the south.

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This buck is a very good buck for our area. He has 10 points and with 6 or more weeks left to grow taller tines and longer main beams he should be a star in our deer population. Todqy he really let us get a close up look at that wide rack he’s growing. I’m gonna call him “Double Wide.”

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