Deer Pictures: Coldest Day

GO TO: Deer Pictures By Robert Hoague-2018

This morning was the coldest so far, 7 degrees and windy. Overcast but the sky was bright. It had snowed and at first light I could see snow in the ground.

I have a half dozen ground blind setups scattered around the area to and from where my main food plot is. This morning I went to one close to the rusty, old boundary fence to the east. Several deer walked through in the morning’s low light. On the ones that I could identify in the near dark, I saw the shadows of racks.

The snow disappeared when there was enough daysight to take pictures. My first two visitors were these bucks that browsed past my blind toward the run down fence.

Whitetail deer pictures by robert Hoague

Right afterward a solo 8-point buck walked by to my left and went toward the fence and jumped over it. He left straight into the woods.

Whitetail deer pictures by robert Hoague

The next two hours were both cold and eventless. Back at camp I was the only one who had seen any deer. We drove to Hamilton and everybody ate a big breakfast at Rosie Jo’s. That afternoon was still very cold but a little less windy.

The first deer was the young buck below.

Whitetail deer pictures by robert Hoague

The edge of the woods got most of the deer activity in the afternoon. Below is a nine point that has a broken left G2 tine. He paused here and smelled the ground. When he picked up some scent he followed it.

Whitetail deer pictures by robert Hoague

Next a younger buck came through along the edge of the trees. He was on the same scent trail the bigger buck was.

Whitetail deer pictures by robert Hoague

The broken tine 9 point walked up to the doe that you can see part of behind him. He looked the doe over and then left the area.

Whitetail deer pictures by robert Hoague

A six point buck came racing up to the doe and it beat him to the woods. He stopped and I got his picture.

Whitetail deer pictures by robert Hoague

A yearling doe walked past me on a well worn deer trail. It’s hocks show a little discoloration.

Whitetail deer pictures by robert Hoague

This is a different yearling.

Whitetail deer pictures by robert Hoague

A slightly older came up and stood around.

Whitetail deer pictures by robert Hoague

The cold temperature took a nosedive the last two hours of the day. Some of the other guys saw a few bucks and does. We drove to Hamilton again and ate Mexican Food and drank a little mexican beer at Freida’s Restaurant.

My head hit the pillow at 8:45 and I slept like a baby.

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