Here In The Not So Wide Open Places There Are Other Places For Deer To Go If Your Place Gets Too Hog-A-Fied For Them. I Want To Keep That From Happening.
A doe and fawn came into the area. As I watched them two bucks approached them. I thought “I just might get some good buck pictures this morning.” Wrong!
After seeing the 3 nice bucks late yesterday afternoon I was pumped. I wanted to go to sleep early and hit the sack at 9:30 so I’d get plenty of sleep and get out before daylight. At 11:20 I was still wide awake. I got up and ate a bowl of raisin bran. Usually that makes me sleepy but it didn’t work tonight.
It’s pretty common for someone to ask me about food plots. I always tell them I use ‘small’ food plots. But how small is small? You might be surprised.
BINGO! There were two nice bucks in a group of trees 20 yards away. I needed to put the laptop down and grab my camera. Magic Buck was starting.
The Buck and Doe in this picture are together … in July! It’s a rare occurrence but it happens. Know why?
It was a doe and fawn and 2 other deer I couldn’t I.D.. They moved around and a pair of antlers perked into my view. Whitetail deer pictures by Robert Hoague July 12 2017.
A “Mushroom Head” buck, Fawns on the move, and finding a new place for deer activity and more pictures.
Just before daylight July 4th I got in position to take pictures of deer in the 20 acre winter wheat field by my home. Almost an hour passed before I saw any deer.
The bucks antlers have grown all month, and most bucks have had their main beam and brow tines grow 4 to 6 times longer than they were in late april and early June.
There are some real highlights that happen this time of the year in my Deer Picture Taking world. One major highlight is seeing and taking pictures of the new Fawns of 2017.
I love taking pictures of deer. And I’ve been lucky enough to do that actively for the last 30 years, and in particular since I began Bowhunting.net in 1996 when I developed a following of people to share my deer pictures with,
One of my favorite things about living next to the deer woods is taking pictures of the bucks as their antlers begin to grow and continue to develop.
What are the bucks doing now? It’s March 14 and here are pictures I took this morning and what this nice buck does just might surprise ya.
Bucks in this area usually keep their antlers until March. However, this morning I saw a buck who’s antlers didn’t look right.
Today’s deer sightings show us why getting in the woods after deer season and before the bucks shed their antlers is a good idea.
My first year out here where my only neighbors are whitetail deer, wild turkey and wild hogs showed me precisely what I knew about deer … not much.
Ingredients: scatter some seed, get an old double bull blind, put it in the right place and add one Duck and a Wild hog!
My accident will keep me from hunting with my bow and arrow this year. But I have an idea on how it can still be good hunt.
There is nothing on the shelves of the hunting stores that will do the job for you. Nothing you can make. No tricks. You have to just do it.
Staying informed on where the does and bucks are is important. The basics are simple … but it’s not easy. It’s kind of a two-step thing …
This year the Claw Head buck stayed off the grid. That had me concerned because he has been in my area for 4 years running as one of the dominate mature bucks.
I’d seen lots of young spikes, forky or sixer bucks spar with each other with varying degrees of intensity. But I had never observed a mature buck and a first year buck spar or fight.
After bucks shed their velvet they engage other area bucks to show them how tough they are. There are several ways to do this but my favorite is when they lock horns.
As their antlers clicked in the morning air the sound attracted a group of onlookers, nervous deer that darted back and forth, both bucks and does. The 2 bucks got more serious.
In the dense early morning fog a buck walks up in front of the blind and shows us his rutting instincts are kicking in
Ever wonder how early a buck will work on tree limbs with his new antlers? Some say it’s after they shed their velvet. But is It?
The buck I nicknamed “B10” spends his time showing off what he’s got in 2016; his new set of antlers and larger body size. And a change in attitude.
In the deer woods this time of year I am constantly on the watch for important changes that bucks make in their upcoming transition from velvet antlers to their hard antlers.
The first thing to give your attention to, every year, is the make-up of the gang of deer where you hunt. Every minute you spend in “your” deer woods during June, July, August and September is absolutely Golden.