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.
Ask anybody that knows me and they will tell you that I always set up multiple stands in the deer woods. This works well during hunting season as well as when I take pictures of deer.Check it out.
Throughout the month of August the buck’s antlers are growing. But growing antlers is not a level playing field. For some bucks it’s a little bit bigger, and for others it’s a lot bigger.
June and July are very dynamic months in the world of whitetail deer. It is a time of change for both the does and bucks, as well as the newborn fawns
I noticed an SD card laying on the floor underneath my desk. I didn’t know for sure if I had looked at it previously of not so I slipped it in the SD slot on my PC. Surprise!
One of the highlights of every year in the deer woods is fawns. I love seeing fawns. And we’re going to right now.
Woops, when I looked back to see what the White Racked buck was doing now, I saw that three other bucks had joined him in the food plot. One was Claw Head.
Some bucks are easier than others to keep track of from year after year. The two prior years I’ve observed a particular buck I nicknamed Claw-Head. He’s back…
For the three days after July 17 I saw the same bucks in the morning but no deer at all in the afternoon. My goal was to see if additional bucks were in the area and get their pictures.
I checked back through my deer sightings notes and discovered something important. Year to year, some of the events in the deer world are repetitive, date wise.
I switched to another blind so I could see the woods edge better. I couldn’t know it as I waited for daylight to arrive but a heck of a buck in velvet was gonna show up soon.
Changes are already happening to the local whitetail bucks on the dozens of farms and ranches in the area.
Three days after the food plot was planted the first green leafed sprouts came out of the ground. That’s pretty fast. And so were the bucks.
I asked the new feed store owner what I could plant now for a deer food plot. He thought it over a minute and said he had just the thing, a new high heat tolerant seed.
A big part of scouting for deer is figuring out (1) where they come from, and (2) where they go. Look at the pictures here and tell me what is happening…