The last week of January, on a morning in the low 20’s nothing was about until the sun sent warm streaks of daylight into the woods. A buck came out of the trees and walked into the tall dried grass.
The coldest day yet, 7 degrees and an aggressive wind. But the deer were moving a bit and I enjoyed taking deer pictures.
It’s 2018 in our world and in the deer world as well. I’ve been taking deer picture and putting them on this website since 1997. I sure love doing it. Last year over 700,000 visitors hung out with me and saw what deer do, all year long.
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.
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.
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 …
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?
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.