Not The Largest, But A Survivor
During the rut I watch several timbers for whitetail deer. I am looking primarily for bucks for photos. I know that if I find does, a male is usually nearby. Such was the case today when I passed one of my “watched” timbers.
There were all kinds of does not far into the woods. Some were bedded while others appeared to be feeding and really were not too concerned about anything. With that many females around, I had a hunch that if I was lucky and looked a little harder, I might find the buck taking care of this harem. Sure enough, I found him a short distance away hidden somewhat in the thicket. He allowed for a few photos before he turned to move deeper into the woods.
This buck is one of several that roamed this timber. I know of two that have already been tagged for the 2019 whitetail season. Time will tell for this fellow. In the event he falls yet during this hunting season, chances are his DNA has already been shared many times.
Whitetail Deer (Buck) in Timber:
Sometimes a picture almost begs to be converted to black and white. Today I sensed a loss of color might be attractive. I like this version almost more than with color.