My wait for rut action this year ended officially on November 7th.
What's astonishing about this fact is that it began last year on the exact same date in the exact same location.
Last year I discovered the buck below, Don Juan, following a doe in front of WMU's School of Engineering in the early morning of November 7th. Because of his fixation on that doe, I was able to photograph him for a good half hour.
This year I arrived at WMU's Research Park to discover the EXACT same scenario unfolding in front of the school, which led to another half hour photo session with this beautiful buck and his "lady".
Talk about creatures of habit.