Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bucks Seeking Does...Here We Go!

Like annual clockwork...

With cold snaps, rain, full moons and the landscape laid bare, the mating season for deer kicks in. 

It begins with bucks seeking and chasing not-quite-ready-for-breeding does. And that means bucks start showing up right out in the open. This eight point was only 10 yards off the trail and noticeably torn between his fixation on nearby does and his instinct to run from me, especially when I raised my camera up to "shoot". Even as city deer, their genetic memory knows that gesture all too well.

Now's the time to keep your eyes open for big bucks, whether on the road or on the trail. They'll be cruising through a neighborhood near you.

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