Saturday, January 8, 2011

Devil Deer

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a buck with spikes this small much less two of them. I have to think that they’re twins since they look so much alike. Years ago I would have never thought that either one of them could possibly ever grow a set of antlers that would put them into the shooter class. But research by respected wildlife biologists has shown that with age and the proper nutrition even bucks this size can grow a respectable rack. It generally takes until a buck is 4 1/2 years old before its antlers start to reach their full potential. These two are 1 1/2 now so hopefully in 3 more years they'll be nice 10 pointers but I'm not holding my breath ;) They were photographed on Christmas Day so maybe that's a good omen.






11 comments:

kmurray said...

They're like little spiky Christmas presents! lol!

I don't know why, but I'm finding them kinda cute ;-)

texwisgirl said...

I think they look kinda neat! Like your title. :)

vickie said...

They do look like devil deer! So cute though.

KB said...

"Devil deer" is the perfect name for them! They must be twins. I've never seen such short spikes.

Great photos!

Allison said...

Postcard beauty, Joe!

Farmchick said...

Nice photo and I think they are quite handsome.

Justin said...

I saw one like that is year and two other spikes with at least 6-7 inch spikes so let's hope by the time they are 4 1/2 we're both shooting nice 10-points..

Nancy said...

We all have to start somewhere! :)

Hope you are having an enjoyable weekend, Joe.

Dawn said...

"We all have to start somewhere":))) True:)

I think they're pretty amazing!
Good Christmas pics.

Verde Farm said...

Great title Joe. They are so cute-I guess this is a sign they are eating well and healthy then? I hope they make it unitl they are fully ready.

Mel said...

Hi Joe. As always, love your photos from the field. Especially the deer. I am not a hunter, but, could look at deer all day long. Let's hope they make it to age (4).