Sunday, January 23, 2011

Power Line Bucks

I turned the camera at the power line gate to face more to the north and out into the field. My thinking was that I would get better pics facing that way and for once I was right. The deer are bunching up and so are the bucks. In these pics the first show the herd coming toward the gate with some does leading the way. In the fourth pic there are six bucks in the pic. The reason they are hesitant to go through the gate is because this camera makes a loud clicking sound when it takes a pic. The does go on through but the bucks aren't so sure until the four pointer throws caution in the wind and goes through. Looks good for our buck crop for next year. Several of these bucks are close to shooter size this year and should be there next year.






16 comments:

texwisgirl said...

The women have to do EVERYTHING!!! :)

Those are beautiful pictures! The 4th one is frameable! Greenery, hills and deer! What more could one want?!

bigcatdetective said...

I agree,that 4th one is a classic.The landscape behind them sets the deer off superbly.......

Ian Nance said...

I agree...love the last one

Farmchick said...

WOW! Nice shots. We have some deer running through our pastures at dusk. Very beautiful.

Mel said...

The fourth picture is quite special. Man, I love looking at deer photos! Nice job on these.

KB said...

Isn't it amazing how a seemingly small adjustment like turning the camera around can make such a big difference? Here, we have snow all winter long which makes it possible for me to see my mistakes based on tracks (not that it seems to help very much... ).

I do love the the 4th and 5th photos. Those were some wary deer!

Liesl said...

Wow,I love the stance of that buck in the fourth picture! Glad turning the camera made you get such lovely shots!

Allison said...

GREAT shots! My goodness... are there really so many in your area?

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Yep....#4 is the Winner of the day there Joe. I like the way the buck is holding his head high and looking down on the perceived danger. You're getting better shots after moving the camera. Maybe you could wrap the camera with some camouflage material to muffle the sound a bit. It's probably the sharp clear click that is scaring them. A dull click may not. Just a suggestion.

Nancy said...

Men can be such babies! Haha! Nice, nice group of deer, Joe. Bet you can't wait until the next season starts. :)

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

I must join the crowd...the 4th picture is awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leading me back here!

Joe said...

Thanks for all the comments :).

Allison - Yes, we have a better than average buck population because we generally let the smaller bucks go and only shoot the larger ones. As you can see it works well for maintaining a healthy buck population.

Karen - Thanks for the suggestion. I've tried all kinds of things but nothing really works to muffle the clicking sound.

LB - Welcome and thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Dawn said...

Haha..."Buck Crop":))))
The pictures look surreal....like that 3rd one.

heyBJK said...

Great shots, Joe! It's exciting to see your "crop" for the upcoming season!

Verde Farm said...

Wow-you really got the cameras in the right spot here Joe. Great shots.

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