Friday, February 4, 2011

More Mountain Bucks

Got these pics in the same location as the big 8 pointer I posted earlier. I’m betting this small 8 pointer is a brother or half brother to the big one going by how similar the racks are and the similar gray coloring on the muzzles. I’d guess there’s a year’s difference in their ages. Hopefully he’ll be getting up close to his big brothers size next year. The 3 pointer I’m not so sure about. Those are awfully long spikes to not have more than one little brow tine on them.





14 comments:

texwisgirl said...

I like that last shot! I know he's not exactly prime trophy material, but his horns (or lack o' rack) is pretty unique! :)

Farmchick said...

I agree with Texwisgirl. That last shot is so unique.

KB said...

I do love that last photo too.

Stephanie and Dustin said...

Surprised to still see antlers. Most have dropped by this point. Time to get to shed hunting!

Nancy said...

That is a strange-looking rack. Almost looks like one of those Springboks from Africa! :)

Dawn said...

Band of Brothers......your title should be.

Liking that last shot!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Are you sure that last one isn't a Pronged Horn Antelope in deer disguise? ha ha I notice your temp was 15...that's pretty cold for you all isn't it?

Liesl said...

In the first pic he was already eyeballing the spot where the camera is!

Joe said...

Stephanie and Dustin - The bucks around here seem to hang on to their antler longer. It's not unusual to see buck still have their antlers the last week of February.

Karen - Low teens aren't too unusual for here. Low single digits and zero occasionally. Rarely do we get below zero.

kmurray said...

Oh Joe, how your game cam pics make me long to be in the woods...

Great shots once again.

Allison said...

Ah, the bucks! Saw some mountain goats today and I plan on posting pics of that this week, but nothing this close up. Nicely done!

bigcatdetective said...

That buck with no tines on its antlers reminds me of a dead fallow deer we once found at rutting season,killed by a "murder buck"i was told,as the tines are meant to interlock and a buck without them has an unfair advantage.These murder bucks are not tested by strength and can be poor genetic material,they are culled before others around my way!

heyBJK said...

Nice that you've got so many bucks running around there, Joe! Be interesting to find out what you come across this season.

Ola said...

The one on the last picture has such a cute face:)