Thanks to Neil Webb from Arkansas for sharing these unusual photos:
Mike: I’ve been overrun with coyotes this year, with 4 or 5 of the predators showing up at times, and the deer activity dropped to nothing. So imagine my surprise when I checked the camera and got these pictures. The feeders are only 5 feet apart. Pretty cool and like nothing I’ve ever seen before. I did see this little buck a week later chasing a couple of does, and that might help explain his behavior a little. Now if I can just see the coyote and put an end to his camera time! Love the show and keep supporting what we all love to do.
Check it out: the coyote comes to the feeder, looks at the deer, turns and looks at the camera, and they both start feeding side by side! This is an amazing twist to the predator/prey relationship and I can’t explain it. What do you think?
Hey Mike: I just got this pic off my trail cam from my property in WI. I can’t wait until my upcoming time off work. Hopefully this guy steps out into the daylight come the rut!–Happy hunting, Jason
Great buck, good luck man!
The rut is officially upon us, how is the hunting going for you? What is it like in your part of the woods? Let us know!
Hi Mike, this has been a weird summer with minimal big-buck photo ops. I know they’re out there, but getting them on camera has been a chore.
Today I went and retrieved my camera that had been set back on Labor Day weekend. This buck I call Fred showed up in the early part of the month in full velvet, and then showed off and on again the rest of the month up until today.
Last year he was a 5X4 with main beams that swept upward and gave his rack that “rib cage” look that I think is so neat. I never saw him all last hunting season, so I know he’s a survivor.
This year…well, see for yourself. He is now is a 6×4. If I could just get that left side to “conform” to the right…wowsers!—anonymous BIG DEER blogger
Awesome buck man, keep us posted on your hunt for him.
Danny sent this last update before he starts hunting this huge 10-pointer that his wife named Spike on Friday:
“I got an absolute ton of pictures of Spike last week. The majority of the pictures were nighttime, but for some reason he came into the field at 3:16 in the afternoon one day.”
I really like the image of him in the morning with a few other bucks. Unfortunately this spot is impossible to hunt in the morning with a bow. I have pictures of deer in this field’s corner from 11:30 p.m. thru 7:00 am every single day last week. There’s no way to get into the stand without blowing everything out of the fields.
Our bow opener is Sept 6th. Just a few days to go.”
Great misty morning picture! Danny, we’re rooting for you, good luck and keep us posted.
This conga line of bucks is one of the coolest video clips I’ve seen in a while, and there were more bucks coming!