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Bucks are starting to spar. Luckily, right in front of the game camera!

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nice buck

At low light and nearly 100 yards away, but his antlers are in velvet and soon will be hard “horn.”

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White-tailed deer are pretty photogenic.

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Early season apples are a good treat for summertime deer:

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Before the mowing machines come for the first cutting, the grass is often so tall that it can hide a deer.

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Or two:

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Deer on a June evening

On a nice, mild and sweet June evening, I managed to get some nice photos of some of the local does.

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Winter makes animals do odd things.

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On New Year’s Eve, I was able to fill the final doe tag.  West Virginia has a final doe season split in some counties, where you can take a doe during the last three days of the year. I got her on the last fifteen minutes of the season, with a .243 (Remington 788 model).

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I saw two does come out just before dark, and I was able to put clean heart shot on the larger of the two. The state DNR has requested that hunters in certain counties take does, especially larger ones that will likely have twins in the spring, in order to control the deer population.

The side you see is the exit wound.

 

 

 

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