Oh Deer

Everything pales in comparison to deer.

~Bill Vaughan

After the ubiquitous squirrels, deer have been the mainstay of the triggers on our three trail cameras. It was a busy fall with deer frequently visiting the vicinity of some oak trees as they searched for scarce acorns. Here are a few other clips showing some behaviors that occur when we are not out in the woods watching them.

— Nothing like a good stretch after spending two hours lounging in a comfy bed of ferns.

— This was back in November, at the tail end of the rut. This buck came through the morning after the deer had been bedded down and he sniffed that spot to check on what was happening in his woods.

— A buck chasing a doe during the rut

— A buck trailing a doe

— During the rut, young bucks do some practice sparring. These two bucks were seen together frequently and seemed to want to test each other every time (remind you of any people in your life?)

— The just can’t help it, here they go again

— And again…by the way, I got another video clip of these guys doing this again this week!

— But these are the guys that probably get the girls

— What’s this?

The cameras reveal differences between individuals and also similarities between all creatures. Knowing more about the lives of our woodland neighbors helps me appreciate them even more.

7 thoughts on “Oh Deer

  1. Hi Mike,

    You’ve got a few good locations going for you, great results! I was wondering … what model field camera do you use? They do a terrific job. I’d been considering searching for a LiIon battery powered field camera. I think having two batteries per camera to switch out might be a good combination. The ones I have use 8AA batteries which get expensive to keep up with. Thank in advance ~

    On Sun, Jan 23, 2022 at 8:30 AM Roads End Naturalist wrote:

    > roadsendnaturalist posted: ” Everything pales in comparison to deer. ~Bill > Vaughan After the ubiquitous squirrels, deer have been the mainstay of the > triggers on our three trail cameras. It was a busy fall with deer > frequently visiting the vicinity of some oak trees as they se” >

    • I have two types – both Browning. The Strike Force Pro XD and the Dark Ops Pro XD. The latter doesn’t give quite as good an image in my opinion but it does not scare wary critters like coyotes at night since there are no visible lights.

  2. Lol went walking by the river this morning. A lot of crystals blinking in the sun. Dear tracks were crisscrossing every where including some the size of my size 9 show!

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