Mature Pennsylvania Whitetail
We were worried about the buck population around our home after the fiasco with the "pipeline poachers" last fall. However, we have been blessed that they did not get all of them. This beauty is hanging out in a woodlot in front of our home.
Two of 6 Bucks in a bachelor group
The bucks have been hanging together in groups of four to six. This big guy has been hanging out with 5 other bucks. It is fun to watch them as they feed. The younger, smaller bucks sure understand the hierarchy. This photo is special to me because as I waited in my hide that evening I was thinking of my dad that had passed away 11 years ago at the time I sitting there. It may be "corny" but I felt as though dad was visiting me in the spirit of those six bucks. I am thankful for the upbringing I had as I was taught the ways of nature and taught how to value and respect animals and nature.
A view often seen on a Penna Whitetail :)
Until next time