"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Rut Is All But Over

Most of the rutting behavior has ended but some of the smaller bucks don't realize it yet.  These small bucks are still sparring with each other...



This button buck fawn, on the right, thinks he is big enough to spar even though he doesn't have antlers...


The does can relax for the most part, except for the few that were not bred during the peak of the rut.  That small percentage of does accounts for what hunters call the "late" or "second" rut.  These does were feeding in early morning fog...


Smaller bucks like those in the following photos are still roaming, hoping to find a receptive doe but the odds of success are slim...




In the final photo the buck displays a scar between his antlers.  Probably the result of a fight with another buck...

 
Thanks for visiting.

2 comments:

  1. Hello Steve
    Nice serie.
    Greetings Bets

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bets,thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. I sometimes forget to thank you but I appreciate each visit.
    Happy Holidays,
    Steve

    ReplyDelete

I sincerely enjoy comments from my visitors. I must ask that those wishing to comment understand that moderation has become necessary due to the nature of some comments left in the past...

Visitor Counter