Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mob Scene

They must like what they've found...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bucks are about finished growing their antlers....
















Early Morning


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Early Morning

This doe stepped out of the dew covered grasses to eat some feed.

Twins

Number 10 is the first doe to show up on my cameras with a set of twins.

Friday, August 24, 2007

I was out today looking for some deer blinds...

And..... guess who I thought of when I saw this deer blind...

Antlers are almost complete











Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Boxing


Does posturing to fight...

Silhouette

Yep, it's a buck, barely...
Can you see him? His first set of antlers and he has already earned himself a name... "Ocho".

This first set of antlers on this year old buck has him named "41" because he barely has four points and is one. Really original, right? I have to put something I can remember on their folders so that I can track them.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Lots of Spots

As time goes by and the fawns get bigger they start spending more and more time with their mothers. This one is pictured at 2:11 PM with his Mom #8.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Sunset


Nice

One you hope will breed lots of does and pass on his genetics and the other two hopefully will make some good deer sausage.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Deer get into messes too. Check the injuries of these deer.

Take a close look at the doe on the right walking away. She probably was attacked by a bobcat or coyote.
Right rear hip...
Broken antler... left G-2...


Tendon left rear leg...



Lump on jaw, probably rattlesnake bite...





Left rear hip...




I've got milk...





The pastures are lush, the does are getting plenty to eat and have udders full of milk. It should make for a great fawn crop.

Fawns are starting to show up on the game cameras







As the fawn grow and get able to outrun the predators they start spending time following their mothers. The younger, smaller ones are still left on their own to lay around and wait for their mothers to come back every few hours to nurse them. Many people have walked up on a fawn laying in the grass by itself and thought it was abandoned but until they are big enough to run away they are left on their own. Nature has provided them with a pattern on their coats that is very hard to see as they lay motionless. I have read that they have hardly no sent for predators to pick up either.



Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Corn is deer candy

It is also great for getting them to pose for a picture.

How to better keep the rain out of the spouts...


This is an experiment to see if pieces of innertubes will help keep rain out of the feed in the downspouts.

Turkeys

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm??? Maybe stump or maybe maybe man with camera...

Inky-Dinky, the garden spider...




There was just enough early morning dew to make this spider and web stand out. With all of the insects there are hundreds of these webs skillfully places to have the insects fly or hop into them.


Connejo

The cottontails are making a comeback with all of the green grass. This one lives at one of the protein feeders so he is getting fat.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Extra Points

"Bruto" has some extra points on his right side. He is pictured here with "Sid" who has his nose in the feed trough.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Hey Mom, wait for me...

This little fawn seems to be doing his best to keep up.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

"Ace"

He's getting some tine length now.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Bucks


Friday, August 03, 2007

Out for a stroll...

Today I drove up upon this same group of young turkeys with thier two hens strolling down the county road.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Yea, right, I only wish...

There are some big sets of antlers then there is this.....

Looks good, smells good, tastes good...


Lined up for something to eat.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Who has been stealing my feed?


These racoons are just about as resourceful as squirrels.