Deer Season 2001: a Photo Journey
|How soon after bucks
loose their velvet do they start making rubs? When do the bucks get an
"attitude"? When do the fawns loose their spots?
It's time to answer the
above questions. For one thing, you've seen some of it happen in pictures.
A few fawns have lost their spots and they are fading on the rest. Bucks
become aware of the "buck attitude" when they are 1 1/2. The bigger they
get the more attitude they develop. When they get big enough most of the
other bucks "don't even bother". Third Question: bucks make rubs right
away once they loose their velvet. Their necks start thickening and they
get an eye for the ladies. But that's another story, if I have anything
to say about it you will see that in pictures, too.
Scouting In 2001:
& July | August | September
Pointer on opening weekend | 2001
JULY 2001 Scouting & Photos:
This the month the bucks'
antlers take shape. Follow the deer in pictures and as I scout for them
with my digital camera. July is a big month in the life of whitetails,
the fawns come out of hiding, button bucks become spikes, sixes, 8-points
and big racks ... all in July.
In August 2001
August is a month a of dramatic
change in the whitetail's life. Follow the bucks, day by day, as their
antlers grow and their bodies gain weight. Fawns sightings are more frequent
and does are ever present. Come with me through my pictures and as I scout
for them with my digital camera.
SEPTEMBER 2001 Scouting & Photos:
TIn September the bucks
antlers stop growing and they loose their velvet and we get to see what
they will look like this year. Most of the fawns loose their spots by the
end of the month. You notice the necks of the bucks begin to thicken. Rubs
begin to show up and the bucks hocks darken. And at the end of the month
the buck buddy groups begin to break up. Come along as I scout for a place
to put my ground blind on opening day, a spot that hopefully will be on
the route the 10-point with forked times will use.
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