I was fortunate to run into this handsome herd of Mule Deer bucks just as they were leaving a field in the early morning. It isn’t often you see this many horned ones together and it was a joy to watch and photography them for about an hour before I had to move on.
These fellows got over their alarm at my presence fairly quickly and it was interesting to watch their interactions at my leisure.
Western count, this is a nice four point and three point hanging out.
This guy was definitely the biggest buck and the most wary. He dived into the tall brush and hid for a good little while until he decided I wasn’t a threat. He ran out an joined the rest of the herd and allowed me to get a few good shots. He has some pretty gnarly eye guards. Classic four point Mule Deer Buck.
These bucks did a little bit of play fighting while I watched. I was hoping they would knock their horns off it being March and time for them to be dropping their antlers. No such luck.
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Thank you! 😊
Wow, what a joy to come upon these guys and girls!
Joy is the word! 🙂
Nice catch and such a treat to get to watch (and share with us!)
Thanks! It was fun. 🙂
Love it when you post. Thank you.
Thank you so much! 🙂
That is a lot of bucks to see at once! We have a herd of eight that’s been bedding down in our yard. Five does, three fawns. Send some bucks our way. 😉
It’s the most bucks I’ve ever seen together! I wish I could send you some. 😉
Nice old west feel.
With so much urbanization, It is hard to believe that our creatures still have land to run free upon. A beautiful share, northern desert!
Nice herd of mule deer looking woundful