With the whitetail deer rut in full swing, the last few weeks have provided a great opportunity to capture images of bucks displaying various behaviours. I have been fortunate to find and photograph nine separate bucks over the last six outings, including one big 10-point that I was able to also photograph last fall.
As of this week they are chasing down does, getting into scraps with other bucks and traversing territories. They certainly throw caution to the wind, and I am able to get very close to them in most situations. Mr. 10 allows me to get within 20 feet of him without a care in the world.
This is a tract of public land that is off-limits to hunting, found close to the city centre of Ottawa, Ontario.
Here are a few images I have captured – as well as two short videos I have filmed while out in the field.
Yours in the Outdoors,
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