Monday, August 10, 2009

Portending the Future

The Whitetail rut is still nearly three months away but already this nice buck is beginning to feel the first urges of the mating season.

The buck’s flehmen sniff was so fleeting that if I hadn’t captured it I would wonder if I had not been mistaken. This photo taken the evening of August 3rd is the earliest that I have ever observed whitetail lip-curling behavior.

4 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Very nice photo!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: That is a neat look at the bucks maturing antlers.

imac said...

Super shot Coy, He sure looks ready too.

Mel said...

Awesome! I wish I was closer to nature!