Spending yesterday afternoon in the woodlands I noticed a number of whitetail scrapes; unmistakable signs that the whitetail pre-rut is beginning. This was confirmed later when this buck showed up chasing the does about the meadow.
The rutting activity continued this morning as this doe trotted past my position with a following buck some distance in the rear.
As the doe made a break for it the buck sped to intercept.
She easily out distanced him as he fruitlessly pursued her.
This race is one that cannot be won now but a couple of weeks from now the does will be more willing to submit to the reproductive urges.
I recently acquired a gimbal tripod head and am finding it very useful for action shooting. The gimbal design makes for very easy yet stable camera movement while following fast paced action.
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