November, for the Pennsylvania whitetail enthusiast no other month can compare. November is the month of the whitetail rut. During the other months of the year the whitetail bucks live their lives in the shadows, staying hidden for the most part while feeding, resting, and just doing what bucks do. But when the breeding season rolls around suddenly the bucks are on the move, traveling both day and night searching for does, sparring, bluffing, fighting, chasing does, mating with does........does, does, and more does! Of course its actually all about next year's fawns, but for now the bucks minds centers on just one thing. Does!
For me, this rut has been like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and all of the holidays rolled into one. For the first time in my life I have been able to hunt (with camera) the rutting whitetails every day since the first stirrings of the rut became apparent. Below are a few images from some of the exciting rutting activity I have captured in the past few days.