Whitetail deer have a number of defensive tactics to draw from in their attempt to survive hunting seasons. Four photos below illustrates one oft used and very successful defense, running. While deer can be shot running the fast moving deer is a very difficult target. Not only is the deer capable of running at speeds well in excess of 30 mph but it can also bound high into the air and change directions on the proverbial dime, all without slowing!
The defensive tactic of the buck pictured below is not nearly as effective. He was taken on the first day of the firearms hunting season three days after I captured this image.