Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday Morning: First Buck of the Day

The alarm jangled raucously at 2:15am. Bleary eyed, I stumbled from a warm bed to confirm that my wife was also aware that our short night of sleep was past.

By 3:00 am we were leaving our driveway with the wheels rolling south, south for a morning photo shoot in Shenandoah National Park.

Arriving at Big Meadow by 6:35 we were in time to meet Willard & Billie along the drive in front of the visitor center. They informed me that rutting action had taken place in the meadow the previous evening, but at the time only a few scattered doe were visible.

Within an hour this nice ten-point arrived pushing a doe. Another Shenandoah Rut Morning had begun.


Brad Myers said...

It looks like you guys had a very good and productive time. This is a real nice buck but the one before is a monster. Keep them coming, I am really enjoying them.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Bradley, keep the photos coming! You have some amazing size bucks in your neck of the woods (no punt intended lol)..

Seriously though, do keep us up to speed!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: What a neat looking buck, he has a large body.

Michele said...

Outstanding! Impressive photography.

DeeMom said...


Today a 4 pt walked pass the morning room

The other day a 6pt

4 Days ago an 8 pt

NO pictures, I was content just watching them STRUT

Anonymous said...

Well done. Beautiful animal.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice shot. You and your brother are getting some good shots of wildlife.