3 Point Whitetail Buck Up Close

August 01, 2017  •  1 Comment

Being able to use my vehicle as a mobile blind at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge allows me to get some great close up photos of the wildlife. A 3 Point Whitetail Buck feeds in a soybean field just about the same time every morning. Yesterday morning was a little slow for photographing wildlife, so I headed to the road that takes you to South Sally Jones. The field on the left of this road is called Bakers Field and it is planted in soybeans this year. A Buck and Doe usually show up in this field at around 8:00 in the morning. The road is very narrow, so most of the time I will just park in the road. The deer may look up to check out my vehicle, but will go back to feeding.

Yesterday morning the Doe was crossing the road to enter into the field just as I arrived. I stopped my pickup a couple of hundred yards from her and waited for her to get further into the field. After she got about 25 steps into the soybean field I drove and parked parallel of her. I began photographing her and she would look up once in awhile, but would go right back to eating. (Note: I have been photographing the deer in this location for several weeks)

A short time later the 3 point Buck walked out of the brush and crossed the road behind my pickup heading to the field. He then turned and came right in front of my camera. I took a bunch of photos while he fed on the soybeans. He went further into the field, but a while later he walked back over to my vehicle and I was able to get more up close photos.

I know others have photographed these same deer and I think they are getting accustom to seeing us as long as we stay in our vehicles.


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More photos of the Whitetail Deer in this field: Whitetail Doe Jumping Through Soybeans and Whitetail Doe Eating Soybean Leaves



Greg Topp(non-registered)
I have a "Five-Pointer" coming back again to my place this year. Last year as a two year old, he followed me around whenever I came outside and then would lay down and watch me as I worked on the lawn or flower beds. I "talked" to him as I worked and he became quite comfortable being around. I almost tripped over him one time as I backed up from what I was doing. Turned out he had laid down right behind me! I worried about him surviving the winter and the hunting, but he is back again. I think his odd antler arrangement (two points on one side and three on the other) has kept him alive. He is of no value to the "trophy hunters" (and I use that term very loosely). My closeness to these animals has caused me to lose any interest in deer hunting and perhaps this is for the better.
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