I first saw this large 8 point Whitetail Buck in a cornfield at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This cornfield was overhead high so I couldn't get a photo of the Buck while it was in the field. I did see another Buck and it came out to the edge of the cornfield and I was able to get a few photos of it. I had an idea of where the larger Buck would go after it left the cornfield so I drove over to this area and waited. About 15 minutes later I saw a large 8 point Buck coming from the cornfield and I was able to get the below photo.
If you look closely at my photo you will see a large horsefly on the back of the Buck. The horseflies in this area are huge. You can also see that this Buck has a couple of smaller tines at the base of the right antler.
I am not sure what is going on with the Bucks coat! I see a lot of the deer at this refuge with this color. It looks like they are between the winter and summer coat. The temps in this area have been in the upper nineties for a while.
Whitetail Buck In VelvetWhitetail Buck - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma