As some of you may remember, I received a new trail camera for my birthday. I had the opportunity to get it in the woods this past Sunday afternoon. I placed it near a high deer traffic area (a feeder) so that I could see how it was going to operate and what kind of pictures it was going to take. I picked up a sandwich at lunch today and ran out to our hunting club to see if I was able to catch some images. The camera was in an easy access area so I wasn't really worried about messing up my shirt and tie and pretty loafers. I checked the camera and it told me that I had 53 pictures for review. I changed out the card and headed back to the office.
I got the usual pictures of coons, squirrels and a few does. I also got several pictures of small bucks ranging from spikes, to fork horns, to small six points. But I also got this guy. He made the trip worth while. I actually have two pictures of him three hours apart, but this one turned out the best. I actually saw this deer this past weekend but elected not to take him. I think he is a fairly young deer and I would love for him to make it to next season.
Daddy and I have seen several bucks this size so far this year. I think that we have seen at least 5 different 8 points in different locations on our club. If the rut brings out the big boys, then we may be in for a great year!