More Outdoors Pictures, December 23, 2010

The game cam took some unusual “shots” on the 9th and 10th of December.

The first one, on the 9th at 7:17 AM, was this nice buck, checking out 3 doe around the feeder.

Then a minute later, another doe walks up, but the buck isn’t interested in them and walks off.

The most unusual was just at sunup on the 10th, Mickey Donahoo saw this nice, shootable, buck, maybe the one from the day before.   Mickey was well hidden in a tripod stand tucked into the tallest oak tree on the right. That day, see my December 11, 2010 post, “[The Annual Doe Hunt]”, I had told Mickey, that if he saw a good buck, go ahead and shoot it, but he declined this shot, waiting for a nice size, doe.  The leg of the feeder hides the buck’s antlers, but Mickey said he was a nice one!

Then late in the afternoon of the 10th, the melanistic deer that I have several pictures and a video of, shows up around the feeder.

On the evening of December 13th, Mickey shot another doe, completing our “Annual Doe Hunt”.  It makes two for this season and I’ve only seen one spike so now the Grandkids need to get busy on a couple of more doe.

Come to think of it, I haven’t seen the spike in several weeks.  I wonder?