The Corn Feeder, October 8, 2011

One big buck coming into a feeder is unusual, two big bucks coming in is really unusual, maybe the secret is the protein pellets I’ve added in equal amounts to the corn!  The past month the big, pot bellied buck has regularly come into the corn feeder close to Layla’s blind, or “Ma-Maw’s Blind”, as everyone calls it.  He shows up every day around 7:30 AM and on the morning of the 3rd he showed up at 7:25 and started feeding at 7:27.
On the morning of the 4th, 7:09 found him feeding again.  He kept at it until 7:22.
Then after 6:00 PM on the 4th a big new buck showed up. He could be anywhere from an 8 to a 10, heavy horns, with good mass judging from his left horn.  The pot bellied buck is in the foreground, his face is shortening up, his neck is already getting thick and notice how “trim” the new buck is, really good for a low fence place, but in two to three weeks both will be competing for doe.  My money is on the new guy on the block!

Either of these bucks would be a “wall hanger”, either buck would probably give anyone in central Texas buck fever, so lets see if they keep coming around the corn feeder and maybe somebody will get lucky.