Hey we have pictures! Was starting to wonder if everybody forgot. :smile:
Ok, so it looks like the first and third picture are definitely the same buck. Were they taken the same evening. Although you did say they are twins, so I guess it would be impossible to tell.
These black tail certainly look different than the mulies I'm used to. For one there is of course the black tail. But their face appears darker and even the velvet is darker on the horns. I'm no taxiomist, but just some observations....
Yes your right too about the trees. I *had* imagined a heavier forest but it seems that things are a bit drier there and not as heavily treed. Not quite sage-brush arid though.
That is a nice buck you got there too Ontarget! :smile:
[ This Message was edited by: bitmasher on 2002-06-28 20:08 ]
bitmasher, the buck at the top is starting to fork. The third one down is actually a spike, although you can't tell from the photo. And those two are not relaterd. I'll get some photos of those twins on here soon, as long as the moderator doesn't mind. And thanks for the compliment.
He may have very well, licked the cam, Bitmasher. I have seen the does do that often. I have passed up that 3point and a really nice wide forky, just holding out a little longer, I guess. Archery season began here on July 13. Much to early for me, but thats California for ya! Rifle starts Aug. 10. Day time temps should be well into the hundreds by then. Hotter than the Devils nut sack!!!!!!!!!. Hope you enjoy the pics, take care.
Wild boars are like many other (male) wild animals in that they will tangle over the affections of the fairer sex. Nature has however given them some additional padding over the fairer sex to prevent them from tearing each other to shreds. This bony cartiledge is most commonly referred to as the boar's shield. This armor helps prevent the tusks of mature males from penetrating into the vitals of their rivals (usually). I'd heard of such a thing before going on my first wild...