I saw a very similar pic about a year ago ... presumably from (the same) trail camera - same incident ... strikes in my mind August of last year, Oregon. The pic I saw showed more of the deer (and less of the lion)... looked legit. My guess is that shortly after the pics were taken the deer (buck) was no longer able to contribute to the gene pool. Hmmmmm ... deer sure don't let fME ride them so close.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...