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Velvet Blacktails 2010

Greetings everyone, I have browsed BGH for a while and never taken the time to contribute. Sorry, but here we go...better late then never?
Anyone else catching a glimpse of bucks in velvet this year?
Over the last few weeks I have noticed the evasive bucks grouping up and leisurely enjoying the fresh pasture grass. They would never dream of being this bold come fall. I added a pic, this one looks like he may be a non-typical???

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Re: Velvet Blacktails 2010

Welcome Wave

Yea that buck may have additional points or beam before the end of growing season. How about keeping us updated with pics if you can.

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Welcome

Looking pretty good overthere.
I haven't set any trailcams in my normal deer area this year,
I'm trying something different right now.
Heres a buck from last spring and he ended up being close to 28" - 30" when he was done growing,
When season opened a blackbear pushed him off the ranch. Mad

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Very cool pics and thanks for sharing guys. Thumbs up

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Finally a update...Been kinda slow around here.
When I looked out in the field today and saw three deer and velvet, I really thought I was going to get a photo of the buck I posted a few weeks ago.
But, it appears we have a new buck making a first appearance. He is very red in color compared to the others, and at least today he was traveling with 2 does. The tips if his antlers appear as they may fork again.

Have a great week!

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Getting better Hillside.....

Getting better Hillside..... Wink

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I think this is the same buck???

This guy was munching on my strawberries when I first spotted him today. By the time I thought I had my wife's camera figured out, he and a doe had wandered off into the field. Sorry for the blurr, snapped the photo through the window.

I think it's the same buck I posted on 6/11. I'm really enjoying watching them grow this year, I wish it was not at the expense of my berry crop, but strangly kinda worth it. confused?

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Thanks for sharing

Thanks for sharing

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needing to work for photos

So, now that July has come, the bucks have vanished into the night as usual.

My retaliation was to finally make a purchae of a Bushnell trophy cam.

In two weeks I have captured does, fawns, coyote, coyote pups and bobcats.

Yet the only buck is this tease of a shot below.(look close on the right side, nose, eyes, antlers)

Sorry for the low quality while I figure this thing out.

To redeem the camera I attached the second shot, sorry no velvet but cute enough to pass.

Have a great week!

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good pics. I'm just down the

good pics. I'm just down the road from you in gresham

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good pics. I'm just down the

Perfect, so you live in God's country too! Wink

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