Heavenly Buck?

I get a look at bucks on my property that a “deer manager” on a large ranch would probably want “culled”.

The apparent circular formation on this buck's right (left side of the picture) antler is rather indistinct, hard to tell if it is part of the antler, or a piece of velvelt just coming off, or some type of ring he decided to wear as an ornament. OR, perhaps it was a halo that drooped after non- angelic behavior on the deer's part?

The apparent circular formation on this buck’s right (left side of the picture) antler is rather indistinct, hard to tell if it is part of the antler, or a piece of velvelt just coming off, or some type of ring he decided to wear as an ornament. OR, perhaps it was a halo that drooped after non- angelic behavior on the deer’s part?

As an interesting by-product, this camera overlooks a section of the “road” leading to the back of my small property, never had a feeder there. In the summer, I sprinkled some “Hog Nut” attractant provided for test evaluation by INSIGHTS on the ground, and had hogs there the first night – and they continued coming for a long time after I stopped putting the stuff out. I more recently poured some of the liquid buck attractant, “Buck Strut” here, actually a few weeks ago, and then some liquid “HOG TRAP” last week. This is the second buck to show up on camera in the past two weeks, and I had not seen ANY before that on camera through the summer – so draw your own conclusions

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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