Nature’s Way

This will be the pictures of the week. As deer season in most of the state prepares to open Saturday ( November 3), many of us are going over trail camera pictures in order to plan our hunts and judge our chances.


Thi plump doe was attracted by rye grass and feeders, and will in turn attract attention from bucks with romance on their minds.

My experience has been that bucks – especially big ones – are seldom found eating corn at feeders in my particular area. They will, however, check out feeders looking for does as the breeding season gets started (rut). Corn feeders will draw does, as will food plots, water sources, and “sanctuary” areas where they have reason to feel like they won’t get shot.

This little buck appears to be after the does attracted by a rye grass plot and an oat feeder.

It appears the rut is close, if not in progress, as this week I got a picture of a small buck on my property – the first one I’ve seen since last deer season.



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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