Driving through the Blue Hill Reservation yesterday afternoon when Emilie spotted this handsome 8-point buck just off the road - DAD DEER!! I banged a quick U-turn, pulled over to the side of the road and began snapping pictures.
You can see the felt covering his antlers, cool!
It's my understanding that during the summer months bucks typically restrict their movements to prevent damage to their antlers. Injury to the velvet can cause bleeding and deformity. However, as the fall approaches and the rut nears this is less of a concern and bucks becomes more active.
For the right price Emilie is available as a hunting guide!