March and April were cold, rainy and damp here at Long Ridge, and we had some concerns for poults and fawns to come, but as it turns out, May and June thus far are dry and hot. On the brink of drought. I have seen one hen with fourteen babes in tow in our fields several times. Within a few weeks, she was down to about six. I have only one fawn on camera thus far which is unusual, but I do see that the does are all in excellent condition, and bucks are growing antlers nicely (next post)
Below are some impressive toms in full display!
I love this eye shot of a whitetail. Deer do have the softest eyes.
More turkey shots below. Many hunters had great hunts in May.
A budding buck.
This buck would have shed these any day then.
Turkeys below on the census station and in sight of deer camp porch.
Another newbie we'll give some years to for growing.
First fawn on camera, and not very old...
Next week I will post some right now pictures. Hope you enjoyed!