Monday, November 17, 2014

Company at the Aerie

Had a visitor to the yard this afternoon. I've had six or seven does running around the place at twilight, morning and night, for a couple of days. It was good to see this big guy show up.

The swollen neck indicates he's a participant in the rut. Maybe that's why the girls were so antsy this week.

Terry heard a noise out behind the garage a couple of nights ago. Enough that she decided NOT to take the car that was parked over there fearing a big, black bear might have been in the area. The next day I spotted a fresh rub on a small sapling in the area and thought it might have been a buck and not a bear. Perhaps it was this guy.

Now if only he'll stay around until rifle season starts on December 1st. In PA you need at least three points on one side for a buck to be legal, and he's got the required number on both sides being a 4x3. Nice length on the tines, too.


threecollie said...

Nice buck!Hope he lingers for you.

joated said...

Yeah, me too, threecollie. This SOB KNEW that the archery sesaon ended on the 15th and that rifle doesn't start until Dec 1st.