Backyard Deer
Posted by sportsman on December 22nd, 2009 at 06:44 PM

Around five years ago I noticed what looked like a single deer track in my backyard.  Our house backs up to several hundred acres of woods, so I put  a salt block out at the woodline and started watching for deer.   I started seeing more and more tracks, and eventually saw the deer themselves.

With the explosion in the deer population, they are found almost anywhere these days, so having them in our back yard is not unique, but I still enjoy seeing them back there.  This past summer I built a feeder for them, and I put corn into it on a pretty regular basis.  I've got a trail camera watching the corn, and from time to time I get some good pictures.

The pictures below are unique in that the first one has seven does in it.  I've seen as many as 10 at one time back there, but for the most part only five visit the yard with any regularity.  The second is rare because we almost never see bucks back there.  I've seen a few over the years, including one really big one once, but the two here are ones that I had never seen or captured on camera.

 

 
Posted by woodster on December 23rd, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Thank you for sharing the story and pictures, God's magnificent creation.

Eagerly awaiting your new forum.

 

"People often say that God lives up there or out there, but the the finest place to meet him is in here.'