22. September 2009 04:25
The summer of 2008 left much to be desired in terms of mature deer on trail cameras. There were several decent deer that posed for our Moultrie cameras, only one of those deer was harvested. One deer that I really hoped had made it through the season was a buck we named "Forks" a main frame 8pt that had the beginnings of split G2's on both sides. There were no confirmed sightings of this buck from August 2008 until July 2009. He had grown substantially and is now deemed a member of Dubbya's 2009 Hit List.
A hard drive crash last November claimed the majority of my photos, but I was able to find one picture of "Forks" from 2008. In this photo you can just barely see the G2's splitting (he is the deer on the left).
"Forks" showed up again in the middle of the 2009 growing season, sporting some decent growth from the year before.
After another disappearing act that lasted over a month, "Forks" shows himself in from on my Stealthcam I-540. Apparently he was doing some growing in his absence... (On the right in the first photo).
On the left...
Hopefully I'll see this buck up close and personal in a couple of weeks when the 2009 Oklahoma archery season opens on October 1st!