12. August 2009 11:24
The summer of 2008 was extremely dry and a camera at the local watering hole provided hundreds of trail cam photos on my Moultrie D40. One particular buck that spent a lot of time at the pond was an older deer that sported a wide, short tined rack with some unique points. The buck was later killed by one of my hunting buddies during the rut on a separate piece of property that is exactly one mile away.
My trail cameras have taken thousands of pictures of deer over the years and I've never been able to say that I've taken pictures of a deer and his offspring. Two weeks ago I purchased my first Stealthcam, the Rogue IR and placed it near a bedding area in a very shaded creek bottom. I check the camera seven days later and had a picture of what I'm sure to be the son of the buck that was photographed and killed in the fall of 2008. He shares the same fairly wide frame and short brows and G2's as the deer that I think passed him these genes. If you look closely you can see little nubs where the G3 should be growing that are identical to the buck from 2008. I hope I have the opportunity to see how this deer progresses over the next couple of years.