Thursday, February 25, 2010

Deer Camp

Last weekend Catherine's Dad, Grandfather, and I went to South Texas to Deer Camp. We are very fortunate to have a close family friend that has a high fenced ranch that is LOADED with deer and a lot of other animals. We love going to the ranch and always take any opportunity we have to go. This time I took my camera and got some cool pictures of what we saw. Some of the pictures are not in focus the best, but I was shooting through glass in the deer stand. I tried to open the window once and take a picture of a deer, but they heard my camera and spooked.

There is a picture that I was not able to get that was really cool. At one time there were 13 does around my stand and one 8 point buck but I could not get the picture without spooking the deer. Go figure. Anyway, here are some of the pictures that I was able to get.

The Yucca were just starting to bloom while we were there.

This little bird was just outside the deer blind and as soon as I took the picture, the noise the camera made scared him off. Oh well we weren't there for bird watching anyway.

I wanted to try to get a picture of the Javalinas and the does together. But when I turned around to take the picture, the deer saw me and as you can see by the doe with her tail straight up, they weren't around for long.

Here is a close up of the Javalina.

Swine everywhere! This was a big boar that had a gimp leg and was very glad of the corn that we scattered on the ground, even if it wasn't for him. How would you like to be on foot and stumble upon this scary guy!

This is where all the action is supposed to happen. A corn and protein feeder in front of my deer blind.
Another Yucca.

This doe was one of the ones we saw each day. She is a real silver colored doe and made it very clear that she was the one in charge. Any opportunity she had to run off another doe eating her corn she took.
Now I am not saying that I am a professional deer photographer, but look at this! Ears up and posed perfectly! Am I good, or am I good?!


  1. Those are some cool pictures. Please don't tell me you shoot those with anything except a camera. I have 2 videos of deer in our back yard. I showed your mom the one with the 13 that was in the hayfield south of the house and then at sunset there was 8 in the meadow to the east. Another video. I'll try to get one to you. Love, Nan

  2. Wow stuff starting to bloom...I'm so jealous :)
    Great photos!