This mule deer buck was a lucky encounter at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Just off the road in good morning light, he posed for a few minutes and I made my gas money back selling his photographs as stock photography.
Always looking to the next photography season. Deer are about to be added to the photographic buffet, it’s that time of year. I’ve gone as late as late March and still found bucks with antlers but the local deer typically start dropping in February. When I was a kid, I used to look for deer antlers in the woods and around the farm I lived on. Never found anything fresh, so I’m guessing they get gnawed up by the ground-life pretty quickly.