|Whitetail Deer Feeding In Early Morning|
Bucks are more likely to appear--either solitary animals or bachelor groups of two or more. Earlier small streams provided a plentiful water supply in the mountains, while lush green foliage and plant growth offered excellent forage during the wet weather, but with the onset of dry conditions, secluded meadows that are near near to streams now provide better living conditions and this makes the animals more visible. Only some of the yearling bucks actually travel with the extended family groups of does and fawns. Older bucks such as this one have gone out on their own. They may feed near a herd of does, but if one watches closely they will see they that the bucks usually arrive and leave by themselves.
|Solitary Buck Leaves Meadow Before Sunrise|
|Whitetail Fawn In Late Evening|
Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.