We've had many bucks visit, but not many stick around. The sons of the tribe hang out with mom the first year, and then hang out with the boys in subsequent years. Tigger and his twin brother were lots of fun. There was Jake, too. Carl was the last one we named. We lost him to the highway. A neighbour stopped after he was hit, and had his son come and put him out of his misery.
My new trailcam has been a learning curve. Took me days to remember to change the F. to Celsius! The trailcams don't like our cold weather, either!
The old trailcam's piece has busted. I can't use my forest tripod anymore with it. The tripod works in the snow. It screws onto it. I switched this one camera (#1) out with another camera and put a strap back on it. I put #1 on a tree.
Henry in the forest, on the edge of the wetland. This is trailcam #1. Big buck 2.1 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I captured the young buck, as well. He's had one antler for maybe a week. It is unusual. Usually they drop closer to one another. He might have lost it in an incident. Young buck 1 antler from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Henry is the boss! Big buck 2.2 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.