Mason harvested a beautiful whitetail buck over the weekend.
Everything about these animals is fascinating. Their patterns & development & behaviors are a passion of Mitch's, and through that, I've learned a lot. The re-growth of their antlers is just one of many interesting phenomenons to observe. We've gathered many shed antlers from our property over the years, they have graced our mantel since long before turning into a design trend. :)
This great guy had been busy rubbing. The top of his head was soaked from the snow
covering we'd had the night before & the base of his antlers were
full of wood scrapings. He smelled of fresh pine.
A photo of Mason with his harvest, as well as my strong thoughts & values regarding the hunting season, can be seen here: In which I share candidly about Eating Wild, Ethical Hunting, Respect for Wildlife, and Taking Respectful Photos. I put my heart into this, in hopes not to offend anyone, but to inspire a deeper thinking and help build a more respectable reputation for hunters.
Sharing with Macro Monday.