Every June we look forward to seeing the first group of bachelor bucks appear on our hillside behind the house. We call them our backyard bucks. A few weeks ago we began seeing our first deer, but they were does… just when we were wondering if there’d be any bucks this year we began to see some singles come in… small forked horns.
Things have gotten more interesting the last couple of days. A really strange little buck has showed up. It seems he injured one side of his rack. He also has a pendulum hanging off of his brisket area… not sure if it’s a growth or a flap of skin he tore loose… perhaps when he injured his antler? He has been paired up with a high forked horn the last few days, but earlier he came in with a small 4 point. So far it doesn’t seem like there will be near as many bucks this year… last year we saw 16 different bucks on our little hillside!