Flashy Bucks and Sharp-eyed Predators


Time for Plan B.

Plan A was thwarted by bad road conditions, stopping me from reaching the Badger Creek Trailhead.

Instead, I spent some very enjoyable hours hiking in the transition zone where the hardwoods turn to Ponderosa pines.

Seeing many deer tracks, I began looking for deer in earnest. Soon I spotted three Blacktail bucks and many does.

For a long-time deer hunter, sneaking up on nice-sized bucks is always a treat. And, it makes for good photo opportunities too.

Redtail Hawk

Redtail Hawk on a telephone post, a ubiquitous sight in eastern Oregon

Blacktail Buck

Four-point Blacktail Buck

Sagebrush Country

Sagebrush Country (notice the greenery in mid-autumn)

Blacktail Fawn taking a break

Blacktail Fawn taking a break

Mt. Jefferson and Olallie Butte

Mt. Jefferson and Olallie Butte on a cold morning

Lenticular Cloud forming on Mt. Hood

Lenticular Cloud forming on Mt. Hood

Tribal dip-net platfor at Sherars Falls

Tribal dip-net platform at Sherars Falls

Great Blue Heron on the hunt

Great Blue Heron on the hunt

Blacktail Buck

Blacktail Buck, a hunter’s delight

Doesn't take long for the clouds to build up over Mt. Hood

Doesn’t take long for the clouds to build up over Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood in early morning behind Tygh Valley

Mt. Hood in early morning behind Tygh Valley

Two Blacktail BUcks

Two Blacktail Bucks

 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Enjoying your pictures. You sure do lots of hiking. Happy holidays.

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