Brush Country Bruisers

During the fall/winter months, the one subject I’m after most is the whitetail deer. I’ll capitalize on other opportunities when they present themselves but my passion for photography began years ago with a desire to hunt big whitetail with my camera. While I’ve become passionate about photographing a wider range of subjects, I love nothing more than to put on my camouflage and roam the brush country as soon as those cold winds begin to blow.

The rut is in full swing and I am seeing very few of the familiar bucks that I was photographing earlier in November. I still see a couple of the regular guys but I’m seeing new bucks that have ventured into the area in search of does in their estrus cycle. That’s a good thing! Here is a small compilation of bucks from recent outings in December.

Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas. — KEVIN

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Rubbing a young mesquite tree. Canon 7D | 70-200/2.8 + 1.4x converter | ISO 400

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Canon 1DsMkII | 500/4.5 | ISO 400

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Canon 7D | 70-200/2.8 + 1.4x converter | ISO 400

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Pre-Sunrise Buck. Canon 7D | 70-200/2.8 | ISO 800

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This is one of those bucks I’ve never seen in the area but he sure is a good lucking buck. Love the very long tines and tall rack. Canon 1DsMkII | 500/4.5 | ISO 200

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This must be the dominant buck in the area as he’s the only regular trophy that has not disappeared. Guess the does belong to him. Canon 1DsMkII | 500/4.5 | ISO 200

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Another new buck. He’s a beauty. Canon 1DsMkII | 500/4.5 | ISO 200

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Canon 7D | 70-200/2.8 | ISO 800

Scenting a nearby doe. Canon 7D | 70-200/2.8 + 1.4x | ISO 400

Scenting a nearby doe. Canon 7D | 70-200/2.8 + 1.4x | ISO 400

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