Rutting Blacktail

On my way home from hunting a couple days back, I came upon a blacktail buck that was seriously courting a doe. Got some good shots. Check them out.

This is a young stud and he might be a trophy some day.

This is a young stud and he might be a trophy some day.

This buck was patiently awaiting the right opportunity.

This buck was patiently awaiting the right opportunity.

As i photographed him, the doe rose and he became more aggressive.

As I photographed him, the doe rose and he became more aggressive.

Here's he is showing his best stuff.

Here’s he is showing his best stuff.

The object of his affection:

He just wouldn't leave her alone.

He just wouldn’t leave her alone.