Here are a few I found in the archives. You can see that the predominant antler characteristic is forked horn. A four-point buck is unusual.
This is a nice buck. Saw one bigger but didn’t get a photo.
This buck is pretty big. How wide?
This buck watched as I drove by. He was about 50 yards off the road.
These are all California black-tailed deer.
Top left: Cache Creek (My brother, Rob, took this one.). Top Center: Golden Gate Park. Top right: Pebble Beach.
Second row left: Sand trap at Pebble Beach.
Second row up from the bottom on the left is another Golden Gate Park buck.
I believe all the rest were photographed on or near our ranch in Alameda County.
Ran into a big-horned buck a couple weeks ago. Here he is.
He’s got a lot of horn for a local buck.
This palmated buck hid in a creek bottom, but a doe distracted him for a photo. The sun made photographing difficult, but the palmation is clear.
In my recent travels, I spotted this palmated buck following a doe in a creek bottom. Although it was mid day, a couple of my photos showed the palmation, a very rare occurence in mule deer – first one I’ve ever spotted.
Here he is from the opposite side. I tried, but failed in attempts to get a better photo of him.