He's still around. Not much changed on him, other than he's walking the same trails. Downside is....I don't have him regularly doing it.
Other downside is I haven't see anything else with horns.
Saw this lil fella and its mama a couple times.
I can't guess he's more than 30-45 days old +/-, but the interesting thing is I have talked to the biologists and the landowner and within 50 miles of me the rut is said to be anywhere from nov-late dec for the timeframe. But the last couple years I have had these young fawns on camera this late in the year. I know our rut is all over the place, but that would put the peak around....Feb 15th.
I have an area I call the doe zone. There are never any bucks there .....ever........until after January. Then i'll catch them cruising through the 'doe zone' around then. Last year it peaked with activity around Jan 21st. Seems this just might coincide accordingly with Feb breeding.
Even if that was/is a second rut, that would still put the primary breeding it well into January.
Sure wish I had about 30 camera's
I went and put small plot in yesterday at the doe zone. Its a small clearing in the middle of the woods. Hoping it'll bring a few of the boys around a little earlier. At the very least the does will enjoy it (assuming we get the rain).