Friday, December 24, 2010

Old Mule Deer Buck - Jackson Wyoming


This old buck has 6 points on one antler and 5 on the other making him a 5x6 buck. The brow tine is not counted out here in the west. This buck probably had even larger antlers when he was a few years younger.
He is getting old, as indicated by his sway back and pot stomach. He lost a lot of weight during the rut in November. You can see his ribs and his hip bone is very prominent.
If it is a long cold winter, he might not make it until spring. He will have a hard time escaping from a wolf pack or a cougar this winter.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome capture! Merry Christmas to you and yours! And I wish you all the best in 2011!

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