Spike Buck

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Spike Buck, Columbian Blacktail Deer in pen and ink.

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I took these shots one rainy day last deer season. This little spike was very curious about Mary and me.

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Deerbrush is one of their main food sources here. Their favorite is acorns.

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A second tiny spike buck was feeding alongside the first. Bucks with a single spike and does aren’t legal to take in California.