Town Buck

A whitetail buck stands near a fence at 60th Avenue East and London Road on Friday afternoon. (Phillip Lockett photo)
A whitetail buck stands near a fence at 60th Avenue East and London Road on Friday afternoon. (Phillip Lockett photo)

Phillip Lockett of Saginaw sends along this photo a nice buck that he saw near 60th Avenue East and London Road this afternoon. This buck and a smaller buck were eyeing each other from opposite sides of a fence, Lockett said. He saw one of the bucks following a doe. This is the peak of the deer rut, or mating season, and bucks have shed much of their wariness as they pursue does for breeding.

Here’s a Lockett photo of the other buck, which was following a doe, he said. One side of his antlers apparently has been damaged.

Photo by Phillip Lockett
Photo by Phillip Lockett