This whitetail buck has one thing on his mind. Too bad the ladies are playing a little hard to get.
The rut is in full swing here in Ontario, Canada, with whitetail bucks busy checking scrapes and chasing down does daily. My trail cameras, set up on public land but in areas that are off-limits to hunting, have been busy recording some great behavioral footage, especially over the last week or so.
This clip, captured on November 16, showcases a whitetail buck checking out one of his scrapes. As you’ll see, he gives a quick rub urination before letting a pair of does know that he’s in the mood for love.
Talk about unrequited love! It kind of puts a new spin on “speed dating.”
The beauty of a trail camera is you never know what cool or unusual behaviors you might capture. And that, to me, is one of coolest things about them.
Here’s another favorite trail camera video of mine from this fall. This clip shows a big 11-point and some interesting rut behaviors.