I posted a photo yesterday of Two Whitetail Bucks In Velvet Sparring. Today’s photo is of the larger Whitetail Buck.

Large Whitetail Buck
Large Whitetail Buck

I took these photos at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

From late spring until about a month before velvet sheds, rack growth is crucial.

As yearlings (1.5 years old), healthy deer in well-fed environments can grow eight-point branching antlers.

Antler features, such as the number of points, length, or thickness of the antlers are not reliable markers of buck age, although antler size normally rises with age.

Because the surrounding environment influences antler growth.

The nutritional requirements for antler growth vary depending on the deer’s diet, particularly protein consumption.

How I Got The Photo: Large Whitetail Buck From Yesterday’s Post

Several Deer were feeding on soybeans in a field near the Reeve’s Boat Ramp. I parked on the road and began photographing. After a few shots, I moved forward a few yards and began photographing again.

I had my camera resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 07, 2021 (6:42 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 25600 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continues Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm