This Whitetail Buck Has Shed Both Antlers

By | March 9, 2020

I photographed this Whitetail Buck with both of his antlers shed on Saturday (3-7-2020). I was at J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve in Oklahoma.

Whitetail Bucks shed their antlers once a year. Around here (Arkansas and Oklahoma) this happens between January and April. I have seen Bucks that shed their antlers before January and after April.

Whitetail Buck Missing Antlers
Whitetail Buck Missing Antlers

How I Got The Shot – Whitetail Buck Has Shed Both Antlers

This Buck was near an area that had just been burned (prescribed burn). I was standing behind a tree near the road. I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 1000
  • Shutter speed – 1/250 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 400 mm

More photos from the J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve:

  1. Whitetail Doe Feeding On Ridge
  2. Doe At J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve
  3. J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve
Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.