Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers

I am seeing several Whitetail Bucks with new antler growth at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I haven’t been able to photograph any yet but here is a photo of one I took a few years ago.

Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers
Whitetail Buck Growing New Antlers

This Buck was with two other deer near the beginning of the paved section of the tour road (Sandtown). They stepped off of the road and into the trees when I first drove by, and I wasn’t able to get any photos. After reaching the end of the paved road, I came back by and the Deer were standing on the gravel section near Goss Slough. I stopped my pickup and got a few photos of the Buck.

When this Buck walked into the woods, I noticed it had a bad limp. I took several photos of its legs so that I could get a better look at them on my computer. I could see no visible signs of an injury.

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

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon 7D Mark 2
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date & Time Taken: April 27, 2019 (07:04 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/200 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 1250
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 371 mm