I am so used to seeing white-tailed does and fawns, that seeing a buck is unexpected — let alone three of them. But, there they were along the water’s edge.
The buck in the front is the only one still in velvet. But, the rather sparse growth of the antlers of the two behind suggests that they may be in their first-year as adults. Can anyone tell?
A close shot of a Janus buck gives a comparison between antlers in velvet (left) and those without.