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Distant deer

                        Mule deer on Hart prairie a few miles outside Flagstaff, Arizona. As I took this two hunters arrived, scoped these out, then said they only had permits for Elk, and, I'm pleased to say, left.

Distant deer

                        Mule deer on Hart prairie a few miles outside Flagstaff, Arizona. As I took this two hunters arrived, scoped these out, then said they only had permits for Elk, and, I'm pleased to say, left.

comments (14)

Jolies rencontres.
Frank L Croston.: It was, Martine, thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Nov 2016, 02:25
What an interesting anecdote!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Ray, it was an interesting moment...smile
I'm so pleased you caught this! Great shot, Frank!!
I believe what the hunter said was "Those are deer... we have elk tags... that coulda been awkward..." smile
Frank L Croston.: Could have been awkward...We were in-between them ! smile Thanks Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Nov 2016, 05:49
Good they were safe. A couple of years ago my son and I (trespassing) put up some roe deer from a local copse, just before some illegal hunters came along. Were they livid! They obviously knew the deer hung out in that copse
Frank L Croston.: Well done, Elisabeth...
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Nov 2016, 06:44
Glad that these lived to see another day. Some of the animals don't really help themselves as they appear to have a huge target on their backsides clearly showing the bullseye. wink
Frank L Croston.: Indeed, Alan, they make it easy! smile
Tis a a beautiful anecdote very nicely illustrated Frank!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks very much, Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Nov 2016, 07:12
In the land of guns for everyone I'm surprised anything feels safe Frank..
Frank L Croston.: I try not to think about it, Chris, and assume a low profile...
Quelle chance d'avoir pu voir ce spectacle !
Superbe !
Frank L Croston.: We were lucky, Claudine, a good experience.
I agree Frank, I don't like seeing creatures 'gunned down' unless it is out of necessity. Those dark streaks in the grass look almost like a painter's mark.
Frank L Croston.: Me either, Andrew...Unfortunately it is a way of life here. I see what you mean about the marks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Nov 2016, 09:12
Has the quality of a watercolour. Much better to shoot with a camera, glad I wasn't an elk!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Mike, I agree!
Are mule deer hunted as well? The ears will always give these a quick ID.
Frank L Croston.: I'm not sure, Mary, I'll ask the boss...smile
How fortunate they had the wrong licences, why on earth does anybody want to hunt animals like this anyway.
Frank L Croston.: I don't get it, Brian, I can understand the being outdoors and all that goes with it, but not the end bit. I know a few people who hunt, and they are the nicest people, the attraction, unless its for food, eludes me.
It's like a painting by one of the early US artists!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Tom, much appreciated.
very well composed Frank, and i am pleased it ended on a happy note. i hope they did not rush to get deer permits too.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Ayush, so were we, I don't think it works like that, there are only a limited amount of permits granted so Elizabeth tells me.

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