When Craig Kuberski of St. Paul, Minn. heard a crashing sound in his urban backyard last week, he was surprised to find a pair of mature, rutting whitetail bucks sparring, antlers locked and testosterone peaking. Viewers be patient, as Kuberski masters his camera’s focus in Part 2. Hat tip to Pioneer Press outdoors editor Chris Niskanen.
Jeff Landrock says he isn’t sure how much damage was caused when a 4-point buck crashed through a window and into his New Hampshire recording studio, where it stayed for at least 20 minutes, knocking over equipment and furniture. “It could’ve been much worse,” he said. “It could’ve been antlers through the speakers.” Foster’s Daily Democrat.
A bird watcher and photographer who inched as close as 8 feet to a bedded mule deer buck near McNary Dam on the Oregon side of the Columbia River on Thursday learned a painful lesson about wildlife comfort zones. The buck leapt up, charged Neal Hinds, and gored him in the leg, landing him on his back–and in the local hospital. Tri-City Herald.