Here is a picture of Mike and him in December 2010 and was a small 10 pointer. He put his camera on a tripod to take this picture. You can see how close they were then.
Mike Persichini, who is my Facebook friend, has been photographing this awesome buck for the last 3 years now. He first came across him one winter when he was laying in the snow very sick. He gave the buck some water from a water bottle and went and got some corn and apples and fed him. He lived and never forgotten him. He said, when he sees me, he meets him in the woods and will come to him. Since this has been going on for the last 3 years he hopes he will have more time with him.
Mike said that this is not his land, but a 100 acres in the city with no hunting and bigger deer have been poached there. Two of the bigger ones that he has been photographing, have vanished and was close to them also.
Mike has posted a lot of pictures of this buck using his Cannon 60D and was going to stop, but can’t help himself. As you can see the lighting and the colors were just right on this particular November morning below. He said the snow will soon come to his hometown of Troy, Michigan and trying to get in as many shots as he can. Mike also has deer, ducks, squirrels, etc., that he feeds in his own backyard.
Mike feeding his addiction on a November morning recently. Found him resting in the timbers!
In this picture he was only 8 feet in front of him.
He comes running when he sees him.
He told the does to go get the big boys and he would give them some corn!!!
You need to go over to Mike's Facebook and look at all the fantastic pictures he has taken, not only of this one buck, but of other bucks and does. Joan Persichini, a relative, said they are going to start calling him the DEER WHISPERER!