Last year we posted about a large whitetail buck on the grounds of Minikahda, well this year is no different. Only a few days after putting up our bird feeders we have visitors. Today at about 11am this whitetail buck decided to literally knock over two of the bird feeders so that he could fill his belly with our wild bird seed. Not the intent of our bird feeders, but exciting to see none the less. One of the reasons you see deer this time of year is that it is rutting season, when mating takes place. The rut typically lasts for about three weeks, ending sometime around Thanksgiving in most of Minnesota. Recently we have seen as many as six does running around the golf course, the exact reason why we have now seen the bucks. Below is a couple pictures of the buck seen today.