Well after driving thousands upon thousands of miles on Montana’s backroads, my luck finally ran out. Yesterday just as I was heading home after a long day of photography, a whitetail deer caught me off guard near the Smith River area on a small two lane road.
I was caught totally by surprise as it lunged out in front of me and I barely had time to hit the brakes. After gathering myself and everything(including cameras!) in my car I went to look for the deer to see if it was still alive and whether or not it needed to be put down. It wasn’t on the side of the road, so I followed into the trees. After searching for a while, I saw a whitetail go bounding up over the hill. Hopefully this one was the same one I was looking for, as it looked in fairly good shape and all it may have suffered was a good bruising.
I hope my deer quota has been met and will not have to repeat for another dozen years. Fortunately both of my Canon cameras I had on the front seat survived.