This 2 year old whitetail buck had just lost his velvet from his antlers. There are still a few red spots on the antlers where the blood has not dried brown yet. Also his red summer hair is gone and his winter brown fur is starting to grow.
The other bucks I saw this morning still had their velvet. Many of the deer are in the middle of shedding their redder summer coats.
Sept 1 This guy paused for a grape leaf while scraping off his velvet in the vines and near by bushes.