Whitetail deer buck marking scent during rutting season
Whitetail deer buck licks a branch, sniffing and testing for scents during the rut. Bucks will often mark their scent and also sniff to see which other bucks have their scent on the vegetation during rutting season. Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. (Poturis pensylvanica) Photo © copyright by Carl Donohue.