Two handsome bucks visit a field of clover and pose for a trail camera photo. Credit: Courtesy of Rocky Smart

Some of us — like me — spend our lives waiting to cross paths with a huge buck. Others — like the man who sent in today’s trail camera photo — live near dozens of huge deer, and have the pics to prove it.

Rocky Smart lives in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and he has sent us several great shots, including one that showed four deer joining two raccoons for a breakfast.

Today’s shot isn’t quite so whimsical, but it’s equally impressive. Smart’s photo shows two bucks sporting massive antlers. And they’re among several huge deer that regularly stop by for a meal.

“This is my backyard,” Smart said. “I have bigger buck pictures. They always come around, eating clover. The raccoons are always there, too, just foraging, [as is] a large bobcat.”

Smart said he sometimes puts out a bit of corn, but that tends to attract crows, so he doesn’t do that very often.

Thanks for the great photos, Rocky! There’s six months left until firearms deer season here in Maine, but these photos will help all us deer hunters dreaming of great times to come.

Do you have a trail camera photo or video to share? Send it to and tell us “I consent to the BDN using my photo.” In order to prevent neighbors from stopping by to try to tag particularly large bucks, moose or bears, some identities and towns of origin may be omitted. If you are unable to view the photo or video mentioned in this story, go to

John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. He spent 28 years working for the BDN, including 19 years as the paper's outdoors columnist or outdoors editor. While...