BLOOD FIGHT, PART 3

BLOOD FIGHT, PART 3

Both bucks paused and rested for over a minute. Then they eyeballed and stared at each other. The first to make a move was the 8-point, he raised up on his hind lege and thrust himself forward and somehow caught the forky by his antlers.

Blood Fight, Part 2

Blood Fight, Part 2

The two bucks shoved hard on their opponents antlers. For a young buck with a narrow forky rack, the younger buck was very aggressive and turned out to be stout. The 8-point outweighs him but still had to work at it to keep the pressure up on the forky.

Blood Fight, Part 1

Blood Fight, Part 1

Late last week I witnessed a buck confrontation that, at least for me, had unintended consequences. It in not uncommon to see two bucks that are still in velvet  lock horns and shove each other around. It had a normal enough beginning.

September Bucks: Some Got It, Some Don’t

September Bucks: Some Got It, Some Don’t

In September Nearly All Bucks Lose Their Velvet. It Does Not Happen All On The Same Day. Mother Nature Uses The “Trickle Method.”   Below is one of the “hanger on’s”.  A Buck that still has velvet on its antlers.  This is the buck I labeled ‘Double Finger’ back in July. You can see those finger […]

BIG EATS!

BIG EATS!

How Long Will It Take From Protein Set Up To Meal Time? Well, it depends. First, the deer have to find it. I has to be easy to get to the protein pellets. And 3rd, a big one, they have to like it.

BUCK VISITORS

BUCK VISITORS

Deer are passing through here early, when it’s still too dark to see anything except a horizontal shaped objects. And daylight comes in at a crawl and you can’t tell if any of those shapes are bucks or not, even with the binoculars.

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