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If a dominant buck is taken............

Old 10-12-2006, 08:49 PM
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If a dominant buck is taken from an area,does a new one move right in? or,does every dominant buck already have overlapping territories. This is probably a stupid question, but Im still interested what everyone thinks.
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:02 PM
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If there are does in the area, bucks will be coming after them as bucks are wont to do.
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:12 PM
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I think they have a definite "pecking order," if you will.....Dominant buck is taken out, or overthrown, #2 guy gets the spot.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:05 AM
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if the dominant buck is gone another buck will replace his spot , especially during the rut
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:35 AM
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Overlapping territories and there is really never only 1 dominant buck in any given area thus the overlapping territories. If this were not the case, there would be no fights to the death not to mention knock down, drag outs that do indeed happen. One might come away dominant at any given opportunity.

And don't distinquish dominancy with antler size either, there are times when a smaller buck will dominate much larger ones.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:53 AM
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I see it more as theDB'sarea gets 'absorbed' by surrounding/overlapping bucks, and then a new pecking order is eventually established, via fighting.

I can't imagine that a completely different buck moves intoa definedarea like it were a vacant apartment with no conflict from other deer.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:57 AM
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that is why bucks fight they always test dominance
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:19 AM
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Rob put it well, in my opinion.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:35 PM
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Deer are creatures of habbit. They change thier habbits when other things change. Weather, hunting pressure, food courses, predators, water sources play a roll. Big bucks are deer and they are creatures of habit. They do things for a reason. If you take a big dominant buck from a area. Remember where you took that buck, other big bucks will move in. I've seen big deer, different deer, do the same thing every year on a piece of property I hunt. My uncle and some of his friends have a lease they hunt on in north west missouri. Every big deer they have taken that has scored over 140 has came out of the same stretch of woods. I don't know if other deer moved it, or if they let younger bucks grow up. Maybe both. Knowing that all those big deer are comeing from 1 general area on that lease says something. If you kill a big buck, remember where because sooner or later another big buck will be there.
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