Bowhunting Talk about the passion that is bowhunting. Share in the stories, pictures, tips, tactics and learn how to be a better bowhunter.

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

Old 10-12-2006, 08:49 PM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location:
Posts: 218
Default If a dominant buck is taken............

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.
TreeDreamer is offline  
Old 10-12-2006, 09:02 PM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NW Oklahoma
Posts: 1,166
Default RE: If a dominant buck is taken............

If there are does in the area, bucks will be coming after them as bucks are wont to do.
isatarak is offline  
Old 10-12-2006, 09:12 PM
  #3  
 
mobow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location:
Posts: 13,082
Default RE: If a dominant buck is taken............

I think they have a definite "pecking order," if you will.....Dominant buck is taken out, or overthrown, #2 guy gets the spot.
mobow is offline  
Old 10-14-2006, 10:05 AM
  #4  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 818
Default RE: If a dominant buck is taken............

if the dominant buck is gone another buck will replace his spot , especially during the rut
wi_buckstomper is offline  
Old 10-14-2006, 10:35 AM
  #5  
Boone & Crockett
 
Rob/PA Bowyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1998
Location: Hughesville, PA USA
Posts: 18,322
Default RE: If a dominant buck is taken............

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.
Rob/PA Bowyer is offline  
Old 10-14-2006, 10:53 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Morgan County, IL
Posts: 1,073
Default RE: If a dominant buck is taken............

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.
il coyote is offline  
Old 10-14-2006, 10:57 AM
  #7  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Western New York
Posts: 606
Default RE: If a dominant buck is taken............

that is why bucks fight they always test dominance
johnl is offline  
Old 10-14-2006, 11:19 AM
  #8  
Nontypical Buck
 
buckhunter14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: in the woods or on the water...
Posts: 4,832
Default RE: If a dominant buck is taken............

Rob put it well, in my opinion.
buckhunter14 is offline  
Old 10-14-2006, 12:35 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 568
Default RE: If a dominant buck is taken............

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.
chiefks is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
grneyemonstr
Bowhunting
0
09-24-2008 07:05 PM
GMMAT
Bowhunting
34
11-07-2007 07:10 PM
AR Bowhunter
Bowhunting
7
03-12-2007 02:42 PM
sky_guy_61
Whitetail Deer Hunting
7
11-13-2003 04:01 PM
OlMossyHorns
Bowhunting
2
11-16-2002 01:21 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: If a dominant buck is taken............


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.