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What's going on?

Old 09-25-2002, 08:54 AM
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Default What's going on?

Last night I saw a group of deer near my stand. The closest one was 45-50 yards, so I passed on the shot, just too far for me. My question is, there was three does and a small buck, either a spike or a forkhorn. They seemed to be chasing each other, and once the buck jumped on the back of a doe. I have seen lambs and cows do this, but never deer. What the heck where they doing?

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Old 09-25-2002, 11:52 AM
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They are probably just playing. The small buck may be going through some type of puberty sexual interest. If you have a doe season, shoot the buck's mama before she has time to run him out of the country and in a few years you will have a wall hanger. Otherwise it has been proven that 87% of buck fawns disperse miles away.

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Old 09-25-2002, 12:28 PM
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I think the deer were "messing around." The younger buck was probably trying to do the hibbity dibbity with the big mama. I saw a button buck try to um...a doe in front of my house sometime last year, but the doe reared up and kicked him. It was a site. lol

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Old 09-25-2002, 04:47 PM
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The buck was just playing, same thing happens to guys when they are teenagers.

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Old 09-26-2002, 01:00 PM
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I saw a button buck try that with his mother last year--he needed a stepladder though! I've also seen does try that with other does when the rut was really kicking in!
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