Buck growl/roar?? (not the Primos call)

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Buck growl/roar?? (not the Primos call)

Postby Crooked Creek » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:03 am

Hello all! I don't post much but I'm always lurking and learning. I love the forum and the insight that is brought to the table. I had an experience in the woods while hunting last week that left me a bit puzzled at the time. I was sitting in my climber and about 9:30 and heard a deer blow behind me 3 times and come running from around the ridge I was near. I don't know if it was a buck or doe because it came running by so fast and into the nearby thicket. Naturally I just thought it busted me but I heard something else chasing it and making this deep growling sound but never saw what was giving chase. After talking to my hunting buddies about whether it was a hog, coyote, or something, one said that it possibly could have been a buck growling either chasing a doe or chasing away another buck. After mulling it over I am pretty certain the first deer didn't bust me. I just happened to be around to see some unusual action. I'm just curious if anyone else has experienced something similar and wanted to get your thoughts and opinions. I hunted the whole week and that pretty much was all the activity I saw but if it was indeed a buck roar/growl I heard, I call that a success because every one I ask say they've heard of if but never actually heard it in the woods. What say you fellow hunters?

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Re: Buck growl/roar?? (not the Primos call)

Postby Sam Menard » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:39 pm

Cool experience, thanks for sharing it. Definitely sounds like a frustrated buck was chasing a doe. I once heard a buck growl, it sounded like a chainsaw on brief idle. IMO, learning new things about deer behaviour can be just as exciting as the hunt itself.

Sam
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Re: Buck growl/roar?? (not the Primos call)

Postby Crooked Creek » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:22 pm

I agree Sam. It's near to actually experience firsthand all the stuff I read about in magazines.

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Re: Buck growl/roar?? (not the Primos call)

Postby Ohio farms » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:54 pm

Pretty cool. Deer are amazing animals. You never know what you will experience when you spend time in the woods.
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