yes they are
ive seen on tv when bucks fight
if you look at the one on the right look at its back legs see how far back they are that deer is pushing against something he is using his back legs for push
also see how wide its legs are apart if it was jst feeding than they wiouldnt be that spread apart
id say you have to pretty pissed off young men here
I think the interesting take on this one is how late in the season their still fighting and at 1am in the morning? Guessing you live in the south where the rut is just starting, also guessing you might be ina slightly pressured area since these guys are nocturnal?
I live in Central Alabama. There is not a whole lot of land. It is not too heavily pressured. I guess though we have made them nocturnal. We may have to change our patterns as well. I have not cam footage of day time deer movement. I don't know what is going on. This land I use to only have pics of does. hardly any bucks. The buck pictures have exploded this year. Hoping I can find the bedroom ( which I think I found about 100 yds from where this pic was taken) and take them in the day time