Are these deer fighting?

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Are these deer fighting?

Postby auman » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:34 pm

The pic isn't too close but it looks like it.

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RE: Are these deer fighting?

Postby paulie » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:30 pm

The pic isnt too clear either! It does kinda look as though they are engaged in battle, buit its really hard to say!

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RE: Are these deer fighting?

Postby paulie » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:31 pm

If you 'downsize' the screen to 50%, its a little easier to see. And yes, it does look like there fighting.

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RE: Are these deer fighting?

Postby dxthunter57 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:11 am

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

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RE: Are these deer fighting?

Postby vipertech » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:00 am

The one on the left clearly has a bad itch on his back that he can't reach.  He's asking his buddy to scratch it for him.  Quite common in the deer world.  [:D][:D]

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RE: Are these deer fighting?

Postby DeanoZ » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:11 am

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?

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RE: Are these deer fighting?

Postby shaman » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:11 am

Yep, they're fighting.  That is not a gentle sparring match either.
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RE: Are these deer fighting?

Postby auman » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:04 am

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

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RE: Are these deer fighting?

Postby DeerCamp » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:29 am

Its tough to say, the pic isnt so great itself. But it does look like they could be fightting or just sparing.
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RE: Are these deer fighting?

Postby trophyhunter1980 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:39 am

I am gonna say yes.
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