Well let me start this off by saying I used my only 13" buck tag already so spare me the grief I got in the blind just after 4:20 and ran deer off that were on left over corn from this morning. Had my camera set up like I always do. Deer started to filter back in after about 15 minutes. Had some bucks showing up and one of the mature 8's that was here all year in my TC pics was moving in behind the feed pen. I looked up and he was bristling up off to my right. I knew it was a buck by his posture. But I was not expecting what stepped out into the opening. No tag left but had a CF card in the camera so it was time for pics.
He surveyed the surroundings and decided it was election time.
He walked toward the other mature 8. When I saw this posture and licking of his lips I knew what was about to go down.
I turned the camera to auto setting and ran the ISO up for pics that were going to have motion in them. They did.
They were very evenly match body size and in strength. It was a stand off with not one give an inch either way.
They got behind the feed pen and lost focus off and on due to it. I was shooting frames as fast as my camera would let me but still had to stop and wait for it to process images.
One last pic of him. He tortured me till way after dark till I could not see anymore. I finally had to get out hoping he was gone.
Editing to add a better pic of the buck he got into the fight with. He came back in after about 30 minutes but wanted no part of the bigger 8. I was shocked that he lost the fight. But the other buck got underneath him and that was it. He gave up, tucked tail and ran for his life.
Edited by stxranchman (11/14/1409:42 AM) Edit Reason: Added pic of the other buck