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#5521952 - 01/05/15 05:07 PM Bucks Fighting
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3833
Loc: Conroe, TX
Last trail cam pics (12/29/14 - 01/04/15) showed multiple bucks fighting and very rutted up ground as I've never seen before. Seen 3 bucks (young bucks never seen before) with a broken tine on each and a "regular to the area" 12 point now with 3 broken tines. Any thoughts on the late season fighting? 2nd rut? Competetion for food? Just recently removed a spin feeder because of ZERO daylight activity and I'm now hand throwing a 50lb bag of corn once a week to a new area with unbelievable results (724 pictures in 6 days). This is 700 acres of thick East Texas woods with low to moderate pressure. The daytime activity and overall numbers of deer with the hand spread corn are a complete 180 from the previous 4 years of hunting.
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#5522056 - 01/05/15 05:55 PM Re: Bucks Fighting [Re: titan2232]
stxranchman Offline
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I have seen a lot of sparing around my feeders and food plots with the bucks starting to group back up after the rut. Cold weather and rain last week had them really move around me last week on corn/protein also.
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#5522144 - 01/05/15 06:43 PM Re: Bucks Fighting [Re: titan2232]
wtjim Offline
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Bucks on my place have been fighting hard since late October...

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#5522192 - 01/05/15 07:05 PM Re: Bucks Fighting [Re: titan2232]
LoonMan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/04
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Loc: N. Fort Worth, Watauga
I've found hand thrown corn out producing my feeder for activity as well.

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#5522237 - 01/05/15 07:31 PM Re: Bucks Fighting [Re: titan2232]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Hunt in Cass County, live in T...
The bucks in Bosque county really started fighting in mid December.
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#5523986 - 01/06/15 04:20 PM Re: Bucks Fighting [Re: titan2232]
friocountyhunts Offline
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Registered: 12/01/14
Posts: 544
Loc: Frio Town, Texas
This year has been odd as there has not been much fighting. Plenty of bowing up but not much actually horn on horn fights. The weather has been cold, hot, cold, and hot. I am sure this is throwing them off.

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#5524156 - 01/06/15 05:55 PM Re: Bucks Fighting [Re: titan2232]
Mr. T. Offline
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Look at the scars on this big brute and the holes in the neck of the younger one. All in December in central texas.

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#5524198 - 01/06/15 06:20 PM Re: Bucks Fighting [Re: titan2232]
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Registered: 12/29/14
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Loc: Conroe, TX
Those boys are banged up for sure. Guess these East Texas bucks arent too bad off other than a half dozen with broken tines.
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#5528712 - 01/08/15 05:42 PM Re: Bucks Fighting [Re: LoonMan]
titan2232 Offline
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Loc: Conroe, TX
Originally Posted By: LoonMan
I've found hand thrown corn out producing my feeder for activity as well.


I've read guys on here stringing a feeder up high in a tree so it doesnt spook the deer and it has me curious. How quiet would a feeder be if you cut the tabs off the spinner plate and wrapped the plate with a electrical tape? Would the corn just keep falling from the feeder without the tabs?
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