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#6474603 - 09/30/16 07:24 AM Bachelor Groups
The Shafer Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/31/09
Posts: 140
Loc: Longview, TX
Anyone else seeing bachelor groups starting to break up? I was hoping they'd stay together for another week but in Anderson County I don't think it's going to happen.
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#6474628 - 09/30/16 07:50 AM Re: Bachelor Groups [Re: The Shafer]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Some of the maturer bucks here started to break up the last couple of days. This cooler weather this morning will have them moving well. It was 57 here.
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#6474632 - 09/30/16 07:56 AM Re: Bachelor Groups [Re: stxranchman]
KG68 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6061
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Wife and I counted 6 mature bucks in one of the feeder pens Wednesday afternoon 10 minutes after the feeder had gone off.

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#6474753 - 09/30/16 09:04 AM Re: Bachelor Groups [Re: The Shafer]
Bobcat4119 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 76
Loc: NE Texas
My bachelor groups have split in the last week.

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#6474768 - 09/30/16 09:14 AM Re: Bachelor Groups [Re: The Shafer]
The Shafer Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/31/09
Posts: 140
Loc: Longview, TX
Ive got three different spots holding bachelor groups and there are a couple of definite shooters in these groups. I'm sure it will be as in years past that once the groups begin to break up the mature bucks disappear. bolt

But I could be wrong and blood could be spilled this weekend!
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#6474776 - 09/30/16 09:22 AM Re: Bachelor Groups [Re: The Shafer]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23393
Loc: Texas
As of last weekend most of our deer were still in velvet and grouped up.
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#6474827 - 09/30/16 10:09 AM Re: Bachelor Groups [Re: The Shafer]
Mr. T. Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 1617
Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
Mine still together in Eastland.


Edited by Mr. T. (09/30/16 10:10 AM)
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#6474861 - 09/30/16 10:36 AM Re: Bachelor Groups [Re: The Shafer]
Las Colinas Hunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 206
Loc: Nocona TX
As of 2 weeks ago, they were together. But the mature bucks were not in these groups.

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#6474863 - 09/30/16 10:38 AM Re: Bachelor Groups [Re: The Shafer]
TooLow Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 6073
Loc: Deep Ellum, TX
Saw a group still together last week at the ranch in Erath!

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#6474873 - 09/30/16 10:42 AM Re: Bachelor Groups [Re: The Shafer]
JH117 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 144
Loc: parker county
As of 3 days ago my deer here in parker county were still grouped up.

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#6475175 - 09/30/16 03:17 PM Re: Bachelor Groups [Re: The Shafer]
The Shafer Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/31/09
Posts: 140
Loc: Longview, TX
Do you guys experience when they begin to spar (not full fledge fighting) that groups begin to break up?
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#6475191 - 09/30/16 03:28 PM Re: Bachelor Groups [Re: The Shafer]
crice8 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/02/15
Posts: 35
Loc: Tyler,TX
Originally Posted By: The Shafer
Do you guys experience when they begin to spar (not full fledge fighting) that groups begin to break up?

I wish. The most sparing I see here in east Texas is little yearlings play fighting with one another. I noticed you are located in Longview. I live in Tyler but hunt near Rockwall. The doe to buck ratio there is so high 15 to 1 that even in the rut there is hardly any tension among bucks.

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