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#6988103 - 12/08/17 07:43 AM Lot's of spikes this year.
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Seeing 3-4 spikes a year is not uncommon on my place but I've seen over a dozen this year and seeing the same on the big ranch. Buddy has a place nth of town and he's reporting the same thing. We've had a mild green summer with plenty of rain.
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#6988132 - 12/08/17 07:57 AM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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I was getting pics of 4 different spikes but they are not on camera any more. It's unusual to even have one spike here.....
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#6988154 - 12/08/17 08:12 AM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Maybe the survival rate from last year was higher. I've noticed a few more this year too.
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#6988178 - 12/08/17 08:22 AM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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We had a bunch last year with the same range conditions. They were yearlings born late that otherwise would be nubbing bucks.
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#6988211 - 12/08/17 08:39 AM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Always thought nubbin bucks were this years fawns.
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#6988224 - 12/08/17 08:52 AM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
Seeing 3-4 spikes a year is not uncommon on my place but I've seen over a dozen this year and seeing the same on the big ranch. Buddy has a place nth of town and he's reporting the same thing. We've had a mild green summer with plenty of rain.

Seven years ago we where in a drought, we now have a very healthy 4 and 5 year old doe herd. Older healthy does (mild winters and decent summer rains) means more twins more fawn recruitment

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#6988414 - 12/08/17 10:40 AM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
Seeing 3-4 spikes a year is not uncommon on my place but I've seen over a dozen this year and seeing the same on the big ranch. Buddy has a place nth of town and he's reporting the same thing. We've had a mild green summer with plenty of rain.

Seven years ago we where in a drought, we now have a very healthy 4 and 5 year old doe herd. Older healthy does (mild winters and decent summer rains) means more twins more fawn recruitment


Does that suggest that the weaker fawns that normally don't survive are spikes and since we have such favorable conditions is the reason they are alive?
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#6988502 - 12/08/17 11:42 AM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Did any of you look at the story about spike to bruiser that was in a thread a couple days ago?

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#6988560 - 12/08/17 12:16 PM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: Hunt Dog]
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Originally Posted By: Hunt Dog
Did any of you look at the story about spike to bruiser that was in a thread a couple days ago?


That article is about a decade old and has been posted on here about that many times.....
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#6988601 - 12/08/17 12:45 PM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Originally Posted By: Hunt Dog
Did any of you look at the story about spike to bruiser that was in a thread a couple days ago?


That article is about a decade old and has been posted on here about that many times.....



But the point is still valid.

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#6988639 - 12/08/17 01:10 PM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: Hunt Dog]
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Originally Posted By: Hunt Dog
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Originally Posted By: Hunt Dog
Did any of you look at the story about spike to bruiser that was in a thread a couple days ago?


That article is about a decade old and has been posted on here about that many times.....



But the point is still valid.


That point is 1 deer, it is no more valid than one spike staying a spike forever. And unless that deer is ear taged or marked it is questionable weather its the same deer or not anyway.


Edited by redchevy (12/08/17 01:11 PM)
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#6988647 - 12/08/17 01:14 PM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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We've had lots of spikes in the past 10 years, but we killed every one we saw. This year I've only seen two.

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#6988924 - 12/08/17 04:14 PM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Lots of young deer. Heavy dispersal this year. Lots of fawns last year.
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#6989283 - 12/08/17 09:45 PM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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I have seen more spikes than ever. Normally might see one. Think more deer in past years is why which is good. All doe have a set of twins. Course we need some rain now. Been months now since a good one.

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#6989410 - 12/09/17 03:19 AM Re: Lot's of spikes this year. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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