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#6993249 - 12/12/17 10:55 AM Deer Behavior
BradleyMcCaw Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/10/16
Posts: 46
Last night while sitting in the blind I had a spike appear well before the feeder release time. However for the two minutes this spike was out he was shaking his whole body non stop tail pointed straight back. His shakes were more like a dog shake not trembles, but he did tremble at times. It eventually got the the point where he spooked himself off. Has anyone seen this before, is this a sickness, or did he just have something on him

#6993305 - 12/12/17 11:24 AM Re: Deer Behavior [Re: BradleyMcCaw]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 401
Loc: Texas
Smokey Bear---Lone Star State.

#6993402 - 12/12/17 12:34 PM Re: Deer Behavior [Re: BradleyMcCaw]
Hunter Daddy Offline

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 185
I would assume he had flies, gnats, mosquitoes or something else. OR .... He kept moving so that you would not be able to get the crosshairs on him!

#6994759 - 12/13/17 11:03 AM Re: Deer Behavior [Re: BradleyMcCaw]
Jimbo Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 4837
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
Fire ants! I've seen where they would do as you describe and run in circles bucking like a bronc.

#6994853 - 12/13/17 12:27 PM Re: Deer Behavior [Re: BradleyMcCaw]
cullbuck Offline

Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 195
Probably crab lice attained during the rut.

#6994886 - 12/13/17 01:03 PM Re: Deer Behavior [Re: cullbuck]
BassBuster1 Offline

Registered: 10/09/06
Posts: 182
Loc: Denton
Originally Posted By: cullbuck
Probably crab lice attained during the rut.


#6994890 - 12/13/17 01:10 PM Re: Deer Behavior [Re: cullbuck]
TiggerV Offline

Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 173

#6994914 - 12/13/17 01:35 PM Re: Deer Behavior [Re: BradleyMcCaw]
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Posts: 23358
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I’ve seen a spike do this before as well as a few other bucks. I assumed it was horse flies or some other parasite type that was biting it.
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#6995001 - 12/13/17 02:38 PM Re: Deer Behavior [Re: BradleyMcCaw]
agsellers04 Offline

Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 868
Loc: Burleson, Texas
I have seen them act that way after they got their [censored] kicked by a bigger buck.

#6995073 - 12/13/17 03:36 PM Re: Deer Behavior [Re: BradleyMcCaw]
djs303 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 333
Loc: Jackson County
I have seen a doe act like that because of an infestation of ticks on her. I thought she was crazy until I checked game cam and found a close up showing a bunch of ticks on her ears and body. Odd thing was no other deer were infested like she was.


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