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Mule Deer Bucks Fighting #6032924 11/16/15 08:48 PM
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I started hunting on this lease near Ozona last year. I started seeing smaller Mule Deer and Whitetail bucks around Thanksgiving. The rut really kicked off about 2 weeks after Thanksgiving. So, when I had 3 smaller (9 point, 8 point and 5 point) Mule Deer bucks show up this opening weekend I really didn't think much of it. On Monday the 9th, the 8 and 5 points showed up. When they saw each other they laid their ears back and started walking toward each other. The 5 walked up into the brush and I could hear him hooking a tree. The 8 went into the brush also. I grabbed the new point and shoot camera that I just bought but I thought they were going to fight up in the brush. Then they walked out and I got it all on video. It was very loud and violent. The 5 whipped the 8point, then followed him around all morning but the 8 didn't want anything to do with him.

The next morning all 3 were back out and the 9 and 5 were sparring. About 30 mins went by and I looked up and they were locked up. I thought it was the 9 and the 5, but it turned out it was the 5 and 8 again. This time they fought for quite a bit longer. It wasn't nearly as violent this time.

This is the first time I've ever seen this in person and it was awesome. I combined the 2 fights into 1 video and posted on youtube.

Please enjoy...I did!!!

https://youtu.be/LIrdo4AaI68

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thanks for sharing......

Re: Mule Deer Bucks Fighting [Re: TheDman62] #6033533 11/17/15 01:22 AM
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cheers Mule Deer bucks can really get into some serious fighting.


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What an awesome video, thanks for sharing! I bet it was insane to watch live!


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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers Mule Deer bucks can really get into some serious fighting.


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Re: Mule Deer Bucks Fighting [Re: TheDman62] #6034403 11/17/15 02:25 PM
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Great camera work! Thank you for sharing that.


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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers Mule Deer bucks can really get into some serious fighting.


I can't imagine what the big boys would be like

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What an awesome video, thanks for sharing! I bet it was insane to watch live!



I felt honored to be able to watch. It was very loud in person. I was pumped for hours afterward lol

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Great camera work! Thank you for sharing that.


Thanks for saying that. It was a little shaky in the beginning. Right before they fought the first time and they were circling, it looked like they were going to walk back into the brush and I wasn't going to get it but it worked out.

Re: Mule Deer Bucks Fighting [Re: TheDman62] #6034510 11/17/15 03:16 PM
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saw a nice 4x4 and a decent sized 8 get into one afternoon up around childress. It was violent, they were pushing each other through cedar and mesquite brush like it wasn't even there. Like you said, very loud and intense. Ended up shooting the 8 the very next morning.

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Good video btw

Re: Mule Deer Bucks Fighting [Re: TheDman62] #6034793 11/17/15 05:09 PM
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Great post. Enjoyed that tremendously!

Re: Mule Deer Bucks Fighting [Re: TheDman62] #6034901 11/17/15 06:08 PM
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I saw the same thing out of 3 mule deer bucks Saturday morning. The ones I was watching were not quite as aggressive, but they were getting after it. I was in the northern part of Crockett County.


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I always heard WT's were to aggresive for Mule deer, but I saw a muley put the smack on a WT couple a years ago, thought he was gonna kill him. Great video!


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Very cool video. Nice job and thanks for posting.


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that was a cool video


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Originally Posted By: Jkd106
I always heard WT's were to aggresive for Mule deer, but I saw a muley put the smack on a WT couple a years ago, thought he was gonna kill him. Great video!


Great video, thanks for sharing it. up

I've witnessed the same thing with MD bucks going after whitetail. That's why I call bs on the theory that whitetails are more aggressive to MD and are a threat to run them out of there home range. I've hunted 8 years in WT/MD country and I've seen our MD population grow, not shrink. I've actually read a post on here from someone who has mostly MD that said they shoot WT bucks no matter the age as soon as they see them to "protect" the MD herd. That is ridiculous IMO.


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Wow.... Great video

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