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Are Our Deer Still In Rut? #8511665 01/24/22 01:21 AM
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We are noticing bucks still fighting. Lots of busted antlers. I thought the rut should have been over weeks ago.

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Does fawns are coming into estrus this time of the year.


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Yup
Some does don't take the 1st or even 2nd time they come in and you have some early fawns from last year that will come into season.
It's why we see late fawns every year


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It can also happen in areas that have a bad buck to doe ratio, does in bad shape, etc. Busted antlers can also happen when there is a lack of rain in the key rainfall months.


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"We are noticing bucks still fighting. Lots of busted antlers. I thought the rut should have been over weeks ago"

Usins too. Lots of serious activity when it gets down to the last one or ones. I think ours is pretty much completely over for the mature does. Every buck is broken up with most missing a beam.

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It is over when the bucks lose their antlers as their testosterone level drops.


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
It is over when the bucks lose their antlers as their testosterone level drops.


yes, like an old man going bald.

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It is over when the bucks lose their antlers as their testosterone level drops.


yes, like an old man going bald.

What about young men going bald?


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I have been getting alot of fighting pictures as well, Always do this time of year. I more or less just assumed it was due to the bucks just now grouping back up. Never really thought of it as still rutting.

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I’m still seeing bucks aggressively approaching does and does running away when bucks approach. Bachelor groups are starting to forming but sparing matches are still common. Some good bucks that had a full set of antlers through the extended season now have newly broken antlers.


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Lots of fighting still in Erath

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Lots of fighting still in Erath

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Fighting or sparing? That looks more like sparing in that one pic.


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We saw very few does at the feeder this year because as soon as one would show up she would have 5 or 6 bucks chasing her.

We watched deer fight from opening weekend through mid January.

Have seen as many as 13 bucks at a feeder at once and only 2 does that were quickly run off. In an area that was nearly wiped out with anthrax, so hoping the does are just staying away from the feeders. We are seeing really good numbers of 1.5 to 3.5 year old bucks. You would think there is a doe somewhere for every 1.5 year old buck you see.

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I watch them fight each other in my front yard regardless of rut. As long as they have antlers they do it.

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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Does fawns are coming into estrus this time of the year.

Yep. This morning I watched 5 antlered bucks chasing doe fawns. At one point two of the mature bucks threw down and started trying to hurt each other. 14 deer at one time under my feeder. A new record.


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I thought I was crazy- I went and checked feeders this am and a buck was chasing a doe all over the place. It was like it was late November. The buck paid absolutely no attention to me.

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Can't say I've seen a 3 way before like this

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It’s not whitetail, but I saw lots of blackbuck and other antelope species rutting this weekend. Chasing and “delivery”. But the whitetail were pretty bunched up with bucks and doe and did not see anything in terms of rut

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Yep, i watched a 2 or so year old 4 point chase 2 different yearling does around this past sunday morning with his lipped curled. (coryell county)

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Mine are still sparing a bit....maybe helps them get the antlers off....by the way. Kroll says that cottonseed is bad for deer in his opinion...

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I hog hunting on 2-11-2022 from 7am till 9am. I didn't see any hogs but had two 8 points fighting in the woods for around 15 minutes. Several bucks chase yearlings. It was an enjoyable morning. I ended up seeing 22 doe's and 10 bucks in that little time. Freestone county

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Had a report of six bucks chasing a doe yesterday. One hunter came in with our last doe and, let’s just say, she was bred well.

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Had a report of six bucks chasing a doe yesterday. One hunter came in with our last doe and, let’s just say, she was bred well.

Twins?



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Saw a really nice buck with a doe this evening.

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