During our evening drive, one square mile, just before sunset, we have observed different deer behavior. Some groups seem to be always together, their herd is established and their numbers do not change. This years fawns are wary but curious, the late fawns still have their spots.
Sunday night we observed two bucks fighting it out. It was strange a herd of about eight deer were in the bean field, and at the edge of the field two bucks were left in the dust when the others ran toward the woods. Apparently the hormones were in control.
Their heads were down and they were shoving each other around and around, only concentrating on being a winner.
Most of my photos were blurry…they were moving around really fast. Finally they separated only to go back at it again.
A couple of nice bucks…we decided they would make good jerky come November. I personally will leave the gun hunting to others and continue to hunt with my camera.
It was fun to see these two in rut. From what I have read they can start to be in rut from late September to November, they fight for dominance of the herd of females. A buck only has one thing on his mind during that time…does. They certainly didn’t mind us watching the fight. It must have been a draw, they both took off together for the safety of the woods. They had to cross the road in front of us.
If you look closely there are four deer in this photo. Yes, they are headed for our place, right now the safety of the woods, the lure of the bean field and water down at the lake will keep them around for a while:(