Bucks will sniff its a way to identify other deer. As for the spar session was most likely a play thing. Did you notice if they was just going at it lightly or a death bought? Rut aint till last Oct early Nov here and thats depending on the weather. Seeing only yearling bucks with does riht now. All seem to be in batchalor groups still.
Not to much funnier thing to watch than 2 young bucks furring up and sparring. Funny as hell. Even funnier when the Big ole Omega Doe starts whompin on the lil bucks chasing them out. Watching the confused, bewildered look on that lil bucks face when she hoof whacks that lil rump!!!
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...