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I thought bucks arent supposed to get along this time of yr?

retrieved my latest batch of trail cam pics.....

I have dozens of pics of several different bucks, just hang'n around.

camera is over a food source (apple tree)

i have a few pics of them sniffing each other....otherwise they are just minding their own business.....

in one pic i have 3 bucks. ....two smaller and one bigger.

I thought they were supposed to hate each other this time of year??

do they give that up once the first rut is done?

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I thought bucks arent supposed to get along this time of yr?

neener!

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I thought bucks arent supposed to get along this time of yr?

Depend mostly on the number of does in the area. Enough to go around, why fight, save your energy

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Re: I thought bucks arent supposed to get along this time of
jeep4x4greg wrote:
retrieved my latest batch of trail cam pics.....

I have dozens of pics of several different bucks, just hang'n around.

camera is over a food source (apple tree)

i have a few pics of them sniffing each other....otherwise they are just minding their own business.....

in one pic i have 3 bucks. ....two smaller and one bigger.

I thought they were supposed to hate each other this time of year??

do they give that up once the first rut is done?

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Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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I thought bucks arent supposed to get along this time of yr?

Is the date set right on your trailcam? If so, the rut probably hadn't started yet. I saw bucks together up until mid November this year, and didn't see any family groups with bucks actively tending does until the 22nd. Mind you, I haven't been getting out every day, but 3 or 4 times a week anyway. I know it's unusual and I don't have a great answer, but chances are there's a combination of factors making it happen. Since the length of the days is what triggers the rut you'd think it would be automatic so maybe a seasonal food source is keeping does away from the main feeding and bedding areas? Where I hunt there are market gardens nearby and the piles of culled vegetables and greens probably keep some away until we get snow.

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Location: new brunswick
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I thought bucks arent supposed to get along this time of yr?
buzzbomb wrote:
Is the date set right on your trailcam? If so, the rut probably hadn't started yet. I saw bucks together up until mid November this year, and didn't see any family groups with bucks actively tending does until the 22nd. Mind you, I haven't been getting out every day, but 3 or 4 times a week anyway. I know it's unusual and I don't have a great answer, but chances are there's a combination of factors making it happen. Since the length of the days is what triggers the rut you'd think it would be automatic so maybe a seasonal food source is keeping does away from the main feeding and bedding areas? Where I hunt there are market gardens nearby and the piles of culled vegetables and greens probably keep some away until we get snow.

...yes the date is correct .

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I thought bucks arent supposed to get along this time of yr?

Rut's probably over in that area. One thing I noticed this year is the wide range of rut dates - no real "pattern" for it from a grand perspective

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Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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I thought bucks arent supposed to get along this time of yr?

Over the past week I've seen bucks alone,does alone, bucks actively tending does, does and fawns by themselves, and a herd of 8 consisting of 3 bucks and 5 does. In my opinion the rut started late here, went for about 2 weeks and is winding down now. A load of fresh snow got them moving between the feeding and bedding areas they usually go to, and the season ended yesterday. The does that are too small to have gone into heat this time around may go into heat in January and get bred then; that's why we see those little buggers with spots still on them in July and August. It's a real pain because a lot of them get caught in haying equipment when the first alfalfa comes off.

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