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Never saw this before…WTH?
Ohio Shed buck getting his freak on February 6th? That’s a new one!
Guess you don’t need horns to get horny
Got an itch you got to scratch it.
If the doe was experiencing a second,third, or quaternary estrus cycle, I'd bet that he'd be ready to go. She's probably the trigger, not the rut.
Better late than never to breed that doe, will be a spotted fawn during the season
We have had spotted fawns on Nov. 10 here in Wis.
Practicing for next year..
Jacqomo that's what I'm doing;)
Looks like he followed the last Blood trail challenge!!!!
Hope you have a case of blue chews Fuzzy.
Jake? quaternary estrus cycle? You’ve been watching too much General Hospital in your advancing years.
I've got a lifetime supply with my looks, charm and at my age Pat. lol
Looks consensual! Nice that God designed him to not have all hardened bones fall off.
I knew it... Proves right there they will still breed after shedding antlers just wasn't ever able to get it on film like that... Cool photo, thanks for sharing...
She looks a good bit "larger" than him. I see the time stamp is 2:28am. This scenario has played out a lot over the years around this time of night.
Oatmeal is better than no meal and Any port in a storm are two phrases that come to mind.
It's all fun until the sun comes up.
Some great lines in this thread...lol. Dying!
What's perplexing is she's a mature animal, I'd expect to see a yearling possibly get bred late due to not coming into estrus "on time" . I wonder if she herself was a product of a late bred doe. Interesting, I once saw a set of twins during Ohio's gun season (1st week of December) still very much in spots,and very small.. I always wondered if they made it through the winter. No mom around as far as I could tell.
We have an old doe here in the back yard that won't let a deer near a corn pile until she is done eating. She would never let this happen as they are all terrified of her. She creates all sorts of craziness from the rest of the herd. Especially once she's done eating. I guess its a dominance thing similar to male dogs humping each other.
He identifies as "antlered".
Why does this remind me of the Walmart couple where he's all of 90# and she's a bit over 3 bills?
He's just gettin the poison out.
Actually reminds me of my "first love"
"Actually reminds me of my "first love" "
The buck or the doe?
You walked into that one Mr. Blue Chews! LOL!
She was a mature doe....eyed beauty. A vision to beer-hold.
That's often an indication that your buck/doe ratio is too high. When you have too many does, there are often many that don't get bred the first or even second time they come into heat. Whitetail are seasonally polyestrous, where they come into heat in the fall, and then will continue to cycle every 28 days until they get successfully bred. When you see mature does coming into estrous this late, she has had multiple cycles without being bred. ~C
True Tradman & Huntress, but if ya look good at that picture I'm going to go out on a limb and now think that is a shed button buck... (Button bucks do shed their buttons) Camera angle can be deceiving but regardless that buck looks smaller than the doe and if it is a button, could likely be his mother... She's probably already been bred earlier by a more mature buck, and at this time of year not receptive and that is just junior acting a little rambunctious...
There are no morals in nature and have seen it a few times before where junior gets a little frisky around momma, even during peak rut, but if she is receptive, there are usually bigger bucks around to run him off... If ya look he's not tall enough to reach her, he's just being a little rambunctious...
There's easily 3 months difference between fawn birth times in my area,,,,
I had a spotted fawn with a winter coat in front of my stand Jan 1 this year. Couldn’t have been 2 feet tall. Definitely happens with late bred does
I don’t think we have too many does here.
I've seen bucks doing rut like behavior late spring and even July. They are males after all, and I can't imagine they can turn off their hormones.
On Sunday at my archery club on Long Island right around noon a doe came running past with this buck on her heels. I yelled and stopped him to get a better look. Must have been playing in some bagged leaves before he found the doe. He ran off on her tail after stopping for 30 seconds.
I once watched a nice 8 pt buck hound doggin some does in a field and then scent check and breed a young doe on March 13th. He still had his antlers though, sun bleached white, and was seen on occasion with his antlers until April 8th that year.
I'd be worried she aborted and came back in heat and why
Cool picture mint, shanks for sharing....
Been a few discussions over the years here of late season fawn breeding and bucks still carrying their racks in April are not unheard of...
Betja Pat you're pulling in deer from miles around with your standing crops... Kinda like the "Pantry" in Maine...8^)
That photo is crazy Pat! If I didn't know better, I'd accuse you of photoshopping them all in. I'd say you must have a good handle on the coyotes.
This guy is still at it, he moved a bedded doe to scent check her then worked an overhanging branch...
So much for loss of testosterone causing antler shedding...
Will flag this thread for the future...