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Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Pat Lefemine 06-Feb-24
Will tell 06-Feb-24
jjs 06-Feb-24
Medicinemann 06-Feb-24
wildwilderness 06-Feb-24
q d m 06-Feb-24
Jaquomo 06-Feb-24
fuzzy 06-Feb-24
KY EyeBow 06-Feb-24
Pat Lefemine 06-Feb-24
fuzzy 06-Feb-24
arlone 06-Feb-24
Zbone 06-Feb-24
Supernaut 06-Feb-24
midwest 06-Feb-24
Duke 06-Feb-24
buckeye 07-Feb-24
Junior 07-Feb-24
Philbow 07-Feb-24
Vonfoust 07-Feb-24
thundergut 07-Feb-24
fuzzy 08-Feb-24
Vonfoust 08-Feb-24
Pat Lefemine 08-Feb-24
fuzzy 08-Feb-24
fuzzy 09-Feb-24
Vonfoust 12-Feb-24
Tradman & Huntress 13-Feb-24
Zbone 13-Feb-24
craigmcalvey 13-Feb-24
Pat Lefemine 13-Feb-24
Thornton 13-Feb-24
Mint 13-Feb-24
Jeff Durnell 13-Feb-24
4nolz@work 13-Feb-24
Zbone 13-Feb-24
Tradman & Huntress 13-Feb-24
Zbone 14-Feb-24
Zbone 15-Feb-24
From: Pat Lefemine
06-Feb-24

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Ohio Shed buck getting his freak on February 6th? That’s a new one!

From: Will tell
06-Feb-24
Guess you don’t need horns to get horny

From: jjs
06-Feb-24
Got an itch you got to scratch it.

From: Medicinemann
06-Feb-24
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.

06-Feb-24
Better late than never to breed that doe, will be a spotted fawn during the season

From: q d m
06-Feb-24
We have had spotted fawns on Nov. 10 here in Wis.

From: Jaquomo
06-Feb-24
Practicing for next year..

From: fuzzy
06-Feb-24
Jacqomo that's what I'm doing;)

From: KY EyeBow
06-Feb-24
Looks like he followed the last Blood trail challenge!!!!

From: Pat Lefemine
06-Feb-24
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.

From: fuzzy
06-Feb-24
I've got a lifetime supply with my looks, charm and at my age Pat. lol

From: arlone
06-Feb-24
Looks consensual! Nice that God designed him to not have all hardened bones fall off.

From: Zbone
06-Feb-24
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...

From: Supernaut
06-Feb-24
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.

From: midwest
06-Feb-24
Some great lines in this thread...lol. Dying!

From: Duke
06-Feb-24
DILF!

From: buckeye
07-Feb-24
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.

From: Junior
07-Feb-24
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.

From: Philbow
07-Feb-24
He identifies as "antlered".

From: Vonfoust
07-Feb-24
Why does this remind me of the Walmart couple where he's all of 90# and she's a bit over 3 bills?

From: thundergut
07-Feb-24
He's just gettin the poison out.

From: fuzzy
08-Feb-24
Actually reminds me of my "first love"

From: Vonfoust
08-Feb-24
"Actually reminds me of my "first love" "

The buck or the doe?

From: Pat Lefemine
08-Feb-24
You walked into that one Mr. Blue Chews! LOL!

From: fuzzy
08-Feb-24
Lmao!

From: fuzzy
09-Feb-24
She was a mature doe....eyed beauty. A vision to beer-hold.

From: Vonfoust
12-Feb-24
LOL!

13-Feb-24
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

From: Zbone
13-Feb-24
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...

From: craigmcalvey
13-Feb-24
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

From: Pat Lefemine
13-Feb-24

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
I don’t think we have too many does here.

From: Thornton
13-Feb-24
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.

From: Mint
13-Feb-24

Mint's embedded Photo
Mint's embedded Photo
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.

From: Jeff Durnell
13-Feb-24
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.

From: 4nolz@work
13-Feb-24
I'd be worried she aborted and came back in heat and why

From: Zbone
13-Feb-24
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^)

13-Feb-24
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.

From: Zbone
14-Feb-24

Zbone's embedded Photo
Zbone's embedded Photo
Zbone's embedded Photo
Zbone's embedded Photo
This guy is still at it, he moved a bedded doe to scent check her then worked an overhanging branch...

From: Zbone
15-Feb-24
So much for loss of testosterone causing antler shedding...

Will flag this thread for the future...

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