Friday morning and evening and Saturday morning were painfully slow. Tonight picked up a bit, a few does and a couple 2 yr olds. Then driving to town after dark I had the truck window down a bit and I heard absolutely smashing of antlers . I hit the skids and grabbed the spotlight. 20yds across the fence a pair of big bodies were clearly having a disagreement.
I've seen sparring. I've seen aggression. I've seen bucks bang heads for a bit. I'm sure a lot of you guys have seen it, but tonight was the first I ever witnessed an "I'm going to kill you" fight.
They rocked each other for another 20-30 seconds until one got the advantage and drove the other back and rolled him. Once he was down it was ground and pound. The "winner" continued to drive his antlers into the head, neck, and body of the other. I know nature can be cruel but I couldn't watch any more. I laid on the horn and that was just enough distraction for the buck on the ground to escape for the moment, with the other right on his tail.
They disappeared over the hill so I've no clue how it ended. Just sayin, maybe we're starting to run low on hot does? Hope so. Tomorrow morning could be good around here.