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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by gspn, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. gspn

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    A few years ago I was hunting a food plot on an early winter morning. There was a set of woods at my back that had a long finger that stuck out and separated my field from the next one. That finger often times served as a funnel that would allow deer to walk along and look at both fields before deciding which one they wanted to hit before moving off the far end into a bedding area.

    Around 0830 I heard the tell tale sign of movement in the woods. Not long after, a pair of doe popped out about halfway down the funnel on my left. I watched as they soaked up the morning rays and meandered about eating their breakfast. After perhaps 20 minutes they moved off the far side of the field into a thick bedding area.

    Maybe 30 minutes after that, a buck popped out of the funnel from roughly the same area. It was a nice six point, nothing I was interested in shooting, but fun to watch. He'd been eating and milling about for maybe 5 minutes, when the smaller doe from earlier came bombing out of the thicket at the far end of the field. She ran right over to him (maybe 125 yards), turned, walked a few steps up wind, and raised her tail so he could get a good long whiff.

    He stared at her for a moment, and then went right back to eating. :D No matter what she tried, she could not get his interest. That was the first and only time I've seen a doe try to initiate the mating ritual, and she was shot down. Who knows, maybe he was still recovering from a long night of chasing tail. :D
     
  2. Armored farmer

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    Perhaps that buck prefers the company of other bucks?o_O
     
  3. buck460XVR

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    ......or could be there was a more dominate buck close by.
     
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  4. Fine Figure of a Man

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  5. Shanghai McCoy

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    Who's Ed..? o_O
     
  6. Patocazador

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    Sell him some Viagra.
     
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  7. Fine Figure of a Man

    Fine Figure of a Man Member

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    Virile He Men like yourself don’t need to know.
     
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  8. Kingcreek

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    Maybe he self identifies as a doe.
     
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  9. Mn Fats

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    Double.
     
  11. Loyalist Dave

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    Maybe the poor guy was thinking, "What? AGAIN? " We are assuming she was trying to coax him for the first time that morning.....

    LD
     
  12. sage5907

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    Maybe she was his mother or sister. When a doe is in heat they ring their tail in a distinct manner to show a buck that they are in heat. It's almost like the tail is held straight back and it goes in a circle in several quick motions. If a doe wags her tail with the tail down it just means everything is OK. If a doe just holds their tail up she may be taking a poop. When a buck walks into a group of doe it doesn't take him very long to figure out which one is in heat. I like to watch deer especially to see the doe in heat sign and to hear a buck make the clicking sound when they are tending the doe.
     
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  13. entropy

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    Perhaps he prefers his own carresses.
     
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