- Mar 4, 2015
- NJ Down the shore
Awesome buck. But darn I want to see that video
The dark part on the antler is left overs from velvet. Not sure why he didn’t have it more polished upNice buck! Any idea why his right antler has the black/charred look to it? Rubbing on a burnt tree trunk?
Hope you can load the video, that would be cool to see.
I had the same thing happen in South Texas several years ago. My dead 10 point was gored countless times by a lesser 8 point until he was completely exhausted. I had it on video and no one could figure it out.View attachment 158895 View attachment 158896 Hiked about 9 miles into a foot traffic only area I was unfamiliar with. Found this brute. Shot him at 620yds with a 143eldx from my 6.5cm. It was a low cloud day with 8” of fresh snow the night before and still lightly snowing periodically. He dropped instantly then sat back after 30-45seconds on his fronts and I shot him again in the neck, dropping him flat.
Then the oddest thing happened.
The smaller buck that had peacefully been trailing him ran over and started goring him. I actually videoed it. He rooted and gored my deer, pushing him about 30 yards through the snow. He didn’t look at me until I was 40 yards away, heading towards him. I think with the type of day it was, he never even heard the shot and when the deer dropped he saw his chance to get him. It was bizarre. View attachment 158897 View attachment 158898
Yeah they can be pretty aggressive. A couple years ago I saw antelope chasing another, both were so exhausted they could hardly run, I could’ve outran them they were that slow, but the one would slow down with his tongue hanging out and the one chasing would ram up a horn up his you know what. LolI had the same thing happen in South Texas several years ago. My dead 10 point was gored countless times by a lesser 8 point until he was completely exhausted. I had it on video and no one could figure it out.