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JIM M
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Shootin' Whitetails

Weird Rack

Thu, October 21, 2010

Did somebody throw the switch last night? Here are some shots of a buck with a weird rack I shot last night. Besides the big drop tine buck this buck was also out in broad daylight thrashing trees and visiting scrapes. You could hear the commotion a mile away, grunting and thrashing tree limbs around.

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Once again I think I know this buck from last year. If it’s the same buck, he was the one I nick named “half rack” last year. Damage to his antler last year resulted in it falling off sometime in July. The rest of the season he made do with only half of his rack.  Either way this buck is now officially named “Weird Rack”. He made his way down a fence row stopping at every scrape to rub on the licking branch, then would reach up and shake the limbs with his antlers.

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Weird4

After working over the limb he would stop to paw up and freshen the scrape. He would then move a little further down the fence line and repeat the process.

Weird5

There has been some speculation about an early rut this year circulating around the forums. I’m not sure that is necessarily the case. It does seem that the activity I’m seeing is a little bit ahead of last year. Necks are starting to swell and rubs and scrapes are getting lots of attention.

Comments

What an AWESOME deer!!!!Keep the pics coming jim!!!!!!

Posted by WhitetailFreak on October 21

That’s a great sign that you’re seeing buck in the daylight! I like the pic’s cause it’s something different than what you normally see.

Posted by OvercupArcher on October 22

Do you use a ground blind when taking these pic’s?

Posted by OvercupArcher on October 22

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