Love Triangle: No Sex-No Fighting
I watched a whitetail love triangle for about 45 minutes last night at work about 3am. The actors in this love story were the doe (of course), a medium/high fork racked 8 pointer, and a nice low basket-racked 10 pointer. I won't even try to guess the score of either buck; I used to bow hunt many years ago but never made a kill. The big boy new I was watching so he just lurked back in the brush and watched the young buck chase the doe. I thought for sure I would see a scrum but it never developed. Either they had allready sparred or the dominate buck wasn't threatened by the smaller buck. There was no battle scars on either buck and this peformance was under a steet light so I got a good look. Their probably would have been some action (either sex or fighting), but that nice 10 pointer didn't get that impressive headgear by being a showmen. He was complacent; that doe wanted nothing to do with the 8 pointer.