Trophy Bucks Locked

I got an email the other day of two trophy bucks that got locked up when fighting and I thought I would share them with everyone. I don’t know the source of these photos other than the name on the email but they are some cool pictures. I just hate it when trophy bucks get locked like this and can’t get free. If you like deer hunting as much as I do you don’t want  trophy bucks like these  to die  by being locked together. At least they were able to free the buck that was still alive.

Lucky deer. Another day it would probably been dead.

Trophy Bucks Locked Up

trophy bucks fighting get hung up

During the whitetail rut trophy bucks often fight and get their antlers locked and are often unable to get loose.

On November 6, a relative, Dona Viereck, called to tell us that she was driving to Canton , South Dakota and had seen a buck in the distance with his head down. It wasn’t moving, and although she honked the car horn repeatedly, he wouldn’t raise his head.

She grabbed her binoculars and looked at him, and saw that the buck’s horns were entangled with those of another one, which was dead. So she called us and asked if we wanted an adventure — untangling the animals! Well, we went, pronto!!! I took my camera and we walked right up to them.

They were tangled in an old fence line just east of a golf course, where some railroad tracks had been. The live buck was on the high side, and the dead buck on the slope. The other buck had been dead for 2 or 3 days, we estimated.

locked trophy big bucks

Big Bucks can get their antlers locked so bad that they can’t get apart without someone helping them.

Terry attempted to break a point off the dead buck’s rack with his pliers, but couldn’t. He tried turning the dead buck’s head but the other one just became more frightened and started backing up.

The live buck had the bigger rack – a 5 x 6. The dead buck was bigger bodied and looked to be an older deer. It had more “stickers” on its rack. The now scared buck eventually got out of the fence, and out in the open. Terry pulled an old post out of the fence line and used it to try and pry the racks loose, but it didn’t work.

two bucks hung up from fighting

During the whitetail rut bucks often fight and can get their antlers locked so bad they can’t get free.

We finally decided to go to a friend’s house in order to borrow his chainsaw, but then we thought something quieter would be better, and so got a hacksaw instead. Terry sawed the main beam on the dead buck and then other one was free! The buck didn’t realize this for probably 30 seconds or so. When he did, he started striking the dead buck in the face repeatedly. He finally raised his head a little, and then a little more. He stood there with his head held high looking at both of us and we wondered if he were going to try charging us too! Then he turned and ran off rather wobbly. He went a short distance, lay down briefly, and then got up and took off in the direction of the Big Sioux River .
-Terry and Sherry Bolding

At least they were able to finally free the big buck and he will live to see another day. I hate it when whitetails get locked together when fighting and they end up dying. Great job Terry and Sherry!

 

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Down South Hunting Big Bucks

Big bucks harvested down south hunting in Monroe county Georgia.

These big bucks were taken in Georgia.

Georgia deer

Down south hunting the rut can be action packed.

Big Bucks

Check out this truck load of big bucks. My good friend Brad sent me these pictures taken down south hunting trophy bucks.  It looks like they had a great season down south hunting. This picture shows that this club has been doing some good quality deer hunting management. It looks like the trophy bucks were on the move, looking for love in all the wrong places.

South Hunting

These trophy bucks  were all taken down south hunting within a three day period during the rut, at their club in Monroe county in Georgia. It just shows that the best time to harvest big bucks is when they are in full rut and chasing does. It is a very exciting time to be in the woods, when the big bucks are on the move looking for does in estrous. The whitetail respond to calling and scents more during the rut as well. It looks like there was some great rutting action down south hunting this year. In order to achieve good quality deer management, it is imperative to get the buck to doe ratio to at least 1:3 buck to 1:2, or 1:1 is best.

We are proud to have Brad join our Pro-staff. He has years of experience in the great outdoors and knows how to get after those whitetail bucks.

Also on our Pro-staff is Jay. Jay is has harvested some very nice whitetails and loves to bow hunt, and we are sure glad to have him on board. He is guaranteed to keep everyone laughing. This picture shows Jay practicing a little quality deer management.


Filming Bow Hunting Challenge

bow hunting

Whitetail bow hunting is a challenge.

whitetails

Getting big bucks on film is rewarding.

Well tomorrow I am heading out for an action packed adventure of bow hunting and filming hunts.

Bow Hunting

I’m looking forward to a day in the world of outdoor videograpy. Actually I’m taking my rifle as well and hoping to see some big bucks. But I want to make it more challenging and get the footage whitetail bow hunting. And maybe one of our big bucks on our property will meander into bow range and maybe I can get it all on video deer hunting. If he’s not in bow range I’ll have my rifle to be able to (cross my fingers) reach out and touch him. Filming hunting(outdoor videography) is one thing, but trying to do it by yourself with amateur equipment on nocturnal bucks is another thing. If I am able to pull it off maybe I should change my career to filming hunting. The big bucks seem to be nocturnal at this point in the season ,and appear to be very hard to pinpoint. So my confidence level is not very high, but I am trying to think positive and just hope to enjoy the day of being in the great outdoors. And hopefully get some good footage of some deer. I plan on filming hunts in a couple of different locations on our property. In the morning I plan on hunting in a location between where the whitetails feed and where they bed. My hope is to catch a mature buck heading back to bed for the day. Then in the midday I am going to set up on a food plot that has a lot of thickets and nice bedding areas nearby, and I plan on staying for a nice long evening of adventure. A cold front has moved in and tomorrow should be a great day, except the wind is supposed to be blowing quite a bit. But I hope to use that to my advantage and use the wind to setup downwind of where I expect to see the whitetails, and the wind will make it harder for the deer to hear any noises I make approaching the stand or any unwanted noises I make setting up or while in the stand.

I enjoy filming hunts and recently I have gotten the fever for filming hunting and whitetail bow hunting. Outdoor filming is something that I am very interested in learning more about. So what’s better than a little on the job training?

Also, today I ordered a cable for my camcorder that should allow me to download the footage to share with everyone.

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