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    Deer question?

    Today I went for my daily walk at the Wyckoff Wildlife Center. A usually go around noon. Today(Monday) I could not believe the amount of mid-day deer activity! Usually I see a handful of deer actively feeding and several others in their beds. Well today it seemed like every deer in the place was actively feeding. I must have seen 40 deer on their 30 something acres. One group was made up of about ten does and three real nice bucks. The bucks were two eight points and a real nice six pointer. While I was watching this group, the two eight points started sparring! This lasted for almost a minute. Is this common this time of year?

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    Storm is coming. They will eat all they can and then hunker down for the next 24 hours.

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    Moon phase

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    In late season , deer like to bed at the coldest times of the day early mornings and nights. They move more in the middle of the day when it warms up a bit towards early evening. They are conserving energy at this time of year and with the storm coming, they are filling up to hunker down. I have been seeing a lot more mid day movement lately in the green fields
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaky Jake View Post
    Moon phase
    Yup. Between the moon phases and the impending snow they would be up and moving mid-day today for sure
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    It's 3rd rut fawns in heat ,saw more deer last 2 days than all year
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    Fighting is most likely over food, not does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a large Farva View Post
    Fighting is most likely over food, not does.
    It was not an actual fight but rather a gentle sparring. I went back there today and it was back to normal. Just a couple of does feeding and the rest were beded. The pie bald doe has been in captivity for years at the wildlife center.Name:  100_0968.jpg
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    This is a wildlife center, so these deer have not been "yo bucked" every weekend. I think most WMA deer are nocturnal now due to pressure, but I still try.

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