Battling Bucks

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1 | Young Challenger

Old, mature veterans typically rule the roost in their territory - but the occasional young scrapper will challenge them. 

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2 | Winner Takes All

Yeah, he'd better run. 

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3 | Heat of Battle

Tines and main beams are frequently broken. 

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4 | Late-Season Buck Fight

Though most fighting takes place just before peak breeding, bucks will sometimes fight well into the late season. 

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5 | Post-Fight Exhaustion

A mature buck exhasuted from a grueling fight. 

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6 | Big Boys

Two brawlers like this make a lot of noise.

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7 | Crowd Pleaser

Fights often draw the attention of every buck in hearing distance.

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8 | South Texas Bucks

This photo was taken in South Texas; the rest were taken in the Northeast.

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9 | Fight to the Death

On occasion, bucks will fight to the death.

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10 | Locked Up

The amount of energy bucks burn during a battle is amazing.

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11 | Bucks Fighting in a Pond

Bucks can square off and fight most anywhere.

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12 | Yearling Bucks

Yearling bucks fighting.

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Few things are more spectacular in the whitetail woods than two big deer in a fight to the death