1 | Young Challenger
Old, mature veterans typically rule the roost in their territory - but the occasional young scrapper will challenge them.
2 | Winner Takes All
Yeah, he'd better run.
3 | Heat of Battle
Tines and main beams are frequently broken.
4 | Late-Season Buck Fight
Though most fighting takes place just before peak breeding, bucks will sometimes fight well into the late season.
5 | Post-Fight Exhaustion
A mature buck exhasuted from a grueling fight.
6 | Big Boys
Two brawlers like this make a lot of noise.
7 | Crowd Pleaser
Fights often draw the attention of every buck in hearing distance.
8 | South Texas Bucks
This photo was taken in South Texas; the rest were taken in the Northeast.
9 | Fight to the Death
On occasion, bucks will fight to the death.
10 | Locked Up
The amount of energy bucks burn during a battle is amazing.
11 | Bucks Fighting in a Pond
Bucks can square off and fight most anywhere.
12 | Yearling Bucks
Yearling bucks fighting.