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Big Game Hunting => Deer Hunting => Topic started by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 05:32:44 AM

Title: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 05:32:44 AM
I checked out an old haunt yesterday as my vacation comes to an end.  Almost vacant from deer.  I went to an overlook of a big field below.  I saw a buck chasing a doe. It was a smaller buck.  I got out the Binos and there was a heavier smaller 4 point with a couple doe.  I decided to get closer as he was worth a pic at least.   I drove down the little access road and kicked up another little buck.   I rounded the corner and I see two bucks head to head in the field.    I bailed out of the truck, threw up the camera and snapped a couple shots to at least document the thing.  Usually these things last just a second.  I then put on my doubler to bring it in closer.  What proceeded next was  One hell of a buck fight.   The heavier buck won TWICE, but the challenger immediately reingaged.    Then the bigger boy lost his footing and the smaller buck got him down on his back.   He still had him locked up, but the little guy got out and gored the hell out of him as he tried to get his feet under him.   The big guy got up, and was chased.   Both were just exhausted.   The doe wanted the bigger buck still.  She kept following him and the other buck kept following her.    Iím betting after I left there was another round.    The fight brought another buck in.   A three point who could be seen in a bunch of my pics as if it was a fight on the playground.   I thought he was then going to have a go at it, but he didnít.  What a fight!
Talk about a realistic rattling session.   I swear half of my life is through a viewfinder.   Hereís to hoping  some photos turned out.   It was so dark with the fog.   Fingers crossed.   

Oh its on!
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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: grundy53 on November 16, 2019, 06:05:31 AM
That's amazing! Wish I could see that in person.

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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 06:52:36 AM
Its all fun and games until someone loses an eye....
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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 06:56:03 AM
"say uncle"

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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 06:57:04 AM
"Ouch!, Hey, thats un called for"
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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 06:58:55 AM
"Oh. Im not done yet.  To quote the Capt ""I can do this all day""
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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 06:59:56 AM
5 minutes later......getting tired yet old man

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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 07:01:00 AM
"You could have used a breath mint....you do know we arent sheep right?"
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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 07:02:16 AM
"Ill show you who is tired"
"OUCH, thatll leave a mark"

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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 07:03:22 AM
I told you I could do this all day
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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 07:04:07 AM
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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 07:05:05 AM
"oh crap, this cant be good"
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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 07:06:36 AM
"time for some ground pound"

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If I hadnt been so intent on the fight, I should have refocused.  That would have been an epic in the background shot. :chuckle:
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 07:08:04 AM
back on his feet....
and you wonder why they have big swollen necks...

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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 07:09:30 AM
"remember when you poked me in the ass?"

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Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 07:13:40 AM
I hope that gives you the best jist of the fight.   It lasted a long time. I think I took over 350 photos of it.    As I said the doe still wanted the older buck when it was all done.  She was following him and the winner was wanting the prize.   The big buck kept his distance but not in a very subordinate pose.   I should have stayed and watched, Im sure there was more action.  I was off to look for something bigger. 
Very fun to watch.  Incredible show of force and they are seriously in it to win it. Life hangs in the balance! 
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: gramps on November 16, 2019, 07:23:35 AM
WOW

Could have been a broken neck there.
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: HntnFsh on November 16, 2019, 07:26:38 AM
That was absolutely nuts! Incredible photos! :yike:
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: nwwanderer on November 16, 2019, 07:48:20 AM
Now that is special, thanks
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Post by: kselkhunter on November 16, 2019, 08:06:32 AM
Thanks for sharing boneaddict.  I always enjoy your photos posts.  This is one of my favorites.   Thanks. 
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: outdooraddict on November 16, 2019, 08:20:00 AM
wow, now that is a amazing set of pics.  its amazing that one bucks head wasnt twisted off, my neck is sore just looking at it, very cool bone very cool
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: lemondog on November 16, 2019, 08:54:49 AM
That's wild! I have been blessed to see one really good buck fight and it is an amazing thing to see live.
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Post by: Encore 280 on November 16, 2019, 08:55:03 AM
Be cool to see a video of the fight! :tup:
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Post by: Tikka Bird Dog on November 16, 2019, 09:25:48 AM
what a great sequence of pics!! awesome bone! :tup:
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: Mudman on November 16, 2019, 09:31:14 AM
EPIC!!  :tup:
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 09:38:00 AM
Be cool to see a video of the fight! :tup:

I though about it, but then I wouldnít have the pics I got.    Iím not a video guy either so Iíd likely have botched the whole thing.   It was more fun to watch through the viewfinder than some little screen too.
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: Ironhead on November 16, 2019, 09:42:17 AM
 Amazing sequence of pictures!
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Post by: JakeLand on November 16, 2019, 02:25:13 PM
Wow !!! Thatís awesome
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: Griiz on November 16, 2019, 03:22:29 PM
Awesome 👍thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: Birdguy on November 16, 2019, 03:54:01 PM
Doug, sorry your vacation is over but what a way to end it! Very cool you got to see it, shoot it and of course share it with us!! Very cool!
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: SeaRun1 on November 16, 2019, 04:06:57 PM
So cool...  thanks for sharing those pictures. 

SR1
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: Dan-o on November 16, 2019, 04:29:12 PM
AWESOME!!!!!
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 16, 2019, 07:41:51 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: Goshawk on November 16, 2019, 08:04:58 PM
I saw something similar in my youth (mid 70's) where two very nice 3x3 black tails were pushing around in a gravel pit (it's a housing development now). While they were going at it a much bigger buck walked past them like they were furniture, sniffed the doe then turned around and just walked off.  Why put up a fuss when she's not ready I guess.
Thanks for sharing you photos. Brought back some great memories. 
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: Reidus on November 16, 2019, 09:37:01 PM
 :o you see more in one day than most of us see in 10 years of hunting.
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: HuntnFishnRyan on November 18, 2019, 09:48:27 PM
awesome pictures. So don't know if its been asked but is the location a secret?  8)
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 19, 2019, 05:17:14 AM
I typically  donít announce where I am at, so yes. 
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: bigdub257 on November 19, 2019, 06:47:23 AM
Very Cool!!!!
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Post by: starbailey on November 19, 2019, 07:26:35 AM
Great pics. :tup:
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: C-Money on November 19, 2019, 07:48:17 AM
Very special series of pictures! What a fight! Man, that broad side blow sure had to hurt something fierce! So glad I don't have to go through something like that when its mating season at my house!
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: bobcat on November 19, 2019, 08:48:32 AM
Love the pictures and would have loved seeing that. I've seen a pretty good elk fight, but was from a distance through my spotting scope. But never have seen mule deer go at it like that.
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: lastmk8 on November 19, 2019, 09:13:26 AM
Not gonna lie "bone", that is seriously probably the best sequence of Pic's I've ever seen on this site, as everyone has said, thanks for sharing, that is just some great brute force to look at, seeing it live must have been a hoot.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: kellama2001 on November 19, 2019, 09:36:45 AM
Absolutely amazing! That had to be something to see and hear live, thanks so much for doing what you do and for being willing to share it with us  :tup: Your photos make this forum worth returning to again and again! 

Oh, and I enjoyed the play-by-play narration too  :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: justyhntr on November 19, 2019, 09:51:52 AM
That is AWESOME bone! Is that sequence going to be the 2020 calendar?
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Post by: Seabass on November 19, 2019, 01:05:45 PM
HOLY SMOKES...that was violent! Thanks for sharing!!
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 19, 2019, 01:45:36 PM
Thank you all!   I really appreciate the positive feedback.   Iím glad I could share.
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: boneaddict on November 19, 2019, 01:50:14 PM
That is AWESOME bone! Is that sequence going to be the 2020 calendar?

No calendar shots were taken.   I try to get way closer and have much better quality on both the photo and bucks.   I have one that Iím not particularly satisfied with the quality, but itís the best I could get, and my chief editor says itís a must include.  Itís of that giant WA buck I posted earlier.  It has a nice feel for it, just not what I wanted.   I wanted to bump it for ďDa oneĒ. 
Title: Re: Friday Night Ticket
Post by: Pegasus on November 19, 2019, 02:31:45 PM
Those are some really great shots.
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Post by: OutHouse on November 19, 2019, 03:37:10 PM
The gloves were off! Thanks for posting
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Post by: blacktailer on November 19, 2019, 08:35:22 PM
Great shots
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Post by: fowl smacker on November 19, 2019, 10:12:14 PM
That is AMAZING!  Thank you for sharing!