Buck rub2 tree staked

buck rub

It’s that time of year when love is in the air, for the deer herd anyway. We have placed steel fence posts around our newer trees to protect them from amorous bucks attempting to claim territory as theirs. Bucks rub their antlers on trees primarily to remove the velvet from their antlers and leave their scent on the tree. Marking their territory lets other bucks know the does in the area have been claimed as theirs. As you can see in the first photo one of our bucks started early and made it to this tree before we did.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s