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Backyard Fight

Schu72

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I have had this target up since early summer. I woke up this morining and look out into the backyard to see it destroyed! I have to assume this was a deer attack. Anyone else ever have this happen?




Oh, he left without eating the corn that was about 10 yards away.:smiley_baby:
 

Curran

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That's pretty crazy! It wouldn't surprise me though.

Maybe stick a trail camera out there and see if he comes back tonight for a second round.
 

Fluteman

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I've got a series of 20+ photos of two big bucks going at it the day after Christmas. Not just sparring either, they were rolling each other. If there are still does coming in in your area, then the bucks will still be stand-offish.
 

Schu72

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I had a decoy atacked in late Oct several years back

While I sat in the tree stand trying for a shot


But this time of the year is strange

Wonder if yotes or kids could be involved ?

John
Did a little more investigation....There are marks on the ground where the deer was stomping and pawing the ground. I'm sure it was a deer.
 

Jackalope

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I watched 26 deer come out of a state park last Thursday into a field. 2 bucks were fighting and pushing each other around the whole time. Another couple bucks were running over to check it out and they ended up getting in a fight... So yeah.. They're still going at it.
 

Gern186

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Same thing happened to my uncles deer target in his back yard last fall......the thing was broken into several pieces and there were large tracks all around it! He even lives on the edge of town.
 

COB-TY

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I've had it happen to my target twice. Each time you could see antler gouge marks in the side and back end. Just like a decoy. Last time it was pretty severely damaged.