I agree, but way more to it, than that in this area, this year, Had a good friend , several mile from here, seen same thing, said he had a giant close last day of gun season, but points broke off , on both sides, said only 3 shooters, he seen were broke up.As always may see a few, but never like this Racks were far to brittle this year around here, for whatever reason.Lower doe numbers means more competition for the ones there. Which that will cause more fighting for a mate and it will also result in bucks on the move more looking for a doe. If the buck/doe ratio is right it can make for some great buck action during rut.
I honestly, dont think, thats the case here.. I know we dont put anything out., While these better bucks cover some ground, and could be getting something, I dont think these spikes and younger bucks, are goin anywhere, far enough to be getting anything While i know, you occasionally, see a little buck, busted, i seen a lot of them, push heads and stuff, but i, myself have never really seen spikes, and 1 1/2 really fight aggressive enough to break, as many as i have seen or heard about this year.I honestly can't remember the last time I got a mature buck with a perfectly intact rack. There's almost always been a point or two broke off or something. It does seem like I'm hearing about more severely busted up racks then normal this year though. I wonder if it has something to do with all the antler growing supplements people are using these days.
Something to this, I was in Iowa last fall and never made it to KY lease but the crew had a hard time seeing grown does, killed very few. We paid for it this season, was seeing 10-20+ does a day through rifle. All big bucks disappeared, some scrub bucks half assed chasing but very little rut activity. Guess when there are does and acorns everywhere bucks don’t have to move much. Worst season we’ve had in years.Lower doe numbers means more competition for the ones there. Which that will cause more fighting for a mate and it will also result in bucks on the move more looking for a doe. If the buck/doe ratio is right it can make for some great buck action during rut.