I have a few yearling bucks on my land and the times I've been out, I have seen them heavily into chasing the does and being aggressive toward each other. This morning, heard a snort and chase, and later had a 3 pt yearling with a fresh wound on his right ham (pink meat showing) walk by (within 10 yards, so I got a good look). I think a slightly bigger-bodied and antlered forkie (I saw him, too) did this to him when I heard the snort-chase.

Question -- How much of an indication is this that there aren't any/many adult or mature bucks around? I remember BSK writing that older buck will produce hormones or some substance that suppresses rutting behavior in yearling bucks. These youngsters are serious.
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