|Whitetail Buck Lip-Curls As Pre-rut Begins|
|Shedding Is About To Occur|
|Hay Bales After Buck Attacked Them|
|Vines And Baler Twine Tangled In Antlers|
I saw the buck again that evening and the velvet and vines were gone, but a tangle of baler twine remained.
|A Tangle Of Twine|
With the shedding completed pre-rut activity such as sparring and lip-curling becomes more common and will continue throughout the fall with activity growing more intense until things explode as the full-blown rut begins and bucks are more visible than at any other time of year as they frantically chase does and compete with other bucks for dominance.
|Bucks Spar As Pre-rut Begins|
Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.