Do the bachelor groups hang in the most dominant bucks core area or is it random?

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  1. vanfossen

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    Hey everyone, was curious on everyone’s insight on wether or not a summer buck bachelor group hangs where the most dominant bucks core area is or?


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    Very interesting question.
     
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    In my experience, they hang out wherever the best summer food is at.
     
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    gri22ly Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Yes and no.....
    Justin is 100% correct, the bachelor group's will be in the BEST location to "summer", a shared core if you will. As soon as testosterone reaches the tipping point and sparing gets serious, subordinates will be pushed out. But, the shifts from summer to fall have often already occurred at that point.
     
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    I see the older bucks away from cover where alot of other deer hang out.
    Oftentimes , miles from fall cover.
    I think they like open windy areas to keep the bugs awway. My thoughts n observations.
     
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    I glanced at the discussion on that other page.

    Here are a few things to know that might help clear up some mystery.

    First, a bachelor group is usually two, sometimes three buck's.... When you see a large group of buck's together, that's multiple bachelor group's converging on a primary food source. Also, if a mature buck loses his buddy, he often never bachelor's back up, although it is common for yearlings to follow him around during the summer.

    Second, the core is established through repeated consistency.... With that in mind, a core starts to develop at three, but isn't truly defined until age four.

    Third, the "meeting place" so to speak, is not a conscious choice. And neither is the core itself at any given time. It's a subconscious manifestation, dictated solely by their environment.
     

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