Big Buck

Firearms season and the rut are an exciting time of year for deer hunters. You just never know when you’re going to get the opportunity at that big buck. The rut drives big bucks do make stupid mistakes they may not have otherwise done. It’s the time of year when anything can happen and that is most certainly the case with today’s video! Josh McDaniel is hunting deer in the Hoosier State, Indiana during the firearms season. The action starts fast and furious as a shooter buck comes in and gives him a shot. He quickly drops the deer with a single well-placed shot. That by itself would be an exciting hunt for most hunters, but it’s not over yet. Just minutes later a BIGGER buck shows up on the scene and spots the body of Josh’s buck just laying there. Unbelievably, the bigger deer decides to pick a fight with the corpse. The resulting footage is just incredible to watch.

This was an incredible hunt to capture on a video and a memory that will last a lifetime. It’s just unfortunate that Josh couldn’t shoot that second larger buck. Did you see his neck? That buck was a beast! Having to pass that one probably stung for a while we bet. Oh well, you never know what’s going to happen in the deer woods. He had no way of knowing an opportunity at a better deer was only moments away. There’s also no guarantee the bigger one would have given him a shot had he passed the first one. This video shows just how crazy bucks can get during the rut. They’re pumped up on testosterone and they’re looking for a fight with any rivals they meet. It doesn’t seem to matter if that rival has stopped breathing or not.

The lesson to take away from this is to be patient if you get a buck on the ground like this if you live in a state with multiple tags. We know you want to get down from the stand and check out your deer, but the animal’s body just may be an attractant for another buck that happens to be in the area!

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