Use these trail camera photos taken last week by whitetail experts Craig and Neil Dougherty and their contacts across the country to pattern the deer where you hunt.
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Sparring matches like the one photographed here were rare this past week. For the most part, young bucks were the only ones pushing each other around. Now that the breeding period has started, the big boys mean business—no more gentle pushing around. Fights are common this time of the year so don’t be afraid to pick up the rattling antlers.