When Testosterone Meets Estrus
Estrus driven chases are another matter. For starters, he won't take "no" for an answer, at least not without giving it a hell of a try. He'll pursue a "hot" doe until she eventually quits fleeing and allows him to eventually breed. Or, he'll run into another doe that interests him more. About the only thing that will stop him is a bigger, tougher buck or an arrow through the ribs. Occasionally the doe can outdistance him or give him the slip, but estrus driven chases are intense events and complete with heaving sides, lolling tongues, frothing mouths, and all kinds of crashing and smashing. They can last for days and can cover many miles. Once you see one, you will never again confuse a testosterone only chase for the real deal.