magicman54494 wrote:Regardless of where they are, they seem to behave differently in different age groups. young bucks are foolish and take huge risks. This seems to slow down to age 3. They just seem to become a different animal at 4+. They are smart, and very seldom move during the day. Then when they get old 7+ or so they seem to get dumb again.
These are generalizations and each buck is different and personality plays a huge role in this as well.
I really think a lot of bucks that survive in high pressure areas do so because of their personality more than anything. Some bucks are just home bodies and non agressive and do not go crazy during the rut. These bucks have a huge advantage.
I agree with this.
On top of hunting Michigan, I hunt Southern Ohio and it is a night and day difference, I have seen plenty of 3+ year old deer move during daylight, it's a whole different ball game down there and according to this map posted, they have more bow hunters per square mile than us. That surprised me and hard to believe.