Make a Late-Summer Trail Camera Change-Up
By: T.A. Harrison
As velvet-covered antlers transform into shiny hard-horn, your deer camera placement should also change
I'm no biologist, but I'm convinced that some sort of chemical imbalance begins to occur the minute velvet is shed from a whitetail's antlers. Testosterone levels begin to increase and a temper's fuse will become quite short.
They just get sick of each other; a lot like brothers once they enter the shared high school hallways – there is only so much air sharing they can take. Low tolerance leads to testing the waters for a potential confrontation, which eventually leads to locked horns and flared nostrils.
As summer bachelor groups start to break up, daily travel and feeding habits will change to favor more rut-like activity.
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