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An area that has big mature whitetails, has it always had big mature whitetails? A study off B&C website suggesting that knowing how deer behave with dominance and the distribution of mature dominant bucks and immature bucks and knowing how Darwin's theory of evolution works "survival of the fittest," Is it true that if you have many big mature whitetails "let's say scoring in the 160's", that in order for the other deer in the area to breed and spread their genes Do they "Have" to grow and become the 160 inch big mature buck in order to knock off the other competition in the area? Disregarding the one lucky immature buck that catches a lucky break catching a doe when she becomes ready to bread.

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from Dcast wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

PJ, Bioguy is probably the one to answer this, but let me give it a shot! The size of antlers have little to do with dominance, dominance is determined by stamina and strength.

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from Ncarl wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Dcast said exactly what I was thinking.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Perhaps if you were to disclose the location of the area with those big mature whitetails, we would be in a better position to answer your question:)

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from jaukulele wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

99 is right. You should probably explain in more detail, the place this is occurring...you know, so we can do science there.

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from Dbetzner wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

exactly right 99 i mean if we cannot be certain that its mearly genetics as opposed to availability of certain food sources i believe this needs an in depth multi sourced scientific study. i mean it is for science after all

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from Dbetzner wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

in seriousness i believe Dcast to be correct in both that bioguy would be the best to ask and end that size of antlers dosnt determine dominance

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Here's a good article to read about this exact question on the QDMA website. www.qdma.com/articles/will-dominant-bucks-dominate-the-breeding

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from chuckles wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Get with the program Bioguy, we need those coordinates!:)

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Good article, Bioguy. Very instructive for me because I had previously believed in the harem theory of whitetail breeding activity.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

All the same, I think we are now entitled to those coordinates so that we may judge for ourselves.

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from PJ wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

That's a really good article i find it pretty interesting what studies and statistics show.

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from Dcast wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

PJ, Bioguy is probably the one to answer this, but let me give it a shot! The size of antlers have little to do with dominance, dominance is determined by stamina and strength.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Perhaps if you were to disclose the location of the area with those big mature whitetails, we would be in a better position to answer your question:)

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from jaukulele wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

99 is right. You should probably explain in more detail, the place this is occurring...you know, so we can do science there.

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Here's a good article to read about this exact question on the QDMA website. www.qdma.com/articles/will-dominant-bucks-dominate-the-breeding

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from Dbetzner wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

exactly right 99 i mean if we cannot be certain that its mearly genetics as opposed to availability of certain food sources i believe this needs an in depth multi sourced scientific study. i mean it is for science after all

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from chuckles wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Get with the program Bioguy, we need those coordinates!:)

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from Ncarl wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Dcast said exactly what I was thinking.

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from Dbetzner wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

in seriousness i believe Dcast to be correct in both that bioguy would be the best to ask and end that size of antlers dosnt determine dominance

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

Good article, Bioguy. Very instructive for me because I had previously believed in the harem theory of whitetail breeding activity.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

All the same, I think we are now entitled to those coordinates so that we may judge for ourselves.

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from PJ wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

That's a really good article i find it pretty interesting what studies and statistics show.

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