Rub Making: My friend, Clint Hukill, watched a fine 8-point whitetail thrash a cedar tree before walking past his ground blind in the Texas Panhandle. An ambush spot between thick cedars where the deer bed and a large wheat field where they feed in the evenings. After polishing up a large rub, the big-bodied whitetail intimidated some nearby mule deer bucks before giving Clint a broadside shot. Clint thumped the 125-inch 8-point shown here, a buck he'd been tracking on his mostly mule deer property for three years. The buck was 5 ½-years-old and he thinks the mule deer bucks are glad he's gone, because he was an intimidator and a fighter!
Scrape Making:** My circle of friends have not reported any new scrapes.
Chasing:** Seen some bucks posturing to each other, establishing their rank in the herd, but no bucks chasing does yet.
Daytime Movement:** Just like last week, the first and last half hour of the day are best for catching deer on their feet, mostly due to daytime heat.