Out scouting for whitetails on the ranch last evening and saw a few nice bucks. This time of year whitetails are in a very reliable summer feeding pattern and will continue to be so until the middle of September.
At that point bucks will shed their velvet and go to their traditional fall habitat and prepare for the rut. Whitetail bucks will lose a large percentage of their body weight during the rut so it is important the find good sources of food throughout the summer to bulk up.
It is typical for groups of bucks to be traveling together this time of year. We call them bachelor groups. This will change soon. As soon as fall comes it will be every buck for himself, as the pursuit of love or something close to that will trump all boyhood bonds.