The rut is hard on bucks. Not only do they lose massive amounts of body weight and almost starve themselves, but they also run the risk of becoming locked up with another buck. A lot of times it is fatal.
Not much is know about this pair of bucks. The pictures were posted to a Facebook group with scant details. The post says, “Found in Illinois rough scores 204 n 181.”
It is a shame to see two majestic bucks like this is is a bad way to go.
If we find out more information about these bucks we will let you know.