Hunter Weber of Buckley, Illinois, makes the rounds scouting for deer almost every day in November. Despite spending tons of time observing whitetails during the rut, he witnessed something last weekend that he’s never seen before. In an encounter that lasts just over a minute, a young whitetail buck squares up to a crossbred bull and charges. They exchange a couple blows and do a lot of posturing before both going their separate ways.
It’s stunning that a whitetail had the gusto to tangle with a one-ton bull. It’s even more remarkable that he basically won the bout. The bloated confidence and minimal intelligence of a rutting whitetail never ceases to amaze—but that’s why we love them.
Video via Hunter Weber.