In SW/SC Nebraska
It's been my experience that once the rut is over, and winter sets in, the deer seem to bunch up, and I may not see any for quite a while ..... but when I do, they are in big groups. Both Whitetail and Mulie...... IDK why this is, it just seems that way to me. Turkeys do the same, congregating in giant flocks in winter, and then when breeding season hits in the spring, they scatter out again.
I did see something odd this fall with turkeys, though- Ran into a flock of 30+ birds and ALL of them were Toms or Jakes. Not a hen in the bunch. There were other mixed flocks within a couple of miles of this one, but these kept to themselves, returning to the same roost, day after day, even after being kicked off it on succesive days......
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