Love is in the air

Love is in the air Contributed photo by Jim Ward With curled lips, a mule deer buck exhibits a "flehman response" to a nearby doe. To better determine the doe's breeding status, the doe's scent flows through the buck's Jacobsen's organ located in the roof of the buck's mouth. Now is a good time to see recently hunted bucks leaving their hideouts to seek receptive does. Looking for concentrations of does, at this time, will often reveal trailing bucks.

With curled lips, an Eastern Oregon mule deer buck exhibits a “flehman response” to a nearby doe. To better determine the doe’s breeding status, the doe’s scent flows through the buck’s Jacobsen’s organ located in the roof of the mouth. Now is a good time to see recently hunted bucks leaving their hideouts to seek receptive does. Looking for concentrations of does, at this time, will often reveal trailing bucks.

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