Sparring is the action between two bucks where they touch antlers in sort of a playful jousting match. Typically this action will not escalate into a full out brawl especially when it takes place earlier in the season. Sparring between bucks helps them work out who is stronger and more dominant. You will also hear the term sparring referred to as tickling when hunters talk about rattling antlers. You would have to imagine two deer just barely touching antlers in sort of a mock fight scenario.
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