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Button buck/shed

Postby crawdad » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:00 am

shot this deer december 1st. Is this typical for a button buck or would these scabs be more typical of a shed?
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Re: Button buck/shed

Postby kellory » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:24 am

To make it easier to see....
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Re: Button buck/shed

Postby Ohio farms » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:44 am

It's a little hard to see the scale, but it does not look like a button buck to me. The open area appears too large. How big was the deer?
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Re: Button buck/shed

Postby Deebz » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:23 am

looks like that deer has shed to me...

I wouldn't think a button buck would have that large of an area exposed if it dropped its nubs
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Re: Button buck/shed

Postby msbadger » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:09 am

Do buttons even drop this time of year?...I know here they don't...or at least I've never seen it
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Re: Button buck/shed

Postby Everyday Hunter » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:30 am

msbadger wrote:Do buttons even drop this time of year?...I know here they don't...or at least I've never seen it

There's prolly a lot it depends on. But I wonder how we'd really know much about wild button bucks dropping their buttons. I knew an old game warden once who had a tiny shed he asked me to make into a tie-tack. It was less than 1½-inch long, but that's more of an antler, not so much a button. (Ht told me it was the world's record shed for smallness -- but then I found a burr shed from what was a broken antler. It was only `1" long.) :D

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