Button Bucks

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Button Bucks

Postby tonyotony » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:03 pm

Being fairly new to deer hunting, I'm getting all the experience I can, and read as much as I can about it. I have heard hunters say that they will shoot a doe fawn, but will not shoot a button buck. But, really, is there a reliable way to tell if you're shooting at a button buck. I had a dead one in my hands last year, while helping another hunter get his into the car. I didn't know it was a button buck until I rubbed my hand over it's eyebrows. From a distance, is it a different shaped head? It appears to me that possibly, the male head is flatter across the top, while the female has more of an oval or triangular-shaped front of the skull. Anyone want to share their observations/experience with this?

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RE: Button Bucks

Postby krawiech » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:11 pm

also if you look at the nose and facial area a doe has an elongated nose while a bucks looks like he ran into a door its stubby but like you said look for the pedicles on top of his head and a does head is rounder hank k

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