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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Button Bucks

Talking to some friends got me thinking. They were talking about there being more bucks in the residential a reas. I get that because there is more food and less access to hunting they survive more. But was thinking the average of males would be born in other areas as well. So it comes down to survivability. The farm areas they hunt would have good food but are in areas that can be hunted with slug and rifle. Urban areas would be open to bow only so you have to be more up close and personal with your target. Im not saying anything bad about gun hunters cause I do as well but im just wondering how many button bucks get shot as antlerless. I know a lot of people that get bored mid day of rifle and put on drives and wind up seeing buttons getting shot as a result. Like I said not knocking anyone they are paying for their license and can shoot whatever they want thats legal a far as im concerned. Just thinking out loud I guess that this could be part of the reason they not seeing as many.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 10:33 PM
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Re: Button Bucks

Plenty of button buck do get shot. You'll never be able to stop that. A lot of people don't see a lot of deer anymore and they take what they can get which is often a young one.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 10:48 PM
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Re: Button Bucks

Just shot a button on saturday at 5pm, a little dark in the woods,last day archery in 3c. I thought it was a yearling doe and only about 10 seconds from seeing it to the decision to shoot. I don't regret it because it's buck only the first week of rifle and may not be able to get up for last w/e. So from a meat in the freezer standpoint thats my rationale. I am seeing lots of other deer in 5c in my archery spots so i am a bit more selective but have shot BB that had no bumps to tell from a doe and although I ground hunt at times I ain't so low as to be checking the plumbing

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Lol ”checking the plumbing” thats good. Maybe we should start baiting with beer and telephones and we wouldn't have to check for bumps and plumbing haha jk.
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Re: Button Bucks

I agree you will never stop BB from being killed, it's just part of hunting. I shot a few over the years because I'm only hunting 2 days and want to fill my tag. It [censored] when you realize it's a buck but at that point there is nothing you can do. I let a few stray doe pass last season because I didn't want to kill another BB. When I see a doe alone it's a sign it may be a first year buck.
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