Sunday, December 12, 2010

Button Buck

Hooray! I don't go buckless again last week :). I did get a couple of button bucks on camera last week and a few more does including a couple of very big does. I'll post them later this week. But bucks first. This is a very good size button buck and hopefully will be sporting a nice six or eight point basket rack next year. He looking for any acorns that may have been missed earlier and it looks like in the one pic he found one. The squirrel probably isn't too please the buck is stealing his nuts.
For those of you that don't know what a button buck is it's a yearling buck born last spring. If you look closely at his forehead you'll see two small bumps or buttons where his antlers will be next year. We take extreme care each year not to kill any button bucks when we harvest a doe. This little buck may be the one sporting a big ten point rack three or four years from now.






11 comments:

Verde Farm said...

These are cool pics Joe. Asking a dumb question-what is a “button” buck?

Joe said...

Hi Amy. No such thing as a "dumb" question. I added an explanation of a button buck in the second paragraph.

Verde Farm said...

Well, duh--if I had read more closely vs. looking at the pics- I would have known. Had no idea but love that you all don’t go for them until they’ve grown up a bit and gotten a rack. Seems it would be hard to see those little buttons out in the woods. Thanks Joe--I’ve never been hunting and my dad wasn’t a hunter and neither is my husband so I am batting zero with my hunting know how.
Amy

Farmchick said...

Nice pics of this little fellow.

texwisgirl said...

I like how close he and the squirrel are munching! The squirrel is not giving up ground eagerly! :) Hurray for you on some buck shots!!!

Joe said...

Amy - I'm guilty of the same thing reading(or not reading) blogs :). We try to shoot only the older does. We've learned what to look for. The older does have longer noses and are generally 20 to 30 pounds heavier then the younger does and button bucks. It can be hard to see the buttons so if we're not sure we let them go.

Liesl said...

Great pics Joe! I can't get over how fat those bucks are...are you sure they don't come out of a feed lot...? Ha ha

Allison said...

Nice! My dad brought home three deer this year and my mom is in the height of butchering!!

I like these pics of LIVE dear for a change. :D

Nancy said...

Would never want for you to be buckless, Joe. That is just not right. ;) I agree that buck will be a good one down the road a few years. Here's hoping the hunters in your area are as knowledgable as you and don't take him too soon.

Rick Kratzke said...

Yound or old, buck or doe, I could look at deer all day and that's a fact.

Whitetail Woods Blog / Deer Hunting and Blackpowder Shooting at it’s best.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, very beautiful pictures.. i liked..