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Old 10-03-2012, 03:14 PM
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You are right...a button buck is a yearling or this years fawn probably born April or May depending on when the Doe was pregnated. Either first or late rut. A spike horn typically is a 1.5 year old. Those scronny deer your seeing are runts or late rut fawns and a lot of times won't make the winter if you live in any of those cold climate states with heavy snow totals. Coyote feed mostly but some do make it if their food source is plentiful and preditors are scarce.

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