Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Buck and Doe POOP

Old 09-29-2002, 09:31 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: rogersville tennessee USA
Posts: 1
Default Buck and Doe POOP

Is there really a difference between buck and doe poop? Poeple say that buck poop is lumpy and that doe poop is little balls. It seems to me it should all be the same. I honestly can't think of any mammal that you can tell the sex by scoping out the poop!!!
Letty is offline  
Old 09-29-2002, 09:53 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Crystal City MO USA
Posts: 244
Default RE: Buck and Doe POOP

You can tell the difference. Same with turkeys. The larger the dropings, the larger the deer. Doe ussaly have small round droping, Like rabbits but only bigger. Bucks have more clumped pellets, but it really depends on what they eat.


Guns cause crime, like flies cause garbage.
3030win is offline  
Old 09-29-2002, 11:48 PM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
FroMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Baumholder, DEU/By Way of Arkansas
Posts: 2,849
Default RE: Buck and Doe POOP

Yep, they say that buck poop is clumped and does poop pellets. Just like 3030 said, you can tell the difference between turkeys by their poop, J-poop=tom, other=jake of hen. So why not deer?

My mind belongs to my work...
My heart belongs to my family...

But my soul...belongs to the woods.
FroMan is offline  
Old 09-30-2002, 07:53 AM
  #4  
Boone & Crockett
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ponce de Leon Florida USA
Posts: 10,079
Default RE: Buck and Doe POOP

Easy, buck taste like chocolate and doe taste like vanilla. Honest! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

timbercruiser is offline  
Old 09-30-2002, 07:58 AM
  #5  
Fork Horn
 
BrushChimp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Out in the Boonies of Washington USA
Posts: 294
Default RE: Buck and Doe POOP

I have read that the are both the same. The smaller the pellets the harder the food was to digest. It makes sense. Besides, I've seen gobbler poop that was no J-hooked. You never know until you know for sure.
BrushChimp is offline  
Old 09-30-2002, 10:27 AM
  #6  
Boone & Crockett
 
Tazman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Fredericksburg Virginia USA
Posts: 13,672
Default RE: Buck and Doe POOP

Letty let us put it this way, the buck I killed last year when I was field dressing him had little round pellets, there is a lot of talk of supposedly being able to tell, but it all depends upon what they are eating and not thier sex, but as Timbercruiser said &quot;buck taste like chocolate and doe taste like vanilla.&quot; A really big bucks will also be more crunchy, especially if he has been eating peanuts!

The Tazman aka Martin Price
Founder and President of
Virginia Disabled Outdoorsmen Club
Tazman is offline  
Old 09-30-2002, 11:06 AM
  #7  
Spike
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: brooklyn, michigan
Posts: 8
Default RE: Buck and Doe POOP

And have you noticed, all deer seem to be able to digest corn ?!

Elkhntr is offline  
Old 09-30-2002, 11:22 AM
  #8  
Nontypical Buck
 
Bulzeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Too close to Chicago
Posts: 3,337
Default RE: Buck and Doe POOP

TIMBER, remind me not to EVER scout with you.

ELK, No, I didn't notice. I guess I'll have to look more closley next time I get the urge to go beyond simply identifying droppings as coming from a deer.

Seriously though (actually, Timber I was serious about that too), I've read 2 books on Whitetails that say the way the poop looks is dependant on the type of food eaten.

-A loose pile of pellets = eating regular forage plants
-A solid mass of pellets that stay stuck together = legumes like beans
-If there bite marks in it, then TimberCruiser has been there ahead of you.
-If it's been poked apart with a stick, Elkhunter is around somewhere.
-And if it looks really smooshed, wipe your boot off. You've gotten too close.



Keep 'em all in the Bull.
Bulzeye is offline  
Old 09-30-2002, 11:25 AM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
Bulzeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Too close to Chicago
Posts: 3,337
Default RE: Buck and Doe POOP

By the way Letty, since this looks like your first post...
Welcome to the board. And good luck.

Keep 'em all in the Bull.
Bulzeye is offline  
Old 09-30-2002, 05:36 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Sandy Creek New York USA
Posts: 188
Default RE: Buck and Doe POOP

I had heard that buck poop taste like chocolate, but the truth is doe poop only looks like chocolate;it taste like crap. And as far as telling them apart? Sometime time ago I suggested that you study your own crap,noting its shape and texture; now check out some female crap,noting the same. See any difference? If it's size only, then this just tells you which is the bigger ass it came from. Big crap,big deer;little crap, little deer,end of story. Clumped or pelleted might indicate what was eaten,but not the sex of the deer.

Buckstopshere is offline  

Quick Reply: Buck and Doe POOP


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.