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do button bucks lose there nubs or do they keep growing till the following shed season

Question by RackAttack68. Uploaded on April 11, 2009

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from Jim in Mo wrote 5 years 6 days ago

Good question. I imagine they lose them like the big boys.

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from buddyboy564 wrote 5 years 6 days ago

thats a good question but its hard to think that they would because sometimes they are still under the skin???

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from wallofsam wrote 5 years 6 days ago

No I don't think so. I've had 2 button bucks in my backyard for the last month, and the buttons are quite visable.

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 6 days ago

Good question I would say yes they do just like the rest of the deer. Wallofsam I would say that your's didn't grow horns last year and are starting to grow this years horn. Just my unofficial oppinion.

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from wallofsam wrote 5 years 6 days ago

That maybe so, but how come nobody finds little button sheds in the woods. Now if you thought normal shed hunting was hard, try finding the buttons!!! LOL

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from MNhunter23 wrote 5 years 5 days ago

I would have to say that they keep them throughout the spring and continue growing them the following summer. Two button bucks were hit by a train near my house and still had their knubs, it was mid March. I was wondering the same thing though, whether they kept their buttons from the year before or if they shed them and it was new growth already.

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from MNhunter23 wrote 5 years 5 days ago

It would be interesting to hear what the real answer is...anyone out there know?

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 5 days ago

I assume you are referring to the entirely hair covered buttons or "nubs" on a 6 month old buck fawn. The "nubs" or buttons are the developmental phase of the Pedicles from which the antlers will develop and be shed from in maturity. They are not shed as they are a part of the animals skull.

If the young buck should develop small hard "bone" button like antlers that break the skin, they are shed before the new set will grow in. I have seen these ocassionally on young bucks that are old (born early) for their age class.

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from MNhunter23 wrote 5 years 5 days ago

That makes a lot of sense, thanks beekeeper.

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from DeepWoodsHunter55 wrote 5 years 3 days ago

I think they would stay on there head till next season when they then will grow to horns.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 5 days ago

I assume you are referring to the entirely hair covered buttons or "nubs" on a 6 month old buck fawn. The "nubs" or buttons are the developmental phase of the Pedicles from which the antlers will develop and be shed from in maturity. They are not shed as they are a part of the animals skull.

If the young buck should develop small hard "bone" button like antlers that break the skin, they are shed before the new set will grow in. I have seen these ocassionally on young bucks that are old (born early) for their age class.

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from DeepWoodsHunter55 wrote 5 years 3 days ago

I think they would stay on there head till next season when they then will grow to horns.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 5 years 6 days ago

Good question. I imagine they lose them like the big boys.

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from buddyboy564 wrote 5 years 6 days ago

thats a good question but its hard to think that they would because sometimes they are still under the skin???

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from wallofsam wrote 5 years 6 days ago

No I don't think so. I've had 2 button bucks in my backyard for the last month, and the buttons are quite visable.

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 6 days ago

Good question I would say yes they do just like the rest of the deer. Wallofsam I would say that your's didn't grow horns last year and are starting to grow this years horn. Just my unofficial oppinion.

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from wallofsam wrote 5 years 6 days ago

That maybe so, but how come nobody finds little button sheds in the woods. Now if you thought normal shed hunting was hard, try finding the buttons!!! LOL

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from MNhunter23 wrote 5 years 5 days ago

I would have to say that they keep them throughout the spring and continue growing them the following summer. Two button bucks were hit by a train near my house and still had their knubs, it was mid March. I was wondering the same thing though, whether they kept their buttons from the year before or if they shed them and it was new growth already.

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from MNhunter23 wrote 5 years 5 days ago

It would be interesting to hear what the real answer is...anyone out there know?

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from MNhunter23 wrote 5 years 5 days ago

That makes a lot of sense, thanks beekeeper.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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