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

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

  • #2
    Good question. I imagine they lose them like the big boys.

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    • #3
      thats a good question but its hard to think that they would because sometimes they are still under the skin???

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                It would be interesting to hear what the real answer is...anyone out there know?

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                • #9

                  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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                  • #10
                    That makes a lot of sense, thanks beekeeper.

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                    • #11
                      I think they would stay on there head till next season when they then will grow to horns.

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                      • #12
                        Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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