Common Misconceptions of Whitetails

Author: James L. Bruner

Myth:
A buck always defecates in it’s bed before leaving.

Fact:
This has been stated many times by young and old hunters alike. Think about this for a moment. You have seen literally hundreds of bedding areas and how many times have you seen any waste in those beds? Perhaps given the buck to doe ratio, and the sparse evidence, created the backbone to this myth. It has been noted that a buck urinates in the center of its bed while a doe urinates at the edges. If you feel full of adventure in deciding whether or not a buck slept there you cant take it from there and either feel for moisture or take a good whiff. Good luck.
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