Comings and goings of bucks

Updated: May 19, 2005, 11:53 AM ET
By John Phillips | Scripps Howard News Service

We've interviewed biologists and hunters about the button buck problem. Recently we discussed that reason seems to dictate that if you don't shoot button bucks you'll have more bucks to hunt the next year.

However, according to Brian Murphy, the executive director of the Quality Deer Management Association in Watkinsville, Georgia, "Research suggests that 50 to 80 percent of all button bucks that don't get harvested or die of natural causes before they're 1 year of age disperse from the ...

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