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Old 11-26-2017, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Can you tell the sex of a deer by its droppings?

I was told by a Huntmaster with the Texas Youth Hunting Program that there is a difference in the poop of a buck vs a doe. Thoughts?

If this is true, it would be valuable info when scouting.
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:07 PM   #2
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Buck droppings are saltier
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:07 PM   #3
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Thought it was the number of droppings.......and they taste different
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:10 PM   #4
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Buck droppings are more clumped together where doe poop is more like rabbit droppings, this is what I was always told.

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Old 11-26-2017, 05:14 PM   #5
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Sometimes! Depends on the moisture content of what they're eating, does and fawns will leave the small piles of pellets, bucks oftentimes have the pellets left glued together in one big ****. Seems like they all leave pellets when there's not much green for them to forage on. Not based on any scientific type studies just what I've observed from watching the neighborhood pets and what fertilizer they leave in my yard.
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If Huntmaster told you that, you can take it to the bank!
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:17 PM   #7
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Big matures bucks usually look more like dog turds than rabbit pellets, my observation in Kansas and Oklahoma anyway.
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:29 PM   #8
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90% of the people on this site, myself included sometimes, can't tell the difference between a 3y/o and a 7 y/o on the hoof, a nubbin and a doe at 30yds, a 175# pig and a 350# pig and misjudge a 150" buck to be 245", etc, etc.....now you want them deciphering ****?
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:56 PM   #9
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90% of the people on this site, myself included sometimes, can't tell the difference between a 3y/o and a 7 y/o on the hoof, a nubbin and a doe at 30yds, a 175# pig and a 350# pig and misjudge a 150" buck to be 245", etc, etc.....now you want them deciphering ****?
Accurate.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:00 PM   #10
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90% of the people on this site, myself included sometimes, can't tell the difference between a 3y/o and a 7 y/o on the hoof, a nubbin and a doe at 30yds, a 175# pig and a 350# pig and misjudge a 150" buck to be 245", etc, etc.....now you want them deciphering ****?
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:07 PM   #11
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I agree, y'all are great guys but I would never ask y'all to age a deer or guess a hogs weight.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:10 PM   #12
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Buck droppings are more clumped together where doe poop is more like rabbit droppings, this is what I was always told.



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The clumped together droppings are kind of like a plug that is released all at once, typically when a deer gets up from its bed. They are produced by both bucks and does. After they clear the plug the droppings will resemble the normal pellet type.


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Old 11-26-2017, 06:11 PM   #13
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Duh!! The doe's tirds most definitely DO NOT stink!!
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:14 PM   #14
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The iron clad theory is a doe will drop it while walking so it tends to be scattered whereas a buck will stop and take care of business. That's why bucks scat tends to be more clumped or piled, and a doe is scattered and separated.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:15 PM   #15
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The clumped together droppings are kind of like a plug that is released all at once, typically when a deer gets up from its bed. They are produced by both bucks and does. After they clear the plug the droppings will resemble the normal pellet type.


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This ^^^ is what I have seen.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:21 PM   #16
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Buck droppings are more clumped together where doe poop is more like rabbit droppings, this is what I was always told.



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Iíve heard this as well.


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Old 11-26-2017, 06:22 PM   #17
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:26 PM   #18
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90% of the people on this site, myself included sometimes, can't tell the difference between a 3y/o and a 7 y/o on the hoof, a nubbin and a doe at 30yds, a 175# pig and a 350# pig and misjudge a 150" buck to be 245", etc, etc.....now you want them deciphering ****?
Drops mike and walks away

I don't believe you can tell difference in buck vs doe poop any more than I believe you can tell a buck track from a doe track.
Unless in either case you observed deer that was pooping or leaving the track
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:26 PM   #19
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:39 PM   #20
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I always believed that the clumped up dropping were deposited after they got up from bedding
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:47 PM   #21
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90% of the people on this site, myself included sometimes, can't tell the difference between a 3y/o and a 7 y/o on the hoof, a nubbin and a doe at 30yds, a 175# pig and a 350# pig and misjudge a 150" buck to be 245", etc, etc.....now you want them deciphering ****?
That's funny I don't care who you are
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:51 PM   #22
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Heard the same thing at a tyhp hunt. Then he reached down and grabbed a few "pellets" and said that buck droppings were bitter as he tossed them in his mouth. It was a joke just to gross the kids out. Unfortunately, he didn't get it out in time and this girl reached down and tried some for herself.

The huntmasters had a handful of black beans that he ate. The little girl, who had a potty mouth, had a mouthful of poop.

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Old 11-26-2017, 06:53 PM   #23
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Next time yall kill a buck and a doe, compare their droppings in their colon.

As far as I know the size of the droppings is indicative of size of the animal. The consistency has more to do with what they have been consuming. Real green or rich food will make their poop stick together or clump and be softer.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:53 PM   #24
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90% of the people on this site, myself included sometimes, can't tell the difference between a 3y/o and a 7 y/o on the hoof, a nubbin and a doe at 30yds, a 175# pig and a 350# pig and misjudge a 150" buck to be 245", etc, etc.....now you want them deciphering ****?
Well, that's the end of that discussion. I couldn't agree more. There are guys that swear they can tell the difference between buck and doe tracks. Those same guys bring in a yearling spike that "was a doe" at 50 yards through a scoped rifle.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:54 PM   #25
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Drops mike and walks away

I don't believe you can tell difference in buck vs doe poop any more than I believe you can tell a buck track from a doe track.
Unless in either case you observed deer that was pooping or leaving the track
X2! A guy on our lease can tell buck tracks from doe tracks, because buck tracks have dew claws. All deer have dew claws. I'll agree that bucks are usually heavier and make a deeper impression, but if the ground is soft, or it's a big doe, they can leave the same tracks.

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Old 11-26-2017, 07:39 PM   #26
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X2! A guy on our lease can tell buck tracks from doe tracks, because buck tracks have dew claws. All deer have dew claws. I'll agree that bucks are usually heavier and make a deeper impression, but if the ground is soft, or it's a big doe, they can leave the same tracks.

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If this site would have been around many many years ago, I could have saved a lot of money getting my biology degree.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:55 AM   #29
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This is possibly the greatest post EVER!!!!
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:03 AM   #30
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The iron clad theory is a doe will drop it while walking so it tends to be scattered whereas a buck will stop and take care of business. That's why bucks scat tends to be more clumped or piled, and a doe is scattered and separated.
Heard the same theory but opposite. Buck doesn't stop walking when he craps leaving a trail of pellets, doe will stop and crap in one spot (small pile of pellets), going to have to watch closer to verify.
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:43 AM   #32
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Do girl deers poop?

According to my some post on here previously and people talking, girls dont poop or fart.............
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According to my some post on here previously and people talking, girls dont poop or fart.............


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This post is total DEER SHxT! or Bull which ever you prefer.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:25 AM   #38
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:28 PM   #43
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There was a place that had penned up deer. And we seen all of them poop. Bucks, does ,fawns. And some of each sex and age group will poop pellets and some will have pellets stuck together. I believe it is there diet that determines the shape and consistency of there dropping. Fawn dropping of course are smaller in size but sometimes clumps, sometimes balls. And all will poop standing still and while walking.
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Buck droppings are "crunchier" than doe droppings when you chew them and have more of a leather/tobacco aftertaste.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:06 PM   #46
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Well done, Curt, well done!
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:08 PM   #47
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Buck droppings usually come from a buck. Doe droppings usually come from a doe.

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Buck droppings are flatter, because they fall from 1 hole higher.
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:27 PM   #49
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Buck droppings are flatter, because they fall from 1 hole higher.
Hmmm.

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