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65 Deer Nicknames for Your Favorite Hit-List Buck


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As soon as hunting season sneaks up on us, we all begin daydreaming about the giant buck that could end up hanging on the wall. Many hunters, namely those who set up trail cameras long before opening day, are keeping tabs on a particular buck that stands out from the rest. Typically, the difference between our target buck and the other potential shooters is a matter of size, but every so often it's the a unique feature in the buck's antlers that demands our attention.

Perhaps it's the infinite number of ways a deer's antlers can grow that makes hunting them so addicting, as a buck's headgear can tell such a colorful story. And, because of this, many hunters will give nicknames to the deer they're after, igniting a long game of cat and mouse that we'll remember long after the season comes to an end. However, to properly honor such an epic chase, the moniker you give your deer has to be fitting, and more importantly, it has to be memorable.

If you're still watching a target buck, or perhaps you've already taken one that still deserves a good name, we're here to help with 65 awesome buck names we came up with. Maybe the buck you've spotted on trail cameras has some nice kickers, a one-of-a-kind crab claw, or maybe it just has the widest frame you've ever seen. No matter the characteristics that inspire your choice, just make sure it fits.

Forget the baby name books! Take a look at this comprehensive list of deer nicknames and get out a notepad for your favorites to keep around deer camp.

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  1. Hollywood
  2. Tex
  3. Hershey
  4. Whitey
  5. High Tower
  6. Bullwinkle
  7. Big Nasty
  8. Lotto
  9. Powerball
  10. Mr. Crabs
  11. Moose
  12. Great 8
  13. Monarch
  14. Smoke Stacks
  15. Sticks
  16. Stubby
  17. Patches
  18. Ghost
  19. Nightwalker
  20. Dozer
  21. Mr. Miyagi
  22. Old Timer
  23. Swamp Donkey
  24. Corkscrew
  25. Maxbo
  26. Rambo
  27. Smokeshow
  28. Y2K
  29. BC
  30. Booner
  31. Brutus
  32. Captain
  33. Buckzilla
  34. Zeus
  35. Tank
  36. Shrek
  37. Pretty Boy
  38. Outlaw
  39. Pig
  40. MacDaddy
  41. King Kong
  42. John Deere
  43. Goliath
  44. Empire
  45. Bull Buck
  46. Dreamer
  47. Splitter
  48. Bruiser
  49. Mr. October
  50. Frank the Tank
  51. 4 x 6
  52. Uncle Buck
  53. Stickers
  54. The  Pope
  55. Big Pine
  56. Velvet
  57. Casper
  58. Buster
  59. Rogue
  60. Secret Agent
  61. El Diablo
  62. Chupacabra
  63. Bull Dozer
  64. Ninja
  65. Funky Buck

These 65 deer names should fit a buck you have your sights on, if not, it's a heck of a start. Don't have a hit list buck yet? Don't panic, there's still time!

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