buck fever


Definition of buck fever

: nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter at the sight of game

Examples of buck fever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fortunately, over 30 years of hunting experience took over and Smith raised his .257 Roberts before the buck fever set in. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, "Crockett National Forest scouting trip becomes Diboll man’s hunt of a lifetime," 19 Nov. 2020 Big bucks galore, from the Boone and Crockett record book archives Just in case you haven’t been totally consumed by buck fever yet, here’s one last nudge to tip you all the way over the edge. Pj Delhomme, Outdoor Life, "The Top 40 Typical and Nontypical Whitetails of All Time," 1 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of buck fever

1841, in the meaning defined above

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25 Nov 2020

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“Buck fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buck%20fever. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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