It is often the first installation in a deer camp. It is usually a timber cut from nearby woods but it could be a salvaged scrap pipe. Regardless, it is always a place for hunters to gather, assess and admire deer. It is the buck pole, a symbol of success to American hunters.
Love ’em or hate ’em, they are a feature of deer seasons across many states. Here’s the background—and the pros and cons—of earn-a-buck tags.