Definition of buck fever in English:

buck fever

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[mass noun] North American informal
Nervousness felt by novice hunters when they first sight game: it wasn’t a simple case of buck fever, because he had killed his first moose
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  • If you think buck fever is something at 200 or 300 yards, try it at 10 and be ready to rock.
  • I can provide new first-time hunters with a stable firing platform that hides all of their buck fever and fidgeting.
  • Another form of buck fever is inability to pull the trigger.

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