Buck-fever



nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter upon the approach of game.
any nervous excitement preceding a new experience.
Historical Examples

The Trail of The Badger Sidford F. Hamp
American Big-Game Hunting Various

noun
nervous excitement felt by inexperienced hunters at the approach of game

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