WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                DECEMBER 14, 2004
                Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)

                                THE BUCKLE, INC.
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

           NEBRASKA                      001-12951               47-0366193
(State or other jurisdiction of         (Commission           (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)          File Number)         Identification No.)

               2407 WEST 24TH STREET, KEARNEY, NEBRASKA 68845-4915
               (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (308) 236-8491

         (Former name, former address and former fiscal year if changed
                               since last report)

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ITEM 8.01. Other Events




ITEM 8.01.  Other Events

Item 8.01. Information Provided Under Item 8.01 (Other Events). The following
information is furnished pursuant to Item 8.01 "Other Events." On December 14,
2004, The Buckle, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend of $.12 per share to be
paid on January 27, 2005 for shareholders of record at the close of business on
January 14, 2005. The full text of the press release is furnished as Exhibit
99.1 to this report.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                           The Buckle, Inc.

Date: December 14, 2004            By: /s/ KAREN B. RHOADS
                                           Name:  Karen B. Rhoads
                                           Title: Vice President of Finance,
                                           Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit 99.1      Press Release Dated December 14, 2004