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#5407708 - 11/08/14 09:21 PM Best way to tell 13inch spread
huskerman Offline
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Registered: 04/16/13
Posts: 32
Loc: Pasedena, Tx
I know TPWD guide says alert ears if outside that should be 13inches. Hunting first time in AR and looking to get in trouble. Is there any other ways people use to tell the spread.

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#5407777 - 11/08/14 09:54 PM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: huskerman]
esnow74 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 267
Loc: Ellis County, TX
Best decision is if there is any question, just pass. If it's not obvious then I'm not going to risk it.

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#5407782 - 11/08/14 09:59 PM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: esnow74]
Western Online   content
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Originally Posted By: esnow74
Best decision is if there is any question, just pass. If it's not obvious then I'm not going to risk it.


Same here, I know that most the time if the ears fit inside the frame, he is gtg. On the line and I will likely pass.
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#5407793 - 11/08/14 10:07 PM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: huskerman]
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Best way to tell is to shoot and measure it. Smartest way is like previously stated, in doubt, wait on another one.
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#5408053 - 11/09/14 06:58 AM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: passthru]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: passthru
Best way to tell is to shoot and measure it. Smartest way is like previously stated, in doubt, wait on another one.


Lol...

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#5408099 - 11/09/14 07:54 AM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: huskerman]
cameron00 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8510
Loc: Texas
Shoot it, measure it, if it's 13, you're good to go. If not, smash the skull, spread it out the remainder, and you're good to go.

***Note: The above advice is dumb and not intended to be taken seriously****

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#5408142 - 11/09/14 08:28 AM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: huskerman]
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I watched a tall- racked eight point this weekend that would most likely have passed. But it seemed the height of his rack gave off a bit of an allusion as to it's true width.
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#5408457 - 11/09/14 11:58 AM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: huskerman]
huskerman Offline
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Registered: 04/16/13
Posts: 32
Loc: Pasedena, Tx
Haha, some funny answers, yeah didn't see anything today so didn't have to worry about passing or shooting but yeah that's my general rule if it's close just pass.

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#5408462 - 11/09/14 12:05 PM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: huskerman]
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I had a friend that cut pvc pipe and hung it in trees where his deer typically feed and around his feeder to use as a reference confused2
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#5408538 - 11/09/14 12:53 PM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: txshntr]
Western Online   content
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
I had a friend that cut pvc pipe and hung it in trees where his deer typically feed and around his feeder to use as a reference confused2


I will sell those for $19.95.............. 1" white PVC 13" grin Shipping $7


Edited by Western (11/09/14 12:54 PM)
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#5408559 - 11/09/14 01:03 PM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
I had a friend that cut pvc pipe and hung it in trees where his deer typically feed and around his feeder to use as a reference confused2

Back in the early 90's I used to put a strip of white duct tape with a black mark every 3" on the side of every protein feeder.
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#5408969 - 11/09/14 04:51 PM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: huskerman]
Hunt n Fish Offline
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Already passed up a couple of "could be's". I just made my mind up that if I can't see an inch or more of space between tip of ear and main beam I'm not pulling the trigger.....Most of the time they're too young anyway!
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#5409233 - 11/09/14 06:53 PM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: huskerman]
Curly Offline
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This thread shouldn't even need to exist. 2cents
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#5409527 - 11/09/14 08:55 PM Re: Best way to tell 13inch spread [Re: Hunt n Fish]
Texas Dan Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Hunt n Fish
I just made my mind up that if I can't see an inch or more of space between tip of ear and main beam I'm not pulling the trigger.


That has always been my approach as well. I've got to see easily recognizable space between the outside edges of the ears in the alert position, and the inside of the spread.
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