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#5424583 - 11/16/14 05:16 PM Broken off rack on one side???
twinbubba Offline
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Does such a buck qualify under the "unbranched on one side" rule???








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#5424588 - 11/16/14 05:20 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
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Yes I believe it does.
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#5424603 - 11/16/14 05:25 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
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#5424733 - 11/16/14 06:33 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
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Not if he still has a browtine with a mainbeam above it.
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#5424826 - 11/16/14 07:15 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
colt.45 Offline
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got a one sided 3pointer here. it will grow back next year. have seen lots of one sided bucks during archery hunts flag
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#5424930 - 11/16/14 07:53 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
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The deer I am talking about has 2 points on the right side and nothing on the left side.
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#5425257 - 11/16/14 09:33 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
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I pondered this question Friday evening as I watched a beautiful mature, would have been 10 point. He actually had 5 solid points on his right with a browtine that was 6-7 inches long, and he had heavy horn on that side. He got a pass. He's gonna' be a great deer next year. That busted rack got him a reprieve, at least from me...BTW, his hocks were dripping and his back legs were black from the hocks down.
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#5425488 - 11/17/14 12:04 AM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: Erathkid]
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
I pondered this question Friday evening as I watched a beautiful mature, would have been 10 point. He actually had 5 solid points on his right with a browtine that was 6-7 inches long, and he had heavy horn on that side. He got a pass. He's gonna' be a great deer next year. That busted rack got him a reprieve, at least from me...BTW, his hocks were dripping and his back legs were black from the hocks down.

scratch that's what i refur ta as a depends deer. bad bladder flag
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#5426523 - 11/17/14 02:10 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
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#5426586 - 11/17/14 02:33 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
7ARanch Offline
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Interesting since we have one showing up on camera that has a fork on one side and the other is broken off at the hairline. We got into a discussion about whether it was legal to take or not. I thought it was my buddy said no.
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#5426637 - 11/17/14 02:52 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
samsamthemex Offline
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I have been wondering the same thing. I had one walk out on me Sunday. Woulda been a nice 4 point but the right was broke off. He got a pass from me also.
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#5426649 - 11/17/14 03:00 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
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Interesting..I doubt there is a specific rule for that situation, but if I had to guess, I would say you would get a pass with a "don't do it again." Only reason I say that is because while I suppose it is technically following the law, it goes against the intent of the law.

Kind of like a "4 pointer" that ended up having a brow tine broke off on one side making him a 3 pointer. Just because there was a tine there, doesn't mean that it is illegal to shoot him. As he is, he has a spike on one side.
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#5426871 - 11/17/14 04:07 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
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I've always read the AR's literally. It says at least one un-branched antler. If one side is branched, and the other side is completely gone, he does not meet that definition. confused2
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#5426892 - 11/17/14 04:12 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
I've always read the AR's literally. It says at least one un-branched antler. If one side is branched, and the other side is completely gone, he does not meet that definition. confused2


What if it is 1"
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#5426927 - 11/17/14 04:24 PM Re: Broken off rack on one side??? [Re: twinbubba]
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Heck don't be giving Curly any ideas!

If it was legal you could shoot any buck you wanted and break off the antler on one side and have your meat deer.


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