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#5548111 - 01/17/15 08:39 AM Tag question
allterrain Offline
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One of the hunters on my place shot a nubbin buck with no antler protruding. Is an antlerless tag used or a buck tag? This occurred during the general hunting season and am just wondering. I would think an antlerless tag is ok but not sure and the hunter used a buck tag.


Edited by allterrain (01/17/15 08:51 AM)
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#5548170 - 01/17/15 09:17 AM Re: Tag question [Re: allterrain]
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scratch a nubblen, while it may have de cahona's tis still antlerless. tis guessing hunter took it for a doe. dont think he would get inta trouble for using a buck tag. 2cents tis good question flag
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#5548175 - 01/17/15 09:21 AM Re: Tag question [Re: allterrain]
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If no antler is protruding through the skin it's an antlerless, even if you can see and feel bumps. If anything sticks through the skin at all, it's a buck.
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#5548194 - 01/17/15 09:29 AM Re: Tag question [Re: Grizz]
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Originally Posted By: Grizz
If no antler is protruding through the skin it's an antlerless, even if you can see and feel bumps. If anything sticks through the skin at all, it's a buck.
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#5548265 - 01/17/15 10:16 AM Re: Tag question [Re: Grizz]
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Originally Posted By: Grizz
If no antler is protruding through the skin it's an antlerless, even if you can see and feel bumps. If anything sticks through the skin at all, it's a buck.

confused2 so would a nubbin be considered protruding flag
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#5548369 - 01/17/15 12:08 PM Re: Tag question [Re: allterrain]
Dave B Offline
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He did the right thing. Tagged as a buck.


Edited by Dave B (01/17/15 12:14 PM)
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#5548376 - 01/17/15 12:10 PM Re: Tag question [Re: allterrain]
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A "buck deer" is a deer with a hardened antler protruding through the skin. A "spike buck deer" is a buck with no antler having more than one point. All other deer are antlerless deer. A spike buck must be tagged with a buck deer tag from the hunter's hunting license or applicable permit.


http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/2014-2015/animals/white-tailed-deer
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#5548425 - 01/17/15 12:40 PM Re: Tag question [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
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A "buck deer" is a deer with a hardened antler protruding through the skin. A "spike buck deer" is a buck with no antler having more than one point. All other deer are antlerless deer. A spike buck must be tagged with a buck deer tag from the hunter's hunting license or applicable permit.


http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/2014-2015/animals/white-tailed-deer



looks like he taged it wrong. flag
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#5548492 - 01/17/15 01:55 PM Re: Tag question [Re: Dave B]
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Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1958
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Originally Posted By: Dave B
He did the right thing. Tagged as a buck.
Nope!!! And if he had gotten checked, a ticket could have been issued for illegally tagged deer.

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#5548505 - 01/17/15 02:20 PM Re: Tag question [Re: sqiggy]
Sneaky Offline
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Originally Posted By: sqiggy
Originally Posted By: Dave B
He did the right thing. Tagged as a buck.
Nope!!! And if he had gotten checked, a ticket could have been issued for illegally tagged deer.


For tagging a buck as a buck?

The tags are buck or antlerless. Think about that. They aren't buck and doe tags. They aren't antlered and antlerless. They're buck and antlerless.
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#5548523 - 01/17/15 02:50 PM Re: Tag question [Re: allterrain]
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Antlerless is exactly what it means, if it doesn't have antlers, it is an antlerless tag, no matter what kind of hardware he has. Tagging it with a buck tag is incorrect. Likewise shooting a buck with no antlers coming through the skin is legal in antlerless only season, and you would tag it as antlerless. The TPWD description is surprisingly clear on this issue.

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#5548526 - 01/17/15 02:53 PM Re: Tag question [Re: allterrain]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
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Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
A deer such as he described is an antlerless buck. Perhaps use of either tag would be okay. confused
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#5548529 - 01/17/15 02:57 PM Re: Tag question [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
A deer such as he described is an antlerless buck. Perhaps use of either tag would be okay. confused
The only acceptable tags would be antlerless or buck/antlerless tag. A buck tag alone would be incorrect. Not sure what is unclear about that.

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#5548531 - 01/17/15 03:00 PM Re: Tag question [Re: allterrain]
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What's unclear is that the deer is a buck. Are you a TPWD game-warden?
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#5548533 - 01/17/15 03:03 PM Re: Tag question [Re: allterrain]
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Nope but I shot a nubbing buck two years ago and consulted one on how to tag it. Although again it states very clearly that a deer with no protruding antlers should be tagged as antlerless, regardless of the sex: don't take my word for it though, call your GW if you think I'm wrong.

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