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#5901987 - 08/29/15 12:02 AM Picking up downed waterfowl?
BlakeJ Offline
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Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 681
Loc: CenTex
What is the actual written law about picking up your ducks and geese after you shoot them? Does it have to be done immediately? I can't find it written anywhere. If there is a rule on it, can someone please post it?

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#5902009 - 08/29/15 12:45 AM Re: Picking up downed waterfowl? [Re: BlakeJ]
Cole P Offline
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Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 421
Loc: East of Dallas
Straight from TPWD website...
A reasonable effort must be made to retrieve any killed or wounded birds and any wounded bird retrieved must be immediately killed and made a part of the bag limit. After retention, the birds must be kept in an edible condition.

You need to immediately retrieve your birds, you will inevitably wound birds and they need to be dispatched quickly. I use my dog to retrieve my birds, nothing like watching them work.

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#5902013 - 08/29/15 01:00 AM Re: Picking up downed waterfowl? [Re: BlakeJ]
BlakeJ Offline
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Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 681
Loc: CenTex
Right, I saw that it mentioned immediately going after wounded birds. But I couldn't find anything on when you have to pick up your dead birds.

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#5902077 - 08/29/15 06:53 AM Re: Picking up downed waterfowl? [Re: BlakeJ]
1 Year Wonder Offline
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Registered: 09/02/08
Posts: 579
Loc: BattleAxe, TX
It does not say to immediately pick them up.

It says to immediately kill um if they are wounded.
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#5902547 - 08/29/15 12:50 PM Re: Picking up downed waterfowl? [Re: BlakeJ]
#Hayraker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11674
Loc: Texas
You have 3.5 minutes to retrieve birds.
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#5904175 - 08/30/15 04:09 PM Re: Picking up downed waterfowl? [Re: BlakeJ]
JRR Offline
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Registered: 01/05/05
Posts: 364
Loc: Collinsville, Tx
We pick up geese in between flights, wait until we don't see any flying and then do it quickly. We shoot to kill so no wounded ones......

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