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#6043637 - 11/22/15 03:59 PM Got a buck I'm not sure is legal.
NHughan Offline
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Registered: 11/22/15
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I hunt in a county with antler restrictions and I've got a buck coming to my feeder that I'm not sure is legal. He looks to be at least 3 years old but has antlers growing out of one side(only 2 points on it) but doesn't have an antler on the other side. There is either a nub where the antler never broke the skin or he broke it off. Does anyone know if this is a legal buck to kill? The wording says they must have at least one unbranched antler but again the antler is not there just a nub.

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#6043648 - 11/22/15 04:04 PM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
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Does the one antler he has go out beyond the tip of the ear?

Also, welcome
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#6043665 - 11/22/15 04:11 PM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
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I think it does. It's got a wide curve. I'm in the blind already so I don't have my laptop to check but I think it's right at the tip of his ear. And thank you

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#6043674 - 11/22/15 04:15 PM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
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Kill it! He has to have "two" antlers to meet antler restrictions!
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#6043693 - 11/22/15 04:27 PM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
NHughan Offline
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Registered: 11/22/15
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Appreciate the advice guys. Just had a legal 6 point walk out I've been watching on camera and took him

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#6043725 - 11/22/15 04:44 PM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
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Congrats.... cheers
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#6043774 - 11/22/15 05:09 PM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
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#6044354 - 11/22/15 09:42 PM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
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#6044754 - 11/23/15 08:27 AM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
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If the antler has broken off, I'm not sure it would be legal. Otherwise, you could shoot any buck and break one side off to make it legal.
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#6045045 - 11/23/15 10:25 AM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
If the antler has broken off, I'm not sure it would be legal. Otherwise, you could shoot any buck and break one side off to make it legal.


I have an email from Vance Flowers (Current Mills County GW) over this exact subject, his words, the law states "Un-branched Antler" doesn't matter if it is broken or not, as long as it is Un-branched.
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#6045136 - 11/23/15 10:56 AM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
NHughan Offline
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Registered: 11/22/15
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Loc: Devine, TX
I will try to get a photo uploaded. It won't let me upload a photo from my phone. I'll also post a photo of the buck in question.

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#6045191 - 11/23/15 11:11 AM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
NHughan Offline
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Registered: 11/22/15
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Loc: Devine, TX

Here is the picture of the deer in question. It's a night shot but I will try to find a day shot

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#6045307 - 11/23/15 12:13 PM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
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I did a quick hack job on the antler image. If you are going to take it, I would only do it based on the at least one unbranched antler rules. I don't think it would be 13" inside if both antlers were still there. If the antler base is healed, then it would be clear that you didn't remove the antler just to meet the regs. confused2


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#6045344 - 11/23/15 12:39 PM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
NHughan Offline
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Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 9
Loc: Devine, TX
Yea. I wish they would make it more clear on the restrictions.

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#6045346 - 11/23/15 12:40 PM Re: Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. [Re: NHughan]
NHughan Offline
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Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 9
Loc: Devine, TX

Here's the buck I took that night.

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