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#6064371 - 12/03/15 09:47 AM Would you shoot a mature narrow deer
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Registered: 04/24/15
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Loc: Pittsburg, TX
I was reading a magizene the other day that had a buck that grossed scored over 200 that was only 11 1/2 inches wide it was a very mature deer. Since the AR is to mainly target older mature deer since it's not wide enough would you still shoot it?
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#6064379 - 12/03/15 09:51 AM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: Aggieman775]
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Registered: 05/11/10
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Loc: Copperas Cove
We had a discussion like this the other day when watching a hunting show. The buck was a monster but was very tall and narrow. The law is the law, and I don't know that you will get many to self incriminate
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#6064389 - 12/03/15 09:53 AM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: Aggieman775]
BenBob Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
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Loc: Undercover
No ARs where I hunt. Does that tell you my answer?
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#6064393 - 12/03/15 09:55 AM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: Aggieman775]
jsplinter Offline
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It would be cool if you could text the game warden a picture and have him buy off on it as knowing it is a mature deer and definitely a shooter
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#6064396 - 12/03/15 10:00 AM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: jsplinter]
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Originally Posted By: jsplinter
It would be cool if you could text the game warden a picture and have him buy off on it as knowing it is a mature deer and definitely a shooter


It's happened before. Not with the text message, but the GW giving a pass on an illegal deer that was fully mature
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#6064399 - 12/03/15 10:02 AM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: Aggieman775]
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As big and old as that deer was he wasn't getting any bigger.
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#6064467 - 12/03/15 10:39 AM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: Aggieman775]
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Registered: 07/13/09
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Originally Posted By: Aggieman775
I was reading a magizene the other day that had a buck that grossed scored over 200 that was only 11 1/2 inches wide it was a very mature deer. Since the AR is to mainly target older mature deer since it's not wide enough would you still shoot it?
If you are referring to the one in Rack magazine, I saw that too, and yes, I would kill it all day long!!!

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#6064482 - 12/03/15 10:41 AM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: sqiggy]
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Originally Posted By: sqiggy
Originally Posted By: Aggieman775
I was reading a magizene the other day that had a buck that grossed scored over 200 that was only 11 1/2 inches wide it was a very mature deer. Since the AR is to mainly target older mature deer since it's not wide enough would you still shoot it?
If you are referring to the one in Rack magazine, I saw that too, and yes, I would kill it all day long!!!


Yes That is the one
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#6064490 - 12/03/15 10:45 AM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: Aggieman775]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
I do not hunt an AR county. If I did and saw a 200 inch fully mature deer that did not meet AR's I would probably be glad I process my own meat.
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#6064540 - 12/03/15 11:07 AM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: Aggieman775]
Kenny Powers Offline
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I would shoot it.
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#6064579 - 12/03/15 11:26 AM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: Aggieman775]
Flags Offline
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Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
I've always been a meat hunter and have never agreed with antler restrictions. As far as I am concerned the tag belongs to the hunter and if he/she is happy with a buck they should be able to shoot it. So my answer is yes, if legal that deer will go down.

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#6064608 - 12/03/15 11:42 AM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: Flags]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Originally Posted By: Flags
I've always been a meat hunter and have never agreed with antler restrictions. As far as I am concerned the tag belongs to the hunter and if he/she is happy with a buck they should be able to shoot it. So my answer is yes, if legal that deer will go down.


Yes, but he is saying the deer is in an AR county, is not legal by AR's but is a huge mature buck. Now, what do you do?

Pass him or break the law?
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#6064648 - 12/03/15 12:14 PM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: Aggieman775]
Curly Offline
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Registered: 08/08/08
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Loc: Sittin on my butt on the THF
Back when Johnny Law would allow it.
Our neck of the woods is full of narrow racked bucks.
Now they are safe and allowed to spread their genes.
So there'll be more and more bucks that get to live.
I personally think the only thing ugly about a tall narrow racked buck
is the fact that they're illegal to shoot.



Edited by Curly (12/03/15 12:20 PM)
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#6064732 - 12/03/15 01:01 PM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: titan2232]
Branden Offline
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Registered: 12/14/10
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Originally Posted By: titan2232
Originally Posted By: jsplinter
It would be cool if you could text the game warden a picture and have him buy off on it as knowing it is a mature deer and definitely a shooter


It's happened before. Not with the text message, but the GW giving a pass on an illegal deer that was fully mature
the GW I know wouldn't do that for a buddy, on a 13pt that will probably go 150-155" 5-6yr old and they told him law is the law, doesn't matter. He wants this deer gone and can't. Told her he would shoot him between the eyes, she just laughed they know each other good.

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#6065128 - 12/03/15 04:54 PM Re: Would you shoot a mature narrow deer [Re: Aggieman775]
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Registered: 08/09/10
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Loc: Houston, TX
I have and would again in a heartbeat. I've got a 221 that's 13 7/8 and a 210 that is 11 0/8. I love wide deer as much as most. In truth, width looks nice but is the least important in total inches of antler. Give me long beams, great mass and a bunch of long tines and I'm happy. However, I would never kill a buck if doing so violated the law. Nor would I ever put a GW in that position.

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