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#6171275 - 02/05/16 06:26 PM I don't know if this has been posted yet
jsplinter Offline
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But looks like possibly some changes for next season

http://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20160205a
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#6171299 - 02/05/16 06:36 PM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: jsplinter]
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Thanks, I hadn't seen that yet!
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#6171576 - 02/05/16 10:12 PM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: jsplinter]
StretchR Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: Hutto, TX (Williamson Co)
I'd like to see the East Texas changes, but not likely I'll get to the Panhandle or buy a muzzle loader.

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#6171657 - 02/06/16 01:55 AM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: jsplinter]
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Very interesting about the spike vs unbranched antler. That throws people off when it comes to the extended season. During regular season if it is unbranched on one side it is legal but the extended season it must be a true spike. Sounds like they will make an unbranched on one side will be legal in the extended season. Not sure how I feel about that. I wish they would just make it spikes and 13 inch+ spread for regular and spike/doe only in extended. Being selfish here but seeing a kid or now adult take a 3 year old deer with half a 19 inch rack broken off cause it is legal is not best management. Take a doe or spike...

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#6171681 - 02/06/16 05:23 AM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: jsplinter]
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I would love to see the muzzleloader season. up
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#6171754 - 02/06/16 07:57 AM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: jsplinter]
crooked horn Offline
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When are they going to implement the Special Early Velvet Spike One Antlered Cross Eyed Sling Shot Season? This is just getting ridiculous in my opinion.
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#6171783 - 02/06/16 08:39 AM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: Txduckman]
ChrisB Offline
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Originally Posted By: Txduckman
Very interesting about the spike vs unbranched antler. That throws people off when it comes to the extended season. During regular season if it is unbranched on one side it is legal but the extended season it must be a true spike. Sounds like they will make an unbranched on one side will be legal in the extended season. Not sure how I feel about that. I wish they would just make it spikes and 13 inch+ spread for regular and spike/doe only in extended. Being selfish here but seeing a kid or now adult take a 3 year old deer with half a 19 inch rack broken off cause it is legal is not best management. Take a doe or spike...

Kinda hard for some to take a doe in east Texas if they don't bow hunt. One weekend season doesn't give you much time to get it done.

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#6172645 - 02/07/16 07:07 AM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: ChrisB]
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Originally Posted By: ChrisB
Kinda hard for some to take a doe in east Texas if they don't bow hunt. One weekend season doesn't give you much time to get it done.


Nothing has divided the deer hunting community more than separate seasons based on hunting methods. And there is no question that it was done in large part to create new markets for equipment. If the decision were mine, there would be a single season that included all methods.
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#6172964 - 02/07/16 12:10 PM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: jsplinter]
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Thank you for posting this info.

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#6173012 - 02/07/16 01:03 PM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: ChrisB
Kinda hard for some to take a doe in east Texas if they don't bow hunt. One weekend season doesn't give you much time to get it done.


Nothing has divided the deer hunting community more than separate seasons based on hunting methods. And there is no question that it was done in large part to create new markets for equipment. If the decision were mine, there would be a single season that included all methods.


I agree 100% Dan.

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#6173059 - 02/07/16 01:33 PM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: jsplinter]
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I'm glad to see they are defining "unbranched antler" since that has caused a lot of confusion. I would almost bet it will be an antler with no point, which is defined as at least 1" long. If so, it will be like the 13" rule. Hunters will be checking deer with binoculars wondering if it is 1" or 3/4".
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#6173084 - 02/07/16 02:06 PM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: ChrisB
Kinda hard for some to take a doe in east Texas if they don't bow hunt. One weekend season doesn't give you much time to get it done.


Nothing has divided the deer hunting community more than separate seasons based on hunting methods. And there is no question that it was done in large part to create new markets for equipment. If the decision were mine, there would be a single season that included all methods.


I agree, but I bet most on here don't.
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#6173258 - 02/07/16 04:51 PM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: ChrisB
Kinda hard for some to take a doe in east Texas if they don't bow hunt. One weekend season doesn't give you much time to get it done.


Nothing has divided the deer hunting community more than separate seasons based on hunting methods. And there is no question that it was done in large part to create new markets for equipment. If the decision were mine, there would be a single season that included all methods.


I agree, but I bet most on here don't.


I would vote for it. up
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#6173261 - 02/07/16 04:53 PM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: ChrisB
Kinda hard for some to take a doe in east Texas if they don't bow hunt. One weekend season doesn't give you much time to get it done.


Nothing has divided the deer hunting community more than separate seasons based on hunting methods. And there is no question that it was done in large part to create new markets for equipment. If the decision were mine, there would be a single season that included all methods.


I agree, but I bet most on here don't.

One season...all methods....keep youth seasons and adjust limits in the "by county" bag limits..... cheers
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#6173915 - 02/08/16 01:12 AM Re: I don't know if this has been posted yet [Re: jsplinter]
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I would love to have a time during gun season to kill a doe in Karnes county. Only can shoot a foe with bow during archery at the moment. Even if I only had one week to do it and could only shoot one I'd be thrilled. I'm not into killing young spikes for a second deer every year and killing a 13inch or better every year just doesn't happen.

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