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#6460594 - 09/20/16 02:48 PM East Texas Buck legal?
buckedup Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/13/16
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60 acres surrounded by National forest in East Texas, what do you think?



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#6460601 - 09/20/16 02:53 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Looks like he will make it but it's gonna be close
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#6460603 - 09/20/16 02:53 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
TexasKC Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
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He might just barely be legal. I wouldn't shoot him.

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#6460608 - 09/20/16 02:57 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: TexasKC]
buckedup Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/13/16
Posts: 27
Always hard to make that decision in East Texas but if he makes it another year, he could be a nice buck

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#6460631 - 09/20/16 03:09 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
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I think hes legal. Being that he appears mature/almost mature, id bet his ears are closer to 14" wide and not 13". Since he probably lives in and spends alot of time in the national forest, somebody is gonna shoot that deer if they have the chance.
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#6460639 - 09/20/16 03:12 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: rickym]
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
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Originally Posted By: rickym
I think hes legal. Being that he appears mature/almost mature, id bet his ears are closer to 14" wide and not 13". Since he probably lives in and spends alot of time in the national forest, somebody is gonna shoot that deer if they have the chance.


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#6460645 - 09/20/16 03:14 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
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I think I'd wait til all the traffic starts in the national forest and get his daddy. Its only a matter f time before the biguns look for a hideout.
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#6460647 - 09/20/16 03:15 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
jshouse Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
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Loc: Rockwall
I say no, looks like a nice 3yo and if he is in the right area of a NF he has a good chance to make it.
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#6460682 - 09/20/16 03:31 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
Herbie Hancock Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
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Loc: Cypress, Texas
I would let him walk, but of course being next to national forest he will probably be shot by another hunter at first sight.

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#6460689 - 09/20/16 03:35 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
crice8 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/02/15
Posts: 35
Loc: Tyler,TX
I would say he is about 14-15"

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#6460695 - 09/20/16 03:37 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Loc: Kingwood
2yo 14" is my guess.

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#6460722 - 09/20/16 03:51 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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To early in the year and to close to think about shooting him.
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#6460764 - 09/20/16 04:13 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
Greg Z Offline
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Registered: 02/01/05
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Loc: TX, Rockwall
Spread looks to be beyond his ears. definitely a shooter.
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#6460777 - 09/20/16 04:23 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
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I'll give someone's suggestion from another thread. Shoot him in between the eyes then measure.
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#6460786 - 09/20/16 04:31 PM Re: East Texas Buck legal? [Re: buckedup]
buckedup Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/13/16
Posts: 27
I got these two pictures last year, the only decent pictures of a buck at my feeder in the same area. Do you think it is the same buck as above?



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