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#6474490 - 09/29/16 11:37 PM Legal spike buck question Poetry Shooting Club
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Loc: Poetry, Texas Kaufman County 8...
We have a spike at the feeders and he has two single UN-branched spike antlers. In my County Kaufman we have antler restrictions and a buck with an UN-branched antler is legal to harvest. I say what we have is a young buck with no Branched antlers and as such too young to have branched antlers and not legal to harvest.

Am I right???

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#6474524 - 09/30/16 02:36 AM Re: Legal spike buck question Poetry Shooting Club [Re: shooterwalter]
Alim Offline
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Legal.

From the handbook, :In antler restricted counties, a legal buck deer is defined as having:
•a hardened antler protruding through the skin AND;
•at least one unbranched antler; OR
•an inside spread measurement between main beams of 13 inches or greater (does not apply to a buck that has an unbranched antler).

"At least one unbranched antler. That means 2 unbranched antlers are legal too.

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#6474585 - 09/30/16 07:02 AM Re: Legal spike buck question Poetry Shooting Club [Re: shooterwalter]
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Age doesn't play into antler restrictions. Could be a one year old spike and be legal. Could also be a 9 year old 200" freak but if he's not 13" wide, he's illegal to shoot.

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#6474895 - 09/30/16 11:02 AM Re: Legal spike buck question Poetry Shooting Club [Re: shooterwalter]
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Loc: Poetry, Texas Kaufman County 8...
So it seems the buck with two unbranched antlers would be legal ?
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#6474919 - 09/30/16 11:15 AM Re: Legal spike buck question Poetry Shooting Club [Re: shooterwalter]
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Correct, if it seems like a yearling I would let it walk. Any older and its meat in the freezer
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#6475517 - 09/30/16 09:11 PM Re: Legal spike buck question Poetry Shooting Club [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
Correct, if it seems like a yearling I would let it walk. Any older and its meat in the freezer


Meh,for a kid hunt I'd let one fly. Tasty meat there!
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#6475887 - 10/01/16 10:34 AM Re: Legal spike buck question Poetry Shooting Club [Re: shooterwalter]
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Definitely legal.

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