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#6476906 - 10/02/16 10:02 AM Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer?
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Part of our lease boarders a high fence deer breeder and we found out this week that at least 2 of his does have escaped and now are on our property, we have them on game camera. The owner of the high fence has already informed us of this and he knows that he won't be able to get them back. As a group, we have all agreed not to harvest either doe.

One of the guys made a comment that it is illegal for anyone to shoot a deer that is tagged, is that true?


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#6476909 - 10/02/16 10:05 AM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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Once they are released they fall under TPWD rules and regs. So you can shoot them as you would any other doe...bling or no bling.
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#6476933 - 10/02/16 10:27 AM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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That's what I thought, but this member was pretty confident that they could not be harvested. I haven't read the regulations yet. Thought I would check here and see what others have to say.
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#6476939 - 10/02/16 10:33 AM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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I'd let them live to pass on their genes to their future baby bucks
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#6477070 - 10/02/16 12:18 PM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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You can shoot one with an ear tag. Doesn't matter if it has a tag at all.

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#6477154 - 10/02/16 01:21 PM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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SapperTitan, we are, that's the plan.
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#6477337 - 10/02/16 04:18 PM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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As mentioned, nothing illegal about it.
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#6477512 - 10/02/16 06:19 PM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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This is probably going to rile some folks but I haven't done that in a while. If you shoot an ear tagged animal that has gotten out of a HF is that like shooting it in a HF? If not then how is shooting an animal in a HF that has jumped in not like shooting it in a LF.
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#6477739 - 10/02/16 09:03 PM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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#6477794 - 10/02/16 09:36 PM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: don k]
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Originally Posted By: don k
This is probably going to rile some folks but I haven't done that in a while. If you shoot an ear tagged animal that has gotten out of a HF is that like shooting it in a HF? If not then how is shooting an animal in a HF that has jumped in not like shooting it in a LF.


He has a point you know

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#6477874 - 10/02/16 10:26 PM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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You can shoot, but why would want to? Free genetics.

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#6477877 - 10/02/16 10:30 PM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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We are not going to shoot the doe. We want the genetics. I just had member state with some certainty that even though the doe was on our place and the owner new it and said they were not going to try and retrieve it, it was illegal for anyone to shoot a deer that was tagged.
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#6477879 - 10/02/16 10:31 PM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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Originally Posted By: GPS
We are not going to shoot the doe. We want the genetics. I just had member state with some certainty that even though the doe was on our place and the owner new it and said they were not going to try and retrieve it, it was illegal for anyone to shoot a deer that was tagged.


Let him keep thinking that. wink

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#6477883 - 10/02/16 10:37 PM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: GPS]
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Originally Posted By: GPS
We are not going to shoot the doe. We want the genetics. I just had member state with some certainty that even though the doe was on our place and the owner new it and said they were not going to try and retrieve it, it was illegal for anyone to shoot a deer that was tagged.


He could be thinking of exotics, whitetail don't fall into that category. I remember reading that you are obligated to notify the owner or make an effort to find the owner of an exotic with a tag or clear (visible) marking denoting ownership. If the owner cannot reasonably capture the animal or has no desire to attempt, then the animal can be taken. If the animal has no visible markings, then it is free game.

I didn't look the article back up, so the wording above might be a little off, but it gives the idea grin

There was a story about a buck that escaped a HF and was shot. The taxidermist that the hunter took the animal to had pictures of the buck because the owner of the HF place thought that someone had poached the animal. The taxidermist notified the owner and authorities. Upon investigation, the hunter was able to show the animal on his TC prior to the weekend he took the animal. That TC picture very well could have saved him a lot of hassle.
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#6477888 - 10/02/16 10:41 PM Re: Is it legal to shot a ear tagged deer? [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
Originally Posted By: GPS
We are not going to shoot the doe. We want the genetics. I just had member state with some certainty that even though the doe was on our place and the owner new it and said they were not going to try and retrieve it, it was illegal for anyone to shoot a deer that was tagged.


He could be thinking of exotics, whitetail don't fall into that category. I remember reading that you are obligated to notify the owner or make an effort to find the owner of an exotic with a tag or clear (visible) marking denoting ownership. If the owner cannot reasonably capture the animal or has no desire to attempt, then the animal can be taken. If the animal has no visible markings, then it is free game.

I didn't look the article back up, so the wording above might be a little off, but it gives the idea grin

There was a story about a buck that escaped a HF and was shot. The taxidermist that the hunter took the animal to had pictures of the buck because the owner of the HF place thought that someone had poached the animal. The taxidermist notified the owner and authorities. Upon investigation, the hunter was able to show the animal on his TC prior to the weekend he took the animal. That TC picture very well could have saved him a lot of hassle.

There is a difference between escape and release of WT from a breeding pen.
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