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#6521458 - 11/01/16 10:20 AM Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck?
Texas Dan Offline
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More specifically, have you ever missed getting a shot at a nice buck that you weren't able to pass as being legal before it was too late for a shot?
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#6521469 - 11/01/16 10:27 AM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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misunderstood your question.

Got it now and answer is NO.


Edited by pegasaurus (11/01/16 10:41 AM)
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#6521489 - 11/01/16 10:32 AM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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#6521497 - 11/01/16 10:37 AM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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nope
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#6521564 - 11/01/16 11:15 AM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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oh yes

the first one was the first year of this
mess when it was "five on one side" at
the wma's. i had one less than 10 yards
that i could have killed with a garage
sale bow and bent arrows, but it had it's
head to where i couldn't see it properly.
there has since been others that were big
bodied deer that would be considered culls
at a managed ranch.

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#6521571 - 11/01/16 11:17 AM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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No.
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#6521590 - 11/01/16 11:22 AM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Nice buck probably not many, a buck that needed to be culled I'm guessing yes.
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#6521629 - 11/01/16 11:39 AM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Yes, had one in front of me 2 years ago that was as tall as it was wide and havent seen him again. He was an 8 point that had 10-12" g2s and couldve only been about 10-11" wide. Id imagine a local didnt care how wide he was and thats why he hasnt been seen again.

And last year I had a nice 10 point come walking in at about 60 yards in real heavy fog. Couldnt figure out what deer he was. Then some hogs came from behind and he hauled butt through the field damn near running my pop up over.
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#6521718 - 11/01/16 12:28 PM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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YEP! During the rut Bucks come through fast. I whistle or bleat to get them to alert and glass them. I had one that didn't even look up.
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#6521731 - 11/01/16 12:33 PM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Yes, we have one that is maybe 12 inches across, but very thick and very tall. It would be a nice trophy if legal.
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#6521739 - 11/01/16 12:37 PM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Sirrah243]
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Originally Posted By: Sirrah243
YEP! During the rut Bucks come through fast. I whistle or bleat to get them to alert and glass them. I had one that didn't even look up.


That was the exact reasoning behind my OP, that it can be very difficult to determine if a buck is legal when he's passing thru and has other things on his mind.

I've started another thread to discuss a possible solution to that problem.
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#6521824 - 11/01/16 01:31 PM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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#6521871 - 11/01/16 02:06 PM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: Sirrah243
YEP! During the rut Bucks come through fast. I whistle or bleat to get them to alert and glass them. I had one that didn't even look up.


That was the exact reasoning behind my OP, that it can be very difficult to determine if a buck is legal when he's passing thru and has other things on his mind.

I've started another thread to discuss a possible solution to that problem.


If it is moving through that fast, you should not be slinging lead at it. You just end up with a bad shot and a wounded deer. Wait for a better opportunity.
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#6521880 - 11/01/16 02:08 PM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: pegasaurus]
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Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: Sirrah243
YEP! During the rut Bucks come through fast. I whistle or bleat to get them to alert and glass them. I had one that didn't even look up.


That was the exact reasoning behind my OP, that it can be very difficult to determine if a buck is legal when he's passing thru and has other things on his mind.

I've started another thread to discuss a possible solution to that problem.


If it is moving through that fast, you should not be slinging lead at it. You just end up with a bad shot and a wounded deer. Wait for a better opportunity.



No one has implied taking poor shots. The OP and comments thus far have focused only on missed opportunities at getting a clean shot as a result of not being able to judge a buck BEFORE it was too late.
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#6521975 - 11/01/16 02:56 PM Re: Have antler restrictions ever cost you a nice buck? [Re: Texas Dan]
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If we ever come out of the MLD Program, it will be tough for the first few seasons to remember to consider that.


I already have to remind myself to not take a rifle with me on October hunts and that the season ends right after New Years elsewhere in the state.**


Edited by HuntnFly67 (11/01/16 02:56 PM)
Edit Reason: **generally speaking
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