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#6625921 - 01/10/17 12:10 PM Law Clarification.....
TiggerV Offline
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According to the Guidebook....

Special Late Season: During the Special Late Season, harvest is restricted to antlerless deer and unbranched antlered bucks. An unbranched antlered buck is any buck deer with an antler having no more than one point.



Now, I need some help understanding this. If I have Buck, Spike on one side, 5 points on other, I can shoot? If Buck has shed one side but not the other, I can shoot?

The main reason I ask, is that we have a few weirdo bucks on our place where one antler grows DOWN the cheekbone and further, while the other side is a proud traditional, 4 or 5 point. Also, Bucks have been know to shed this early.....Any clarification would be helpful.

Now, the odds are, all I will see is B&C trophies all weekend......

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#6625931 - 01/10/17 12:15 PM Re: Law Clarification..... [Re: TiggerV]
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Yes you can shoot if it has at least one unbranched antler regardless of what is on the other side
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#6625943 - 01/10/17 12:22 PM Re: Law Clarification..... [Re: TiggerV]
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Originally Posted By: TiggerV
.. one antler grows DOWN the cheekbone and further...


simple:

Unbranched? -> SHOOT!
Branched --> S.O.L.


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#6625998 - 01/10/17 12:43 PM Re: Law Clarification..... [Re: TiggerV]
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If a buck has shed one antler and the other antler is 2 points of more (all longer than an inch) than you cannot shoot this deer as being an unbranched antlered buck. One side would have nothing on it to measure (missing antler) and the other side has two points or more. But if the antler is broken off and is protruding more than an inch high than that would be considered a unbranched antler. BUT... be aware that if you were to shoot this deer and the break looks "fresh," than you may have a problem explaining this to the game warden.

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#6626216 - 01/10/17 03:12 PM Re: Law Clarification..... [Re: TiggerV]
TiggerV Offline
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So if one side has shed, that side does not count as unbranched?

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#6626226 - 01/10/17 03:20 PM Re: Law Clarification..... [Re: TiggerV]
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Originally Posted By: TiggerV
So if one side has shed, that side does not count as unbranched?


That is correct, a shed side "Does Not" count as an unbranched antler.
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#6627275 - 01/11/17 09:25 AM Re: Law Clarification..... [Re: TiggerV]
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Originally Posted By: TiggerV
So if one side has shed, that side does not count as unbranched?
Correct, a missing antler does not constitute as "unbranched", just "missing". So the deer would not be legal during special late season.

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#6629136 - 01/12/17 12:24 PM Re: Law Clarification..... [Re: bossbowman]
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Originally Posted By: bossbowman
Originally Posted By: TiggerV
So if one side has shed, that side does not count as unbranched?
Correct, a missing antler does not constitute as "unbranched", just "missing". So the deer would not be legal during special late season.


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#6634671 - 01/15/17 11:52 PM Re: Law Clarification..... [Re: TiggerV]
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Tricky.

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#6636802 - 01/17/17 02:46 PM Re: Law Clarification..... [Re: TiggerV]
TiggerV Offline
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Doesn't matter....


Didn't See anything.

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