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#6941899 - 11/01/17 08:33 AM Is this buck legal?
thecytochromec Offline
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Registered: 12/02/13
Posts: 225
Loc: DFW
I know it's hard to say from just a picture, but I thought I'd check with the more experienced of you in here. There's an extremely low population of deer at our lease and this is likely the last season we'll have on it, otherwise I'd wait until next year to take this guy. He looks to be 13" or greater, right?



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#6941904 - 11/01/17 08:35 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec]
338ultra Offline
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Registered: 12/10/10
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Loc: Waco, TX
No he doesn’t and he’s the type of deer the law was made to protect.
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#6941908 - 11/01/17 08:37 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec]
txhunter1010 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
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pass

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#6941910 - 11/01/17 08:38 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec]
Erathkid Offline
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Horns are outside the ears. Looks young but legal to me, if only by a hair.
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#6941915 - 11/01/17 08:42 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: 338ultra]
Navasot Offline
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Originally Posted By: 338ultra
No he doesn’t and he’s the type of deer the law was made to protect.
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#6941920 - 11/01/17 08:46 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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That's a bad angle to call it from-he's not looking directly at the camera. IMO he's going to be between 12 1/2 and 13 1/2, the question is where. I'd look at him really hard before you pull the trigger. Bucks travel a lot during the rut, you never know what else may show up.
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#6941927 - 11/01/17 08:49 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec]
fouzman Offline
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Loc: Houston, TX
Legal, maybe. Ethical, no.

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#6941929 - 11/01/17 08:50 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: 338ultra
No he doesn’t and he’s the type of deer the law was made to protect.
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#6941934 - 11/01/17 08:52 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec]
Dalroo Offline
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Maybe with different angle, but very marginal. Pass.
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#6941945 - 11/01/17 08:56 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: fouzman]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Ethical, no.


Because it's too close to call?
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#6941950 - 11/01/17 08:59 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec]
thecytochromec Offline
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Registered: 12/02/13
Posts: 225
Loc: DFW
I appreciate the advice. I'll pass on him and let someone else on the lease take the risk. Hopefully we can stay on for another year and this guy gets a bigger rack.

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#6941995 - 11/01/17 09:32 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec]
Bobby Hill Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/31/17
Posts: 11
Very close, might be too close to chance it, and like said earlier he looks pretty young.

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#6942016 - 11/01/17 09:47 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec]
Aggieman775 Online   content
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Registered: 04/24/15
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Loc: Pittsburg, TX
To close to call. Game Warden told me If you have to question it don’t shoot it. Been there done that.


Edited by Aggieman775 (11/01/17 09:48 AM)
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#6942044 - 11/01/17 10:06 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: 338ultra]
therancher Offline
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Originally Posted By: 338ultra
No he doesn’t and he’s the type of deer the law was made to protect.


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#6942055 - 11/01/17 10:13 AM Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec]
TooLow Offline
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Registered: 10/01/10
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Loc: Deep Ellum, TX
Nope

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