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#6997825 - 12/15/17 02:13 PM Archer County bag limit question
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My buddy shot a nice 11 point with a 15" spread.

What other buck can he shoot now.......legally.

Its a two buck county with restrictions, I just want to see if I'm reading the reg correctly.
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#6997830 - 12/15/17 02:19 PM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Spike

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#6997884 - 12/15/17 02:55 PM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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spike or buck that has a horn on one side that is un-branched. So, that could be a three point, if on one side he was a spike
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#6997891 - 12/15/17 03:00 PM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Mr. T.]
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Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
spike or buck that has a horn on one side that is un-branched. So, that could be a three point, if on one side he was a spike


This.
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#6997925 - 12/15/17 03:23 PM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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got it thank you guys
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#6998615 - 12/16/17 08:40 AM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Spike or 3 point.......

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#6998628 - 12/16/17 08:57 AM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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A buck with at least one unbranched antler.
It can have any number of points on one side as long as the other side is unbranched.

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#6998646 - 12/16/17 09:29 AM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Gotcha.......

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#6998773 - 12/16/17 11:21 AM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: snake oil]
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Originally Posted By: snake oil
Spike or 3 point.......


Doesnít have to be a 3 point. Thatís just the most likely. Could be a 12 point if it was 1 on one side, and 11 on the other.
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#7003703 - 12/20/17 01:10 AM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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But what if the other point was a main branch that is broken off? A 12 pt that is now 6 in one side but broken to a point on the other...

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#7003844 - 12/20/17 07:35 AM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Txduckman]
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But what if the other point was a main branch that is broken off? A 12 pt that is now 6 in one side but broken to a point on the other...


That would be a question to ask your local game warder before you pulled the trigger.
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#7004566 - 12/20/17 02:50 PM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Mr. T.]
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But what if the other point was a main branch that is broken off? A 12 pt that is now 6 in one side but broken to a point on the other...


That would be a question to ask your local game warder before you pulled the trigger.


Nah, we have a 1000 IGW's here.

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#7004800 - 12/20/17 05:59 PM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Txduckman]
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Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
Originally Posted By: Txduckman
But what if the other point was a main branch that is broken off? A 12 pt that is now 6 in one side but broken to a point on the other...


That would be a question to ask your local game warder before you pulled the trigger.


Nah, we have a 1000 IGW's here.


The game warden here told me if a main beam is broken and not branched, it's a spike. The only exception would be if there is evidence the hunter broke it off intentionally. I think it would be consistent, but it's possible that a GW in another county may interpret the law differently.
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#7005262 - 12/21/17 06:32 AM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Grizz]
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Originally Posted By: Grizz
Originally Posted By: Txduckman
Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
Originally Posted By: Txduckman
But what if the other point was a main branch that is broken off? A 12 pt that is now 6 in one side but broken to a point on the other...


That would be a question to ask your local game warder before you pulled the trigger.


Nah, we have a 1000 IGW's here.


The game warden here told me if a main beam is broken and not branched, it's a spike. The only exception would be if there is evidence the hunter broke it off intentionally. I think it would be consistent, but it's possible that a GW in another county may interpret the law differently.

I don't like that. Basically shooting a buck the "shouldn't" be legal to shoot. I don't think I'd knowingly do it. Getting my second buck on a technicality or loop hole just doesn't seem right to me.

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#7005485 - 12/21/17 09:45 AM Re: Archer County bag limit question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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The regulations say zero about an antler that is broken off. If it is unbranched then you are good to go. The law is written that way since it is a little unrealistic for someone to judge at 200 yrds if a spike is truly a spike or if they broke their horn off right as the sun comes up. This isn't up to the GW for interpretation. I agree that you might not want to knowingly shoot a buck if he just broke off but it is legal.

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