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#7051170 - 01/24/18 10:23 AM Spike or no Spike?
Ol Earl Offline
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Don't have a picture, but had an argument with a buddy of mine who shot a deer last weekend (spike only). He was bragging about being the only one to shoot one. He showed me a picture and it had no antler on one side but the other side had a forked horn. I told him that unfortunately it wasn't a spike. He said that a spike is anything with 1 or 2 antlers... I say he's wrong, what do you folks say?

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#7051193 - 01/24/18 10:36 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: Ol Earl]
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If it didnít have a spike, it ainít a spike.
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#7051194 - 01/24/18 10:36 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: Ol Earl]
don k Offline
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A spike is an non branched antler. A single antler with 2 or more points in sure as heck not a spike.

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#7051198 - 01/24/18 10:37 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: don k]
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Originally Posted By: don k
A spike is an non branched antler. A single antler with 2 or more points in sure as heck not a spike.


This.
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#7051202 - 01/24/18 10:39 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: don k]
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Originally Posted By: don k
A spike is an non branched antler. A single antler with 2 or more points in sure as heck not a spike.


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#7051205 - 01/24/18 10:40 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: don k
A spike is an non branched antler. A single antler with 2 or more points in sure as heck not a spike.


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#7051211 - 01/24/18 10:44 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: Ol Earl]
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your "buddy" probably in for a treat if he brings it to the processor loser8

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#7051227 - 01/24/18 10:53 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: Ol Earl]
Sneaky Offline
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This has east Texas written all over it.
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#7051230 - 01/24/18 10:54 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: Ol Earl]
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You could settle the argument once and for all... hehe.
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#7051246 - 01/24/18 11:08 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: redchevy]
Ol Earl Offline
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
You could settle the argument once and for all... hehe.


No thanks....

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#7051259 - 01/24/18 11:17 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: Ol Earl]
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Right out of the outdoor annual;
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.

Your 'friend' earned himself a visit by not reading the regulations.

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#7051266 - 01/24/18 11:21 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: Rustler]
redchevy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rustler
Right out of the outdoor annual;
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.

Your 'friend' earned himself a visit by not reading the regulations.


Hmmm, now it you want to get technical about it I guess it is possible he did follow the letter of the law but not the spirit of the law. The book also defines a "point" as over 1 inch long. If the fork/point is less than 1 inch it could still be a legal deer, but that is getting kind of off in the weeds.
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#7051277 - 01/24/18 11:32 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: Ol Earl]
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In an ETX county, I am pretty sure that would be an illegal deer. Not a spike, because you don't know how many points the other antler had before it broke off or fell off.
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#7051283 - 01/24/18 11:33 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: Ol Earl]
redchevy Offline
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If its gone it is gone and does not count.
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#7051288 - 01/24/18 11:36 AM Re: Spike or no Spike? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
If its gone it is gone and does not count.


Exactly my point...no pun intended.
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