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#7125229 - 03/27/18 07:58 PM Jackalope in North Texas
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Now, bear in mind, he had already shed his antlers in this pic. I'm hoping he makes it to next season. He'd make a great shoulder mount.


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#7125236 - 03/27/18 08:07 PM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: Homer Jay]
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He's certainly a fine one Homer Jay. Clearly good genetics. If you find his sheds be sure to post a picture. You might consider getting a group of friends together for an organized shed hunt. I believe the standard practice is to provide beer and BBQ at the end of the search.
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#7125259 - 03/27/18 08:34 PM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: BayouGuy]
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Originally Posted By: BayouGuy
He's certainly a fine one Homer Jay. Clearly good genetics. If you find his sheds be sure to post a picture. You might consider getting a group of friends together for an organized shed hunt. I believe the standard practice is to provide beer and BBQ at the end of the search.


That is a civilized and thoughtful suggestion. When/if I do, you are invited, good sir.

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#7125312 - 03/27/18 09:54 PM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: Homer Jay]
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20 years of hunting and running backroads and Iíve yet to see one. They are as elusive as the chupacabra. I bet that one, when fully mature would go in the mid to high teens, a true trophy.
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#7125313 - 03/27/18 09:57 PM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
20 years of hunting and running backroads and I’ve yet to see one. They are as elusive as the chupacabra. I bet that one, when fully mature would go in the mid to high teens, a true trophy.


It takes specialized gear and circumstances, first you need a Yeti full of beer and be road hunting with a spotlight at night.
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#7125317 - 03/27/18 09:59 PM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: Homer Jay]
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Looks like he still needs another year or two.

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#7125400 - 03/28/18 04:12 AM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: Homer Jay]
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High fence Jackalope . rofl
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#7125427 - 03/28/18 05:58 AM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: Homer Jay]
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Not fully mature yet, another year or two up
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#7125665 - 03/28/18 09:42 AM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Originally Posted By: BigPig
20 years of hunting and running backroads and I’ve yet to see one. They are as elusive as the chupacabra. I bet that one, when fully mature would go in the mid to high teens, a true trophy.


It takes specialized gear and circumstances, first you need a Yeti full of beer and be road hunting with a spotlight at night.
roflmao

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#7125680 - 03/28/18 09:50 AM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: texfork]
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Originally Posted By: texfork
High fence Jackalope . rofl


Looks like he's outside the fence. Wonder if he is hunting his neighbors fence line? smile

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#7125683 - 03/28/18 09:51 AM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: texfork]
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Originally Posted By: texfork
High fence Jackalope . rofl
That's what I was thinking. Hand raised in a pen.. what's the challenge there?
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#7125714 - 03/28/18 10:09 AM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: Stub]
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Originally Posted By: Stub
Not fully mature yet, another year or two up


I disagree. His ears are over three inches.

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#7125815 - 03/28/18 11:27 AM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: Choctaw]
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Originally Posted By: Choctaw
Originally Posted By: Stub
Not fully mature yet, another year or two up


I disagree. His ears are over three inches.


Good point......

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#7125985 - 03/28/18 01:10 PM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: Homer Jay]
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Now would a 30-06 or a .270 kill it deader?
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#7125990 - 03/28/18 01:12 PM Re: Jackalope in North Texas [Re: Homer Jay]
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Is that in an AR county? If it is, I doubt if the horns would be outside the ears. Or do the buck restrictions not apply here?
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