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Got a buck I'm not sure is legal. #6043637 11/22/15 09:59 PM
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I hunt in a county with antler restrictions and I've got a buck coming to my feeder that I'm not sure is legal. He looks to be at least 3 years old but has antlers growing out of one side(only 2 points on it) but doesn't have an antler on the other side. There is either a nub where the antler never broke the skin or he broke it off. Does anyone know if this is a legal buck to kill? The wording says they must have at least one unbranched antler but again the antler is not there just a nub.

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Does the one antler he has go out beyond the tip of the ear?

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I think it does. It's got a wide curve. I'm in the blind already so I don't have my laptop to check but I think it's right at the tip of his ear. And thank you

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Kill it! He has to have "two" antlers to meet antler restrictions!


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Appreciate the advice guys. Just had a legal 6 point walk out I've been watching on camera and took him

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Congrats.... cheers


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If the antler has broken off, I'm not sure it would be legal. Otherwise, you could shoot any buck and break one side off to make it legal.


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Originally Posted By: postoak
If the antler has broken off, I'm not sure it would be legal. Otherwise, you could shoot any buck and break one side off to make it legal.


I have an email from Vance Flowers (Current Mills County GW) over this exact subject, his words, the law states "Un-branched Antler" doesn't matter if it is broken or not, as long as it is Un-branched.


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I will try to get a photo uploaded. It won't let me upload a photo from my phone. I'll also post a photo of the buck in question.

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Here is the picture of the deer in question. It's a night shot but I will try to find a day shot

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I did a quick hack job on the antler image. If you are going to take it, I would only do it based on the at least one unbranched antler rules. I don't think it would be 13" inside if both antlers were still there. If the antler base is healed, then it would be clear that you didn't remove the antler just to meet the regs. confused2


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Yea. I wish they would make it more clear on the restrictions.

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Here's the buck I took that night.

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I would say illegal. No unbranched antler, and no spread.


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Originally Posted By: NHughan

Here's the buck I took that night.


I don't think he makes 13, did you measure?


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Yea we measured cause I thought the same thing when I first walked up to him but he measured in at 13 1/16" Just barely made it

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don't take much to hit 13

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cheers Congrats on the buck!

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Wow, talk about cutting it close. Congrats on the buck and the calibrated eye.


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Originally Posted By: NHughan
Yea we measured cause I thought the same thing when I first walked up to him but he measured in at 13 1/16" Just barely made it


If not, I guess you could just break off the other side....

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The buck with only one antler is legal to shoot. The missing or broke antler isn't branched obviously. Therefore making it legal to take.


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