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Is this buck legal? #6941899
11/01/17 01:33 PM
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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?



Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6941904
11/01/17 01:35 PM
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No he doesnít and heís the type of deer the law was made to protect.


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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6941908
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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6941910
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Horns are outside the ears. Looks young but legal to me, if only by a hair.


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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: 338ultra] #6941915
11/01/17 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: 338ultra
No he doesnít and heís the type of deer the law was made to protect.

Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6941920
11/01/17 01:46 PM
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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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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6941927
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Legal, maybe. Ethical, no.

Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: Navasot] #6941929
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: 338ultra
No he doesnít and heís the type of deer the law was made to protect.


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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6941934
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Maybe with different angle, but very marginal. Pass.


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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: fouzman] #6941945
11/01/17 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Ethical, no.


Because it's too close to call?


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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6941950
11/01/17 01:59 PM
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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.

Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6941995
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Very close, might be too close to chance it, and like said earlier he looks pretty young.

Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6942016
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To close to call. Game Warden told me If you have to question it donít shoot it. Been there done that.

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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: 338ultra] #6942044
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Originally Posted By: 338ultra
No he doesnít and heís the type of deer the law was made to protect.


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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6942055
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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6942201
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He's definitely legal. Pop him.

Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6942206
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Nope wait for what shows up later in the season

Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6942286
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Yeah, I would wait. Just because you don't have a picture of a better buck on camera, doesn't mean there isn't one out there. I have seen 5 bucks, good bucks, this year that are not on any of our cameras... When the rut kicks in, the bucks will travel from miles away to look for available does.. Have patience and optimism..

Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6942342
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Way to close to take the chance.


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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6942415
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I'd let pass, looks young, too early season, you never know what you will see next time. Hold off til rut starts in your area.


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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6942562
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I don't know your hunting past/ background or anything like that but if he's a trophy to you bust him! He looks young to me but I think he is legal deer. Do what your gut tells you. I know when I see one instantly if I would like a chance at him or not. Good luck!

I'll almost bet you will have done new bucks moving through. Lots of season left!


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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6942610
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Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks] #6942628
11/01/17 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Ethical, no.


Because it's too close to call?


hopefully he means cuz its to young

but legal is legal and law is the law... a grown man has a thing called choice... make it on your best judgment... but own it if your wrong don't blame others

Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6942649
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That's exactly what I meant. Kind of.

However, I agree with the doctrine of "if you like him and he's legal, by all means you should take him."

Back to the 'kind of'. While this won't sit right with a bunch of you, I couldn't kill an immature to middle-aged deer that I would hold until next year, just because I knew I wouldn't be back.

To the OP, just because I feel that way doesn't mean you should. You paid your money. Do what works for you up

Re: Is this buck legal? [Re: thecytochromec] #6942653
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Id pass for sure


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