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Texas Slam #7233575
07/24/18 12:24 AM
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Posted a similar question years ago and can't find the link. Let's see what the current THF mindset thinks.

TPWD defines the Texas Grand Slam as: desert bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer, pronghorn and mule deer.

In reality, the bighorn isn't likely to happen in my lifetime (easier to draw a unicorn tag I believe), so I personally define it as : Aoudad ram, white-tailed buck, pronghorn, large feral hog boar and mule deer buck. And when I have one of each on the wall I'll be a happy camper.

What do you consider the Texas "Big Game" Slam? And why?

For the sake of argument I define "Texas Big Game" as an animal that can be harvested free range in Texas, that traditionally requires a center fire rifle or bow. Chose as many as you think apply on this poll.




Your Texas Big Game Slam
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Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7233622
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I defer for what we have draw hunts for (fed and state) minus the BH. Unless you are rocking 100k that’s a tough one.

Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7233668
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WT, MD, hog, axis


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Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7233691
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MD, WT, Pronghorn, and Texas Desert Sheep would be the only ones on my list. The rest of those exotics or predators would not be on my personal list. But others may enjoy hunting them cheers.



Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7233710
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For me it would have to be all natives. Otherwise not a Texas animal. IMO
I threw the javelina in there just because the big horn is unobtainable for the regular guy.
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Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7233748
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I would put the BH in the Super Grand Texas Slam category but not regular Grand Slam. I would do a Texas Slam, Grand Texas Slam and Super Grand Texas Slam. Pretty much like IGF records.

Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7233773
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I spoke with an official with the Texas Big Game Awards and he advised me the javelina is now required. The official told me it's the length of the skull that determines if it's a trophy javelina or not.

Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7233819
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I know one person with a Texas BH. They live in Albany. I ate some her husband's BH he got from another state that was practically free compared to what it costs here. It costs more than I made in a year at the time.

Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7233886
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I think the Texas slam should be a listed by TPWD, but add in a javelina.

I think you could also argue that their could easily be a Texas "exotic slam" with all the free range Axis, Aoudad, Blackbuck, Hogs, and Nilgai in certain areas of the state.

Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7233906
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I don't consider a hog anything but a nuisance...……………...

Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7233973
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All I need is a BIghorn in Texas for a Slam as it is. Have 3 Mule Deer, loads of Whitetail, tired of shooting Javelina, and got my Texas Pronghorn in 2015. Have my name in the proverbial “hat” for Texas DBHS anywhere I can. Not to mention in for sheep in other states’ raffles.

Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7234054
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WT, MD. MT Lion, Elk, Pronghorn up Same rationale as you on excluding the Desert Bighorn.


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Re: Texas Slam [Re: NDN98] #7234065
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Originally Posted By: NDN98
I think the Texas slam should be a listed by TPWD, but add in a javelina.

I think you could also argue that their could easily be a Texas "exotic slam" with all the free range Axis, Aoudad, Blackbuck, Hogs, and Nilgai in certain areas of the state.


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Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7234111
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WT, MD, Pronghorn, Javelina. All the others are transplants or so rare that I'll never have a shot at one.


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Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7234181
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I think they should have a couple different ones. The "Texas Slam" would be whitetail, mule deer, pronghorn and javelina. Then maybe a "Super Slam" or something that throws in mountain lion, and finally a "Grand Slam" that includes desert big horn. Don't they do something similar with turkeys? That way, you can recognize how difficult simply obtaining that tag is.

I don't think transplants/exotics should be included.

Re: Texas Slam [Re: snake oil] #7234191
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Originally Posted By: snake oil
I don't consider a hog anything but a nuisance...……………...


Yep.

Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7234349
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Re: Texas Slam [Re: stxranchman] #7234463
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
MD, WT, Pronghorn, and Texas Desert Sheep would be the only ones on my list. The rest of those exotics or predators would not be on my personal list. But others may enjoy hunting them cheers.


you know you enjoy a good javalina hunt....

Re: Texas Slam [Re: txtrophy85] #7234471
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MD, WT, Pronghorn, and Texas Desert Sheep would be the only ones on my list. The rest of those exotics or predators would not be on my personal list. But others may enjoy hunting them cheers.


you know you enjoy a good javalina hunt....

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Re: Texas Slam [Re: snake oil] #7234474
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Originally Posted By: snake oil
I don't consider a hog anything but a nuisance...……………...
That is fun to hunt.


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I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
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Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7234837
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I didn't see squirrel anywhere on the list. food

Anyway, I put WT, MD, PH, and mountain lion because they are all Texas native big game (even though mountain lion is not officially big game in Texas).

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Re: Texas Slam [Re: Txduckman] #7234843
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I ate some too. Guy lives in Colorado. I thought it was very gamey.
Originally Posted By: Txduckman
I know one person with a Texas BH. They live in Albany. I ate some her husband's BH he got from another state that was practically free compared to what it costs here. It costs more than I made in a year at the time.


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Re: Texas Slam [Re: activescrape] #7234933
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Uhhhh.... elk are native. What a bunch of knuckleheads.


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Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7234965
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Mule deer, pronghorn, WT, elk, and bighorn sheep. All native or once native. I know it's not the same original elk sub species but it's close enough IMO.

Although it is very difficult and expensive to get an opportunity at the BH, that's what makes it a rare accomplishment as it should be IMO.


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Re: Texas Slam [Re: dkershen] #7235082
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I would see a Texas Slam being WT, MD, PH....add elk for Super.....add DB for Supreme

Then do a Texas exotic slam....divide into three levels

Also make a predator slam...again three levels


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