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Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: BenBob] #7463111 03/20/19 12:40 PM
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An extended season would be just that much more time non-ethical hunters have to shoot underage / undersized sized deer. No thanks.

Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: BenBob] #7463217 03/20/19 02:36 PM
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I think a person with a HF such as I should be able to shoot Deer when ever we want as long as they are tagged.

Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: BenBob] #7463234 03/20/19 02:50 PM
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my wife would wish the season was MUCH shorter, especially since one of my places is MLD3, so I pretty much start late Sept. and go thru end of Feb. to eastern TX but still make trips about once a month to west TX ... not counting the every other month trips to fill feeders & check cameras.


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Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: BenBob] #7463654 03/20/19 11:33 PM
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Yes, the season should be extended by two weeks (in the North zone). It should also start two weeks later. It is typically hot in early November, and well before the ruts occur (there is not "a rut" but a rutting period which lasts from late November through January with periods of higher intensity roughly 28 days apart). Hunting is much better in January. My grandkids have done exceptionally well during the current extended youth season. We don't need a longer season, just a later one. Start the third Saturday in November and end the third Sunday in January. Shift the bow and youth seasons accordingly.

Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: BenBob] #7463771 03/21/19 01:53 AM
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Itís plenty long enough.


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Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: BenBob] #7463876 03/21/19 04:52 AM
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Some of y'all are nuts (not really) or not hunted very long. Pitchfork is right on. Start season two weeks later? I am north zone and rut is full blown by second week in November many places. Sure they rut into December up north. South zone goes longer as they rut later but most are done by New Years. They don't run by every stand all day long. They change patterns so adapt. Use pop ups. People need to realize luck and being at the right place at the right time results in most bucks getting killed. Hunt Nov to Dec often results in a better chance to get a buck. Everyone doesn't kill a buck. I take one every 2 to 3 years. I hunt more than most on our place so know what's going on and what is out there. Seems to work out well. Buddy went MLDP by us and they killed their bucks last January but changed tactics. Not sitting in an established blind did the trick.

Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: BenBob] #7464033 03/21/19 01:15 PM
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My wife and I hunt the entire season now that we're retired (Archery through rifle). We are very selective in our 1 buck county. I would rely on our biologist to establish what's best overall for the deer and us hunters. Find our season so generous when you consider most states have very limited opportunities ( OK, CO, KS,) I Will rely on the experts they seem to be doing quite well.

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Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: BenBob] #7464349 03/21/19 04:57 PM
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While I would personally like a longer deer season, I don't see that happening in the near future. The TPWD Commission specifically cited the conflicts with quail season in the panhandle as one of the primary reasons why they did not end up lengthening the season back in 2018. During the commission meeting where they elected to not change the deer season, the commission referred to the fact that new hunter recruitment is already a big issue and that a lot of people (especially children) get introduced to hunting through small game and upland bird hunting. With that in mind, they were reluctant to do anything that could negatively impact quail season.

Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: BenBob] #7464822 03/22/19 01:49 AM
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What quail?

Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: BenBob] #7464869 03/22/19 02:57 AM
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I would not extend the season.

Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: BenBob] #7464879 03/22/19 03:13 AM
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Its Feb 10th in Alabama




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Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: westtexaswatkins] #7464965 03/22/19 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by westtexaswatkins
I'd take extending the season. I hunt anyways whether it be for hogs or other varmints so it would be nice just in case the buck of a lifetime showed up after the end of the normal deer hunting season.


Agree with Mark not only for that buck of a lifetime, but maybe that cull buck, spike or extra doe you wanted to take.
My understanding on why N. TX is not the same length as S. TX is because the rich Quail Hunters up north nixed it.


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Re: Extending Deer Season??? [Re: llbts1] #7465448 03/22/19 08:25 PM
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What quail?


This. And I bet the quail-hunter numbers are down 75% or more in the last 30 years..


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