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Legal Means & Methods #7910359 07/23/20 03:37 PM
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Spin off from spear questions.....So what are all the legal means and methods to take a whitetail deer in Texas? These are the ones I can think of:

1. Center fire rifle (single shot, bolt action, semi auto)
2. Shotgun (buckshot, slug)
3. Handgun center fire (single shot, bolt action, semi auto)
4. Muzzle loader
5. Air rifle (pre-charged pneumatic)
6. Long bow
7. Recurve bow
8. Compound bow
9. Crossbow
10. Air bow (pre-charged pneumatic)

What others are out there?

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Also add lever action

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Originally Posted by Txhunter65
Also add lever action


Covered by " center fire rifle " .

Re: Legal Means & Methods [Re: Txhunter65] #7910533 07/23/20 05:13 PM
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Automobile.

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Originally Posted by Rustler
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Also add lever action


Covered by " center fire rifle " .


I assumed it was understood the addition would go in the list of center fire rifles, my bad.

Re: Legal Means & Methods [Re: Adchunts] #7910588 07/23/20 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Adchunts
Automobile.


Not a legal means of taking. In Texas it is illegal to pick up roadkill...even if you were the one that killed it. (exception would be with a permit from game warden)


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If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
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Re: Legal Means & Methods [Re: unclebubba] #7910916 07/23/20 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by unclebubba
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Automobile.


Not a legal means of taking. In Texas it is illegal to pick up roadkill...even if you were the one that killed it. (exception would be with a permit from game warden)


If you are on your own property and hit a deer during season (and daylight hours), you cannot tag it??

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knife?

I had an uncle back in the late '50s decided he was going to Tarzan a doe off a small ledge where the doe passed below him 8-10 feet on a game trail. He jumped on her back with knife in his hand to slit her throat ... the doe just about killed him with her front feet after she bucked him off, broke the blade off his knife and went to the hospital for stitches all over his face, arms and chest. The deer got away unharmed. He quit hunting after that incident.


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Re: Legal Means & Methods [Re: PMK] #7911040 07/24/20 12:16 AM
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I didnt think air rifle was legal.


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Originally Posted by Adchunts
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Automobile.


Not a legal means of taking. In Texas it is illegal to pick up roadkill...even if you were the one that killed it. (exception would be with a permit from game warden)


If you are on your own property and hit a deer during season (and daylight hours), you cannot tag it??

don't think so.


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
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Originally Posted by colt45
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Automobile.


Not a legal means of taking. In Texas it is illegal to pick up roadkill...even if you were the one that killed it. (exception would be with a permit from game warden)


If you are on your own property and hit a deer during season (and daylight hours), you cannot tag it??

don't think so.



I see references in the game regulations about gov’t maintained roads, but not private property. Genuinely curious about this.

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Originally Posted by freerange
I didnt think air rifle was legal.


It is now.

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Originally Posted by freerange
I didnt think air rifle was legal.

"alligators, bighorn sheep, javelina, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, and turkey (except Eastern Turkey) may be taken only with pre-charged pneumatic arrow guns, or pre-charged pneumatic air guns."

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Originally Posted by Adchunts
Automobile.


Meh.. Usually too gutshot roflmao


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PMK, we must be cousins, my uncle told me that too...…………………………... grin

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Re: Legal Means & Methods [Re: Ranch Dawg] #7914901 07/27/20 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Ranch Dawg
PMK, we must be cousins, my uncle told me that too...…………………………... grin

was your uncle's name Samuel? My dad vouched that Sam actually tried it and got his butt kicked bad


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Originally Posted by freerange
I didnt think air rifle was legal.

Not just any airgun. 30 cal minimum, 215fpe minimum. I believe AirForce Texans and maybe bulldogs are the only off the shelf airguns that meet the requirements.


They make ammo specifically for hunting for a reason! nidea
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Hatchet ? ..................................................... grin

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