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Does he meet the 13” Rule? #8075218 12/04/20 12:42 AM
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Just want to know what y’all think. If this buck would be legal in a 13” rule county.

Shot him 2 years ago.

A lot of my friends that come over give me a hard time on it lol

I have the official tbga score. I will say he had some ground shrinkage when I shot him but still one of my favorite hunts!

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Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8075234 12/04/20 12:54 AM
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Yes!

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8075236 12/04/20 12:55 AM
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I bet a measuring tape would help

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8075263 12/04/20 01:09 AM
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Most deers ears are 6 inches long... So I'm gonna say yes he does.


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Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8075269 12/04/20 01:13 AM
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I am going to with yes, but I still hate AR's.

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8075445 12/04/20 02:52 AM
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You sure generate a lot of bills.

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8075481 12/04/20 03:09 AM
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Yes by .5-1" or so

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8075486 12/04/20 03:11 AM
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He looks to be over 14 to me. What does the tape say?


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Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8075496 12/04/20 03:20 AM
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Yes, the ears aren’t in the “alert” position which is used to judge 13inch spread. Easily legal.

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8075502 12/04/20 03:26 AM
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Your buddy’s are just wondering why you would shoulder mount that deer. He’s legal by a couple inches.

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: Hudbone] #8075539 12/04/20 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Hudbone
You sure generate a lot of bills.

Maybe those are Christmas cards


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Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: scalebuster] #8075541 12/04/20 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by scalebuster
Your buddy’s are just wondering why you would shoulder mount that deer. He’s legal by a couple inches.

If he made the TBGA then hes probably worth mounting to most. I assume you have a tape and know but I would say he makes it.


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Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: freerange] #8075547 12/04/20 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by freerange
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Your buddy’s are just wondering why you would shoulder mount that deer. He’s legal by a couple inches.

If he made the TBGA then hes probably worth mounting to most. I assume you have a tape and know but I would say he makes it.

What’s TBGA?

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8075555 12/04/20 04:06 AM
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The AR should be utilized prior to this point.

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: scalebuster] #8075559 12/04/20 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by scalebuster
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Your buddy’s are just wondering why you would shoulder mount that deer. He’s legal by a couple inches.

If he made the TBGA then hes probably worth mounting to most. I assume you have a tape and know but I would say he makes it.

What’s TBGA?

Texas Big Game Awards. Its not a contest and its free. Pretty much co sponsored by TPWD and TWA. It recognizes with a certificate the big game animals in Texas that meet a minimum BC score requirement. The minimums are set by Region. Kind of like the BC book for Texas with much lower score minimums.

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Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8075569 12/04/20 04:20 AM
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If I saw him in the field I’d say he meets the 13”. The fact you have him mounted on your wall also leads me to believe he makes it.


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Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: Hudbone] #8075572 12/04/20 04:22 AM
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Inside Spread is 14 1/8

Overall score 125 1/8

Not a lot of mass but long tines and main beams helped him out

Aged at 5y/o

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I would say yes for sure and what a pretty buck / rack. I would have done the same !!!


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Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8076185 12/04/20 05:09 PM
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Wow that deer must've had a tiny head and body because that racks looks a lot wider than 14".

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: Longhunter] #8076457 12/04/20 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Longhunter
Most deers ears are 6 inches long... So I'm gonna say yes he does.

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8076877 12/05/20 05:05 AM
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If you hunt in an AR county and see a buck like that, you can bet there are bigger bucks out there!
If you have doubt let him walk!

Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: Old Rabbit] #8077339 12/05/20 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Rabbit
I am going to with yes, but I still hate AR's.


Amen!


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Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: Roll-Tide] #8078413 12/06/20 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Augustus1994
I bet a measuring tape would help

Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
The AR should be utilized prior to this point.

Both of these are really good points


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Re: Does he meet the 13” Rule? [Re: TexasOutdoorsman] #8093762 12/18/20 01:41 AM
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14" was my guess.

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