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is he legal #8380461 09/10/21 02:30 AM
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i have the restriction in my county thus guy is coming pretty often, not sure if he makes the 20" outside. thoughts please [Linked Image]

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Mule Deer ARs, think he'll go 18-19" out of velvet but not 20.

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I'd agree not 20" inside? Beautiful buck though!

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Need a better straight on or facing the camera since he is so close to being legal. Big ears fool some on mule deer.


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Re: is he legal [Re: Stetsonoverton] #8380896 09/10/21 03:02 PM
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the restriction is 20" outside spread and stx thats the only good pic i have of him... ill see if i can find another one

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I think this is him from earlier in the year but not 100%

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Re: is he legal [Re: Stetsonoverton] #8380916 09/10/21 03:14 PM
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Does not look like him from the angle due to his left browtine in the first pic has an arc and bow in it. Might just be this pic angle but it does not look to be the same buck.


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Re: is he legal [Re: Stetsonoverton] #8380919 09/10/21 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Stetsonoverton
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I think this is him from earlier in the year but not 100%

This one looks slightly different to me...And slightly less wide too.

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prolly right guys guess i will have to wait and hope get some better pics next couple days

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Im unfamiliar with the MD restrictions. Is it widest point or widest point of beams? May not matter much with him but just curious.


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Re: is he legal [Re: Stetsonoverton] #8380948 09/10/21 03:39 PM
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Mark 20 inches in white on the side of feeder bin. Eventually you will get a picture of him or see him in person that will tell you yes or no.


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Re: is he legal [Re: Stetsonoverton] #8380971 09/10/21 03:58 PM
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It’s the widest point of the beams. And good idea benbob I’ve seen several last couple weeks that are legal but this guy is one of maybe 2 I’d actually be interested in [Linked Image]

This guy makes it but not what I’m looking for

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I had no ide mule deer had AR’s. Thanks for teaching me something today. up


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Re: is he legal [Re: Stetsonoverton] #8381099 09/10/21 06:01 PM
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The buck on the right makes it with a couple of inches to spare or maybe 1/2 of a foot to spare. The one on the left looks to have numerous points.


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Re: is he legal [Re: Stetsonoverton] #8381572 09/11/21 02:51 AM
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I don’t think he is

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Really nice deer sir

Re: is he legal [Re: TXHOGSLAYER] #8381619 09/11/21 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by TXHOGSLAYER
I had no ide mule deer had AR’s. Thanks for teaching me something today. up

Only in some counties.


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I plowed mules.
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Only thing I know for sure is that he is not legal to shoot before the season starts.

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Originally Posted by SapperTitan
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I had no ide mule deer had AR’s. Thanks for teaching me something today. up

Only in some counties.

IIIRC it is 7 counties that they started with. Rumor was that it was to spread to more counties on both regions of the state.


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I had no ide mule deer had AR’s. Thanks for teaching me something today. up

Only in some counties.

IIIRC it is 7 counties that they started with. Rumor was that it was to spread to more counties on both regions of the state.


Is that a good thing?


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I believe it is. The young mule deer bucks were getting hammered because it was unique to shoot a mule deer in Texas. The AR were put in place to help them get more age and better antlers. I hunt in the SE Panhandle and it is not difficult to see a mule deer buck less than 20 that is young. The mature ones are far and few between.

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Originally Posted by jakebunch
I believe it is. The young mule deer bucks were getting hammered because it was unique to shoot a mule deer in Texas. The AR were put in place to help them get more age and better antlers. I hunt in the SE Panhandle and it is not difficult to see a mule deer buck less than 20 that is young. The mature ones are far and few between.

Agreed I bet I only have 4-6 legal bucks on my place and maybe half might be mature.

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Originally Posted by Stetsonoverton
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I believe it is. The young mule deer bucks were getting hammered because it was unique to shoot a mule deer in Texas. The AR were put in place to help them get more age and better antlers. I hunt in the SE Panhandle and it is not difficult to see a mule deer buck less than 20 that is young. The mature ones are far and few between.

Agreed I bet I only have 4-6 legal bucks on my place and maybe half might be mature.


Interesting, thanks for the information.


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Re: is he legal [Re: Stetsonoverton] #8382559 09/12/21 03:22 AM
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[Linked Image]
newest pic

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I see less than 20 based on the right ear to the right antler. If the antler was outside the ear on each side, most likely would be 20 or more. A good frontal picture will give a better reading.

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