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Old 11-23-2019, 11:11 AM   #1
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I have a buck coming in and I am in Tarrant county that has a 13" inside spread antler restriction. He's definitely a mature buck, but does he is tight racked so I am a little hesitant to pull the trigger. What do you guys and gals think?
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:13 AM   #2
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Not the best pics to judge from but I think based on the first pic that hes pretty **** close.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:17 AM   #3
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My guess is not very old and not quite wide enough, based on those pics.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:22 AM   #4
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Not the best pics to judge from but I think based on the first pic that hes pretty **** close.
This one is a little better.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:26 AM   #5
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He's at least 3, I am also on public land so i got to take what i can get.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:28 AM   #6
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What is he eating on in the second pic
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:30 AM   #7
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Thwack!!! Then let us know. (too close to call)

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Old 11-23-2019, 11:30 AM   #8
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What is he eating on in the second pic
Acorns and corn
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:30 AM   #9
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Too close for comfort to me
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:31 AM   #10
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I am also on public land so i got to take what i can get.


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corn

What public land do you hunt that allows baiting?
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:34 AM   #11
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Army corps. of Engineers. But there are a lot of public land that allows baiting it just has to be hand thrown, no feeders.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:35 AM   #12
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HAHAHA right?
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:37 AM   #13
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Sorry. No
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:37 AM   #14
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Army corps. of Engineers. But there are a lot of public land that allows baiting it just has to be hand thrown, no feeders.
Nice, that's news to me. I thought all public land in Texas was no bait period, thanks for the education.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:37 AM   #15
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I think he may be right at it. Really close....
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:42 AM   #16
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Too close to call for me. I would let him walk.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:44 AM   #17
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He looks kinda iffy to me. I let an 8 pt walk on COE land last week. Tips of his ears lined up perfect with the center of his main beams. Warden out here don't cut no slack. Been rumored he'd write his momma a ticket for fishing with a bent crappie hook. Good lawmen keep good men from being outlaws.


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Old 11-23-2019, 11:44 AM   #18
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Not legal and not mature
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:47 AM   #19
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Nice, that's news to me. I thought all public land in Texas was no bait period, thanks for the education.
No problem! I know San Angelo State Park and Twin Buttes both allow baiting as well. It should say in the handbook on the maps which ones do and dont allow it.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:50 AM   #20
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He looks kinda iffy to me. I let an 8 pt walk on COE land last week. Tips of his ears lined up perfect with the center of his main beams. Warden out here don't cut no slack. Been rumored he'd write his momma a ticket for fishing with a bent crappie hook. Good lawmen keep good men from being outlaws.


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Thats what i was thinking. The only reason this is a problem is because my hit lister got hit by a car 2 days ago.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:54 AM   #21
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If you have to ask...
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:55 AM   #22
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Don't think he will make 13". If he does it wont be by much...

Unless you invest in the "Antler Spreader 5000" by Ronco
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:58 AM   #23
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I don't know about spread, but that buck is a solid four year old.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:00 PM   #24
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I think he is legal, I would kill him and not think twice. I have measured several set of ears in the alert position and none were close to 13" they were all well over 14"
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:21 PM   #25
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I doubt he'll make 13, and if there is any doubt at all, shouldn't even be a question

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Old 11-23-2019, 12:23 PM   #26
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I think he is legal, I would kill him and not think twice. I have measured several set of ears in the alert position and none were close to 13" they were all well over 14"
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:42 PM   #27
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I think he's legal. Those ears look 14"+
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:46 PM   #28
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Looks very close, within 1/2 inch either way. Too close to say yes for me
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:47 PM   #29
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Nope, let him grow....
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:59 PM   #30
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I'm going with nope. 12.5-12.75" is my guess.
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Old 11-23-2019, 01:05 PM   #31
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Yeah, that bucks rack is 14+
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:25 PM   #32
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Looks very close, within 1/2 inch either way. Too close to say yes for me
This is what I would guess. He could be right at 13". Best of luck in your hunting.
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:35 PM   #33
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:51 PM   #34
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No sir..Let him walk.

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Old 11-23-2019, 03:53 PM   #35
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Send pic to the warden?
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:00 PM   #36
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let him go another year or 2 and hope for the best.
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:04 PM   #37
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Nope.
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:12 PM   #38
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Have you seen him in while in the stand? He looks like 13 1/16 if I was guessing.
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:13 PM   #39
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I think he gets there
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:17 PM   #40
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That is too close to call without the tape, and if you are likely to get checked, it's not worth the risk.
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:19 PM   #41
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I'd so no,not legal.
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:33 PM   #42
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Send pic to the warden?
Wardens response will be, "he is close, your call but be careful" warden cannot and will not give permission
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:02 PM   #43
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Close enough
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:03 PM   #44
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Close enough
Ditto. Fine public land trophy. Good luck
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:48 PM   #45
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Nope
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:27 PM   #46
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Consensus.......
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:33 PM   #47
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Exactly. There is no such thing as a consensus on TBH.
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:52 PM   #48
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Haha I know its split right down the middle! But sending a pic to the warden is a pretty good idea. Worth a shot at least.

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Old 11-23-2019, 06:55 PM   #49
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legal but nothing to spare,,, 13.0 -13.25
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:05 PM   #50
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That's a fairly common rack out there. There are some studs and for sure no doubters out there. I wouldn't chance it, I'd rather take a doe or spike and wait on one of the real bruisers. Good luck either way and enjoy your hunt.
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