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Old 11-08-2017, 11:18 AM   #1
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Is it legal to ear tag a low fence deer if you come across a fawn? I was just thinking it would be pretty cool when i come across some fawns bedded down to go ahead and tag them and watch/track the through the years. texas or oklahoma fyi. im going to call the game warden and ask him as well but was just wandering what you guys know
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:01 PM   #2
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Not legal.
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:05 PM   #3
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Not legal.
You sure about that?
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:07 PM   #4
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We used to have one that had a collar with a bell that came from the neighbors.
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:14 PM   #5
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Notch an ear
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:16 PM   #6
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:22 PM   #7
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Be hard to prove you did it.
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:35 PM   #8
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Be hard to prove you did it.
So, apparently, anything you can get away with is OK.
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:48 PM   #9
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So, apparently, anything you can get away with is OK.
Where does he say that?
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:49 PM   #10
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So, apparently, anything you can get away with is OK.
Pretty sad ain't it! Unfortunately that's the world we live in
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:57 PM   #11
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So, apparently, anything you can get away with is OK.


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Pretty sad ain't it! Unfortunately that's the world we live in






So apparently you two always drive the exact speed limit and never speed?

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Old 11-08-2017, 01:17 PM   #12
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So apparently you two always drive the act speed limit and never speed?
Lol I know right!!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:23 PM   #13
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Not sure if it's legal or not but we had a young buck show up at my place in Lampasas that had an ear tag and there was no high fence places any where around us. We decided to just watch him and see what he grew up to but I left the place before he got over 3. The only thing I would think that would make it illegal is that the state owns the deer.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:26 PM   #14
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Too much physical contact with fawn may drive the doe to abandon the fawn,
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:25 PM   #15
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Under what law?
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:29 PM   #16
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I'm not finding that game law stating it cannot be done. I've thought about it several times myself but haven't done it.
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:36 PM   #17
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So, apparently, anything you can get away with is OK.
Would seeing a deer on your place with an ear tag upset you? I doubt it. Anyone ive ever talked to that saw a deer with an ear tag thought it was pretty neat. He would get a pass on many places I would think until he got so where he wasn't passable. Could dang sure give him a few more years of his life I bet. I don't understand whats not ok with it as long as youre not hunting illegal. To watch and see him every year would be cool to keep track of. JMO.

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Old 11-08-2017, 02:39 PM   #18
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So apparently you two always drive the exact speed limit and never speed?
Apparently you like splitting hairs! Lol
It's the mentality of this generation of "be hard to prove you did it" that compels people to deliberately find a grey area to try to justify their actions.
If people can't see the error in that then "apparently" they don't want to.
If it's legal ,, go for it! I think it would be cool to know you was watching the same deer grow over the years.

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Old 11-08-2017, 02:43 PM   #19
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No sir not exactly. Breaking the law is breaking the law no matter how small. So your doing 56 in a 55 is breaking a law just like this fellar is talking about. Here is a little quote for you “let he without sin cast the first stone”.


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Old 11-08-2017, 02:59 PM   #20
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You can quote scripture all day if you want, your still doing the same thing your accusing me of,, and your missing the point! If I break a law I deserve to be punished by the law accordingly. I don't deliberately find a way to break laws and justify my actions or "get away " with something. ( not saying anyone is , it's just a common thing)
If you wish to discuss farther then shoot me a pm, I'm not going to keep muddying up the op's thread with unnecessary banter.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:14 PM   #21
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All I'm saying is someone upset with someone about putting an ear tag in a deers ear is rediculous and just out to get someone in trouble. That's what I meant by what I said. There's a lot of great people on here that would think it would be cool to see a deer with an ear tag and continue to watch game cam pics and keep up with it.
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:00 PM   #22
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Under what law?
First thing that comes to mind is that you would be capturing a live wild whitetail fawn without a permit. Second thing is you would marking/tagging the fawn for personal research without a permit. I agree it would be fun to watch and hard to prove but still not something someone could do without the proper permits.
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:08 PM   #23
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First thing that comes to mind is that you would be capturing a live wild whitetail fawn without a permit. Second thing is you would marking/tagging the fawn for personal research without a permit. I agree it would be fun to watch and hard to prove but still not something someone could do without the proper permits.
I was wondering how it was illegal

I can see the capturing, even though it might be 2 min you still had to "catch" it


I would love to catch one and put a tracking collar on it here just to see where all the ones I see go and how they get there. IF that was legal
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:18 PM   #24
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I don't think I'm agile enough to tag a deer, but I'm agile enough to watch one. I've watched her for three years now.

FTR this is not high fenced, just introduced genetics.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:05 PM   #25
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Watched her all last season. Found out she was native that got out of high fence after release from DMP pen.
I tagged a doe fawn back in 2001 that I saw wobble across a highway and lay down. A friend of my moms spotted her 7-8 years later 10 miles upstream near the same creek on another highway.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:12 PM   #26
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I just asked a GW buddy. It's illegal.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:14 PM   #27
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First thing that comes to mind is that you would be capturing a live wild whitetail fawn without a permit. Second thing is you would marking/tagging the fawn for personal research without a permit. I agree it would be fun to watch and hard to prove but still not something someone could do without the proper permits.


I know of a few places that tagged wild fawns just to keep tabs on them. Game Warden went out to those places and never brought anything up. Wonder if they just didn't know, or just didn't care.

"Tagging for personal research" does that only apply to wild caught deer? What about dmp or released breeder does?
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:35 AM   #28
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It's not worth the backlash that you'd get here, when you shot it and posted pictures!
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:58 PM   #29
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First thing that comes to mind is that you would be capturing a live wild whitetail fawn without a permit. Second thing is you would marking/tagging the fawn for personal research without a permit. I agree it would be fun to watch and hard to prove but still not something someone could do without the proper permits.
So your just assuming its illegal. Cool, that's what I figured.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:06 PM   #30
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I was wondering how it was illegal

I can see the capturing, even though it might be 2 min you still had to "catch" it


I would love to catch one and put a tracking collar on it here just to see where all the ones I see go and how they get there. IF that was legal
If you walked up on a fresh fawn you wouldn't have to catch it, just reach down and put the tag in.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:22 PM   #31
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So your just assuming its illegal. Cool, that's what I figured.
No assuming. You need permits to capture or tag any wild deer that is still alive.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:04 AM   #32
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Be hard to prove you did it.
Is this how’s it’s done in East Texas? No wonder that part of the state has a rotten reputation among hunting enthusiasts
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:17 PM   #33
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I'll supply the fawn(my choice), video equipment, tags, and equipment for anyone who thinks they can 1. catch a fawn 2. hold said fawn and ear tag it. I will retain all rights to the video.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:21 PM   #34
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We had a buck on the ranch that the cowboys had tipped both ears as a fawn so you could recognize him every year. With the ears tipped it made him look a lot wider than he was.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:29 PM   #35
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Rough crowd here lately geeze.

The problem is that by touching the fawn you endanger it to predators and the doe might abandon the fawn.

I thought of doing this in the 70's and actually did it. I put a cattle tag in the ear of a bedded fawn. I just reached over and pulled its ear away its head and snapped it in. The fawn never moved except for moving its ears.

I wish that I could say we watched that fawn grow up but we never saw it again.

My Dad told me it was because I touched the animal and left my scent and either the doe left it or a yote or bobcat got it. In any case I felt bad about the fawn so never did it again.



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Old 11-14-2017, 12:37 PM   #36
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You can quote scripture all day if you want, your still doing the same thing your accusing me of,, and your missing the point! If I break a law I deserve to be punished by the law accordingly. I don't deliberately find a way to break laws and justify my actions or "get away " with something. ( not saying anyone is , it's just a common thing)
If you wish to discuss farther then shoot me a pm, I'm not going to keep muddying up the op's thread with unnecessary banter.
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Lmao you must be a really fun guy to hang out with on the weekends...
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