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Old 01-14-2018, 09:36 AM   #1
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Does this mean that anterless deer can only be taken on MLD properties?
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:52 AM   #2
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Thats the way I read it. I just glanced thru some of the county regsin the booklet and they all say the same.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:55 AM   #3
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Meaning that an antlerless permit is only required on mld. You can kill a doe or buck off of your over the counter tags.

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:06 AM   #4
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I read it as no antlerless except mld
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:07 AM   #5
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Anything that that you could shoot opening day of the season you can shoot during ML.

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:10 AM   #6
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Very confusing reg and is the same in my county...I don't think you can take a doe during ML.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:11 AM   #7
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The tag is only required on mld. You can take does. Just like archery season in a bunch of counties.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:14 AM   #8
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I'm with the can't take doe crowd. I always read it as Bucks only and the proof of the antlerless being killed in MLD had to have MLD Tag. Any antlerless outside MLD couldnt be killed.

Very well could be wrong but I don't shoot doe on this county yet so haven't really cared.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:14 AM   #9
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I wish we could archery hunt during ML season like louisiana.


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Old 01-14-2018, 10:19 AM   #10
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Read it again. Does are legal, general season limits apply. Antlerless permits required ONLY ON MLD properties. Your tags are on your license.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:26 AM   #11
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What county is this? Because Bastrop county ML regs say antlerless “By” mld only. Since this says mld only required, I think does are legal for you.


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Old 01-14-2018, 10:29 AM   #12
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You got MLD permits from state on the property you hunt? If you have not taken a AR buck yet, you can use a muzzleloader to take one. If you have not taken a legal spike yet, you can take one with a muzzleloader. No anterless unless you got MLD permit from state. This was clarified for me by GW in Wilson county.

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:39 AM   #13
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You got MLD permits from state on the property you hunt? If you have not taken a AR buck yet, you can use a muzzleloader to take one. If you have not taken a legal spike yet, you can take one with a muzzleloader. No anterless unless you got MLD permit from state. This was clarified for me by GW in Wilson county.
Wilson county regs are different. See below.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:41 AM   #14
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They should change it and let us take one antlerless during archery or muzzle loader season
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:41 AM   #15
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Y’all are overthinking this. Read the regs for your county and contact your game warden if any clarification is needed.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:41 AM   #16
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Wilson county regs are different. See below.
Looks the same to me? Other than "properties", before I shot anything call the GW and verify. Takes 5 minutes of communication to prevent a fine.

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:46 AM   #17
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Looks the same to me? Other than "properties", before I shot anything call the GW and verify. Takes 5 minutes of communication to prevent a fine.
“Required only on” is not in Wilson county’s regs. Wilson county clearly states antlerless during muzzleloader season by mld ONLY.

Op’s County regs state permit required ONLY on mld properties. Otherwise, no permit required. Just license tag.

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:50 AM   #18
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MLD properties would be designated by the state with permits,correct?
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:58 AM   #19
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Here is a direct message from. Warden friend of mine. This applies to Cherokee Co.




Here is how the Cherokee Co. regs reads:





So if your regs read this way, you can take doe. Most counties that have Muzzleloader season, all general season regs apply unless otherwise stated.

So yes, you can take doe


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Old 01-14-2018, 11:00 AM   #20
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Level 3. Extended Season Antlerless and Buck MLDP: Level 3 MLD permits allow the harvest of antlerless and buck deer by permit from the Saturday nearest September 30 through the last hunting season in your county. Similar to the other MLD levels, all deer harvested on the ranch are tagged with MLD permits issued by the state.

This is my understanding, but I am usually wrong. I copied this from here:


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Old 01-14-2018, 11:07 AM   #21
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Mld is a program that lets a state biologist designate a special season and bag limit specifically for your property. I believe there is a cost and minimum acreage requirement to enroll.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:10 AM   #22
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I've always hated their wording, kinda confusing the way they throw mld in there.


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Old 01-14-2018, 11:14 AM   #23
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Mld is a program that lets a state biologist designate a special season and bag limit specifically for your property. I believe there is a cost and minimum acreage requirement to enroll.
Yes sir, that is correct. I hope TPWD re evaluates Wilson county and lets us take one anterless during muzzleloader.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:32 PM   #24
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Here is a direct message from. Warden friend of mine. This applies to Cherokee Co.




Here is how the Cherokee Co. regs reads:





So if your regs read this way, you can take doe. Most counties that have Muzzleloader season, all general season regs apply unless otherwise stated.

So yes, you can take doe


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Reading the wardens note then you cannot take a doe in Navarro county because you cannot take one during opening day of general season. Only during bow season and thanksgiving. Worth a phone call for sure!
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:05 PM   #25
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looks like I am going to Leon County next week with muzzleloader in hand and hope a doe comes out...yes the reg. book is not real clear on this. good luck folks.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:12 PM   #26
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Called Austin twice about does in Hunt county. Told by two different people that does were legal game during the muzzle loader season.
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