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Old 11-02-2017, 09:31 PM   #1
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I know that it is illegal to use artificial light to hunt deer. But I know of no regulation prohibiting hunting by moonlight. It was bright enough this evening to hunt much later than I actually did hunt.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:34 PM   #2
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Read up on sunset and sunrise definitions in the hunters annual handbook.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:35 PM   #3
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:36 PM   #4
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I feel like you shouldn’t be hunting whitetail in Texas if you ask this question....
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:37 PM   #5
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:37 PM   #6
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Hunt by moonlight?
You may as well hunt by a feeder!
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:37 PM   #7
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:38 PM   #8
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°ay caramba!
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:39 PM   #9
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:42 PM   #10
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Its always the little details that get ya
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:46 PM   #11
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Are you serious about that Clark?
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:46 PM   #12
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:47 PM   #13
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What about feral hogs?
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:48 PM   #14
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What about feral hogs?
No rules. Kill them all, whatever it takes.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:51 PM   #15
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:52 PM   #16
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Well chit, guess I had better pick up one of those pamphlets next year. I haven't read one in years.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:56 PM   #17
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Honest injun, I thought that you could hunt deer until you could not see well enough to shoot. Not much sense in the rifle hunters buying those thousand dollars scopes to get a few extra minutes of shooting in if the regulation is a half hour after sundown. It is still pretty light then.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:57 PM   #18
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:58 PM   #19
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Well that didn't show up right dang it
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:02 PM   #20
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I've killed a pile of axis by moon light
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:19 PM   #21
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What in tarnation
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:22 PM   #22
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I've killed a pile of axis by moon light
Can you see the spots or just go off of the antlers or blocky shape? It would be my luck to shoot a whitetail.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:22 PM   #23
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...how long have you been deer hunting?
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:26 PM   #24
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It's five o'clock somewhere.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:26 PM   #25
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no one is any better off for having read this......
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:29 PM   #26
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no one is any better off for having read this......
I am. Before reading this, I wasnít amused....and now Iím extremely amused.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:30 PM   #27
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I usually can't see good enough about 15 minutes after sunset much less the 1/2 hour....

oh look...what is that?
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:31 PM   #28
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I like to hunt with my spotlight as the full moon is only once a month.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:32 PM   #29
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:44 PM   #30
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I am. Before reading this, I wasnít amused....and now Iím extremely amused.


This made me laugh. Now I'm amused


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Old 11-02-2017, 10:55 PM   #31
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:04 PM   #32
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I know that it is illegal to use artificial light to hunt deer. But I know of no regulation prohibiting hunting by moonlight. It was bright enough this evening to hunt much later than I actually did hunt.
Welcome to the brotherhood of east texas hunters ! The angel on your shoulder will keep telling you it's wrong but ignore her. Things that feel so good can't be wrong
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:18 PM   #33
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Use a suppressor if you do
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:21 PM   #34
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Had a guy in Oklahoma tell me the way he killed his biggest bucks was rattling on a full moon during the rut!
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:24 PM   #35
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Had a guy in Oklahoma tell me the way he killed his biggest bucks was rattling on a full moon during the rut!
Fairly certain my neighbor does this as well
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:12 AM   #36
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OK, so there's a rule. So I won't deer hunt by moonlight. I knew that there had to be a catch. But I will still use the hunt until I can't see to shoot method to determine quitting time. I don't wear a watch. I'm not going to look at my phone to check the time as it blinds me. With my old eyes I'm probably legal anyway. If I'm off by a couple of minutes no one will know, including myself.
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:18 AM   #37
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Had a guy in Oklahoma tell me the way he killed his biggest bucks was rattling on a full moon during the rut!
Sometimes we forget that full moons can occur during daylight hours. In fact, judging from the time that the moon came up on yesterday there very well may be a full moon visible during legal shooting hours today. I will have to try some rattling before coming back to the house. It was not working earlier this week.
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Old 11-03-2017, 03:11 AM   #38
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I'd be willing to bet that most hunters stay on stand and hunt until too dark to see......


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Old 11-03-2017, 04:13 AM   #39
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I feel like you shouldnít be hunting whitetail in Texas if you ask this question....
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:14 AM   #40
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Honest injun, I thought that you could hunt deer until you could not see well enough to shoot. Not much sense in the rifle hunters buying those thousand dollars scopes to get a few extra minutes of shooting in if the regulation is a half hour after sundown. It is still pretty light then.
On a real cloudy day it is pitch black 30 minutes after sunset.
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:17 AM   #41
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Had a guy in Oklahoma tell me the way he killed his biggest bucks was rattling on a full moon during the rut!
Never tried this but I'll bet its highly effective..
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OK, so there's a rule. So I won't deer hunt by moonlight. I knew that there had to be a catch. But I will still use the hunt until I can't see to shoot method to determine quitting time. I don't wear a watch. I'm not going to look at my phone to check the time as it blinds me. With my old eyes I'm probably legal anyway. If I'm off by a couple of minutes no one will know, including myself.
And no one will care.. Do it to it..
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:49 AM   #43
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Full moon in November is the hunters moon. They don't call it that because it sounds cool. Once you let you eyes adjust you can see very well on a full moon.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:34 AM   #45
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November 4th
Full Beaver Moon 1:23 am

December 3rd
Full Cold Moon 10:47 am

The hunters moon was in October. Tonight is the full beaver moon.
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November 4th
Full Beaver Moon 1:23 am

December 3rd
Full Cold Moon 10:47 am

The hunters moon was in October. Tonight is the full beaver moon.
you can't say "full beaver" on TBH.......
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:24 AM   #47
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Hang on, the seventh graders will be waking shortly. This will make their day.
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:28 AM   #48
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Full moon in November is the hunters moon. They don't call it that because it sounds cool. Once you let you eyes adjust you can see very well on a full moon.
Other than being off by a month, care to share some hunting stories about hunters moon hunts?
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:32 AM   #49
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On a real cloudy day it is pitch black 30 minutes after sunset.
Yes sir, it is. But it is still legal to hunt for thirty minutes after sunset.
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:34 AM   #50
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Is that the same thing as limbsavers
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