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Old 10-11-2018, 12:25 PM   #51
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I say wait till you see him in person, can't tell diddly from those pictures. Let us know when you do.

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Old 10-11-2018, 12:28 PM   #52
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Tell BigThicketBoy to shoot him and check then..
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:29 PM   #53
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You may be on to something there
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:07 PM   #54
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Hopefully the deer is not a morning time deer he will never get up on time
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:56 PM   #55
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I'm tempted to send pics to the GW and see what he says


He will tell you he better be 13”
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:00 PM   #56
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<13
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:53 AM   #57
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...... May need to be coyote bait
So you are encouraging him to break 2 laws, with one of those being a class A misdemeanor? Intentionally wasting meat is about the most unethical violation I can think of. It’s just wrong.

And unless you are going to shoot a lot more deer than just this 1, you aren’t making any improvements to genetics. The doe is 1/2 the equation, and he’s got lots of relatives there too. Mom, grandma, half-sisters, dad, half-brothers, etc. Shooting a single deer doesn’t change anything about genetics, especially on low fence.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:23 AM   #58
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I’d say he barely makes the 13” in my experience Big old bucks usually have big ole heads and big ole ears which makes it deceiving
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:30 PM   #59
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So you are encouraging him to break 2 laws, with one of those being a class A misdemeanor? Intentionally wasting meat is about the most unethical violation I can think of. It’s just wrong.

And unless you are going to shoot a lot more deer than just this 1, you aren’t making any improvements to genetics. The doe is 1/2 the equation, and he’s got lots of relatives there too. Mom, grandma, half-sisters, dad, half-brothers, etc. Shooting a single deer doesn’t change anything about genetics, especially on low fence.

Encouraging who?

Ummm.....no. I'm hoping coyotes eat his old arse. I do not ever break fish and game laws.
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:33 PM   #60
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Looks like he showed up at another spot. Y'all think this is the same deer? Not a good pic (WGI), but it may be the same old guy.





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Old 10-12-2018, 04:42 PM   #61
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Yup that's him
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:43 PM   #62
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He is 13" and probably 13 yrs old!
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:51 PM   #63
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Put a sign above your cameras, "Look here and say cheese!" This way we can get a good look at his spread and maybe someone can age him by his teeth.

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Old 10-12-2018, 04:56 PM   #64
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Can you smear some niller on your cameras so we can get a gosh dang frontal?


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Old 10-12-2018, 05:06 PM   #65
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How much is the fine if you miss judge? And
if you do at that point do you call the GW. Another scenario when you are driving to the lease and speed do you call DPS and tell them to right you ticket.
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:10 PM   #66
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I'm guessing 6YO and he does make 13"
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:50 PM   #67
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He's good at avoiding a forward pic
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:22 PM   #68
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Yep old and I dont think he makes 13" but I cant tell from the angle you posted.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:51 PM   #69
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I've had that tv crew at my camp twice. So far we haven't made the show. I don't want to change that


Because you’re so shady/squirelly looking


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Old 10-12-2018, 07:38 PM   #70
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Well... you’ve got three options...

1) play it safe, let him walk and let him either die of old age or let the neighbors risk that one if they want to.

2) shoot him, measure him @ =/> 13” and haul his fat *** to the freezer.

3) shoot him, measure him @ < 13” and hmmm... I guess the neighbors shot him or he died, haven’t seen him on camera in a few weeks...

But I don’t know if #3 should be your top pick, you have already been scolded for encouraging yourself to be a criminal
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:45 PM   #71
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If he's not 13 there are always brush snips. He's big bodied and old and needs taken out.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:56 PM   #72
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It’s tough to tell on this guy with the pics he’s given you so far. Not sure if he is 13”I think he makes it but not sure. I would bet he’s atleast 12 1/2”. Would a warden really right a ticket for a buck that close and that old? Think I would shoot him and if he makes it, awsome. If not I would call the warden tell/show him the buck and bank on him being nice and acknowledging your honesty. Not sure I would have called him in advance.

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Old 10-13-2018, 11:12 AM   #73
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I got a bit better pic of the one I'm not sure of....
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:28 AM   #74
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Looks easily 13”
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:02 PM   #75
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How much is the fine if you miss judge? And
if you do at that point do you call the GW. Another scenario when you are driving to the lease and speed do you call DPS and tell them to right you ticket.
Not cheap. Criminal charges...roughly $450 for pleading nolo contender or guilty at the local JP. Civil charges...aka Civil restitution base price is roughly $900ish for buck deer at or less than 100” BC then going up incrementally $? per inch. As of last season TPWD didnt post equation online.

I hope vogues a bit for your camera AC. Maybe make a mock scrape and pee below the camera...however you may just get an eyeful of testes.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:05 PM   #76
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Not cheap. Criminal charges...roughly $450 for pleading nolo contender or guilty at the local JP. Civil charges...aka Civil restitution base price is roughly $900ish for buck deer at or less than 100” BC then going up incrementally $? per inch. As of last season TPWD didnt post equation online.



I hope vogues a bit for your camera AC. Maybe make a mock scrape and pee below the camera...however you may just get an eyeful of testes.


Prob wouldn’t be the first time. Hi Jeff


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Old 10-13-2018, 03:38 PM   #77
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Prob wouldn’t be the first time. Hi Jeff


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I shot a 6.5 year old 10 point buck with a rifle about 3 years ago that looked huge. Big bodied deer like the one I posted. He had a tall rack. He came out and was broadsided. I shot thinking he was gonna be a wall hanger. To my surprise he was only 12 3/4" wide! He had some serious ground shrinkage. I immediately called the Game Warden and told him what I had done. He came by the next day to look at it. (GW knows I have a walk in cooler.) When he showed up and opened the cooler he said, "dang I would have shot him too." Then he closed the door and never said another word about that deer.
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Old 10-13-2018, 03:40 PM   #78
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Pushbutton2, I'm thinking yours looks legal in the last pic you posted
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Old 10-13-2018, 03:57 PM   #79
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AC, I had close to the same situation 3 years ago. Shot at a buck with at least a 14" spread with my bow and clean missed him. He came back a month later and I got him with the rifle. Walked up and said uh oh! I was sweating on the way home. Put a tape on him and it was 13⅛.

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Old 10-13-2018, 04:28 PM   #80
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Not cheap. Criminal charges...roughly $450 for pleading nolo contender or guilty at the local JP. Civil charges...aka Civil restitution base price is roughly $900ish for buck deer at or less than 100” BC then going up incrementally $? per inch. As of last season TPWD didnt post equation online.

I hope vogues a bit for your camera AC. Maybe make a mock scrape and pee below the camera...however you may just get an eyeful of testes.
Never mind bad idea.
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