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Old 08-02-2022, 08:55 PM   #1
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I have seen this one in the past, hoped it was a one time thing but guess it is permanent.
Dang fork makes it illegal to shoot the dang thing too
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Old 08-02-2022, 09:04 PM   #2
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I have a few deer that are real abnormal this Season I guess because of the drought. Way more than normal.
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Old 08-02-2022, 09:07 PM   #3
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I have one like that and I to thought it was a one year thing.
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Old 08-02-2022, 09:11 PM   #4
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I wish the state would make allowances for deer like that if there mature.
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Old 08-02-2022, 09:14 PM   #5
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I wish the state would make allowances for deer like that if there mature.
I agree, its so stupid to not be able to cull them.
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Old 08-02-2022, 09:29 PM   #6
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.22 mag the fork, kill it at a later point
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Old 08-02-2022, 09:30 PM   #7
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I had this one back in 17. Old buck but not 13" in my mind. Showed the game warden and he said no he'll probably die that size. I realize now my no.1 problem was I asked him. Had I just shot him he probably would of let him slide. Big deer for Burleson County.
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:51 AM   #8
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The original goal for the 13” restriction was to allow deer to reach maturity. When that goal has been achieved letting an inferior deer walk becomes counter productive passing on inferior genetics. But what do we know!!
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Old 08-03-2022, 07:59 AM   #9
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The 13” spread has helped WAY more than it has hurt. These deer are exceptions. I understand they need to die, but don’t know how to go about getting a “but in this case” amendment to the rule.

The 13” spread rule has been great for East Texas IMO.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:11 AM   #10
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The original goal for the 13” restriction was to allow deer to reach maturity. When that goal has been achieved letting an inferior deer walk becomes counter productive passing on inferior genetics. But what do we know!!
We know that you cant control free range genetics, and that is very likely due to an injury.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:30 AM   #11
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We know that you cant control free range genetics, and that is very likely due to an injury.
This. Letting deer get old is a proven way to grow bigger deer, “culling” is not outside of a pen. Simply a mean to limit the mouths on a place which does have to be done for carrying capacity but not to alter antlers.
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:00 AM   #12
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U can kill em, just keep your mouth shut after u do. Lol
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:04 AM   #13
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They should make exceptions on deer like this
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:18 AM   #14
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Looks like a younger deer with a possible injury. I wouldn't be in a hurry to kill him. His good side is pretty good.
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:30 AM   #15
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He was around for the rut for a week. Never saw him before or after. Haven't seen any buck that resembles him either before or after. I have had the land for 12 years and feeder running the whole time.
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:33 AM   #16
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The 13” spread has helped WAY more than it has hurt. These deer are exceptions. I understand they need to die, but don’t know how to go about getting a “but in this case” amendment to the rule.

The 13” spread rule has been great for East Texas IMO.
It can't be done because it would certainly be used in illegal ways! You can see on here alone that people try and push the 13" rule.
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Old 08-03-2022, 11:14 AM   #17
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I wish the state would make allowances for deer like that if there mature.
Only way I have ever seen that may work is make it 13" or maybe even bump it up to 14" outside spread. Seems like a lot of the bucks people complain about are narrow and heavy and looking at outside spread would allow most of those deer to be shot. This would also allow older, narrow deer with kickers to be shot.
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Old 08-03-2022, 12:11 PM   #18
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They should make exceptions on deer like this
They do, it's called the SSS permit
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Old 08-03-2022, 12:13 PM   #19
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They do, it's called the SSS permit

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Old 08-03-2022, 12:32 PM   #20
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Your freezer doesn’t care what was on its head.
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Old 08-03-2022, 03:58 PM   #21
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I have a few deer that are real abnormal this Season I guess because of the drought. Way more than normal.
I’m guessing injury to right rear leg.
Interesting to see what happens in future yrs.

“Looks like a younger deer with a possible injury. I wouldn't be in a hurry to kill him. His good side is pretty good.“

Same.
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:44 AM   #22
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I don't think the buck I posted is genetic issue but whatever it is, it is a recurring issue
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Old 08-04-2022, 08:29 AM   #23
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Looks like a young buck. So all good
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:26 PM   #24
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I believe folks with their own land will do it anyway.
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