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If you shoot a buck, be careful with the horns! My dad shot (what he thought was a doe) and come to find out, it was a buck that had already dropped his horns. :eek: Seems kind of early to me. Oh, this was in Grant Co.
 

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I have a question that relates to this, and I think it has been discussed a little in the past...

So you shoot what you think is a doe - and walk up to find that it is a buck that has shed.... What are the implications in the following scenarios:

1. You have already killed your two bucks... thus making this one your third (and over-the-limit)?

2. If it has already shed - how do you know if it was even legal when it had its horns? Is it that big spike or fork-horn that was let walk countelss times?

That 120 lbs "doe" that was actually the former boss fork-horn would have been illegal only a few days/weeks earlier when he still had his horns.

Now I realize that at this point in the season, it is archery only, and that you are much closer to your quarry - and a lot less likely to make the mistake or to miss the pedicles. But still - it does happen.

And no, I am not advocating shortening seasons or moving them. But I am curious - particularly seeing as how we are apparently in a year/season where deer in some areas seem to be dropping horns quite a bit earlier than the norm.
 

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He called the G&F to make sure and they said AB. My dad hadn't killed one yet this year so it wasn't a problem for his limit. Oh, and it was on monday with a mzl and the deer was at 115 yards running and he dropped it. He know it didn't have anything on it's head but could get a real close look at it to see it was a buck that had dropped. I guess if you have already killed your 2 bucks....you better look pretty close at the deer before you shoot.
 

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My son killed one a few years ago on Dec.22 that had dropped its horns.
 

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I am not positive, but I am pretty sure that if you had already killed your two bucks and then killed one that had shed its antlers, the WO would be more than willing to give you a break.
 

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It should count as an anterless deer.

This is why if I have the freezer full at this time, I go to shooting ducks and geese. I would be mad if I shot a huge buck that had lost his rack.

Good luck to all, be safe.
 

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It should count as an anterless deer.

This is why if I have the freezer full at this time, I go to shooting ducks and geese. I would be mad if I shot a huge buck that had lost his rack.

Good luck to all, be safe.
AGFC says there is no longer a catagory for "Anterless Deer" He must be checked as BB and .................:smack: :frown: :frown: :frown:
 

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He checked it online and there is an option for "Antlered deer with 0 points" so that is what he checked it as. Who knows the proper way to do it. As long as it gets checked and as a buck in some form it's fine.
 

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If it doesnt have horns treat it like a doe. I do not believe you would be convicted because some game warden is a jerk. They are getting way to picky with all their rules.
 

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If it doesnt have horns treat it like a doe. I do not believe you would be convicted because some game warden is a jerk. They are getting way to picky with all their rules.
but it wasn't a doe. Two weeks ago I'm sure it was a buck with antlers so why would we change the way we tag it just because he lost his horns? Still an "antlered deer with 0 points," which BTW is an option for checking a deer now.



Okay, when checking a deer online on agfc.com there are 3 options..
1) Antlered
2) Button Buck
3) Doe

Then, there is a spot to enter the total number of points. So, if it is a buck that has lost its antlers, it is an antlered deer with 0 point. If it is a Doe with antlers, then you would select option #1 because it doesn't say Antlered "Buck," just antlered. So there, we have it all straight now. :thumb:
 

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but it wasn't a doe. Two weeks ago I'm sure it was a buck with antlers so why would we change the way we tag it just because he lost his horns? Still an "antlered deer with 0 points," which BTW is an option for checking a deer now.



Okay, when checking a deer online on agfc.com there are 3 options..
1) Antlered
2) Button Buck
3) Doe

Then, there is a spot to enter the total number of points. So, if it is a buck that has lost its antlers, it is an antlered deer with 0 point. If it is a Doe with antlers, then you would select option #1 because it doesn't say Antlered "Buck," just antlered. So there, we have it all straight now. :thumb:
But if it's a doe with horns, isn't it still a doe?... option #3?
 
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