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What are youth hunters allowed to harvest this weekend? In other words... a doe? Any antlered deer? Bucks with at least 3 points on one side? I realize it varies from zone to zone, so specifically zone 7?
 

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I think this harvest is limited to monster bucks that have already lost one side of their rack and pregnant does..........
Really.....saw a real good buck the other day and He had both sides..........and people were killing pregnant Does back in November.....as a matter of fact my son was part of a study that has been ongoing for several years and back in October ,for the first time the majority of the Does they checked after the kill ( first Muzzleloader season) were pregnant. This was in Columbia county on a highly managed 2500 acres. They had college students doing Doe kills to manage and check them for conception. Usually it isn't nearly that many but for some reason this year they were.
So your correct they will still be killing pregnant Does (just like any bowhunter will from now until the end of February and the majority of the one's,at least in that little portion of Columbia county,that have been killed so far) and there is a slight chance of one that has lost an antler ......real slight.......

Enjoy Youth Hunters go get another for your families freezer........
 

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Caution......... if the youth has already killed one buck then 3 pts on one side is required. only first buck is a buck of choice.
Youths may harvest the modern gun limit of bucks and does for the zone they are hunting during the youth hunt. (NOTE: Antler-point restrictions for bucks do not apply to youth hunters any time during this hunt or the rest of deer season.)
 

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Really.....saw a real good buck the other day and He had both sides..........and people were killing pregnant Does back in November.....as a matter of fact my son was part of a study that has been ongoing for several years and back in October ,for the first time the majority of the Does they checked after the kill ( first Muzzleloader season) were pregnant. This was in Columbia county on a highly managed 2500 acres. They had college students doing Doe kills to manage and check them for conception. Usually it isn't nearly that many but for some reason this year they were.
So your correct they will still be killing pregnant Does (just like any bowhunter will from now until the end of February and the majority of the one's,at least in that little portion of Columbia county,that have been killed so far) and there is a slight chance of one that has lost an antler ......real slight.......

Enjoy Youth Hunters go get another for your families freezer........

Good grief.......
 

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Here you go.

Species: Deer
Zones: 1; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A; 17; 1A; 2; 3; 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9
Opens: 1/7/2012
Closes: 1/8/2012
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
Only youths 6 to 15 years old may harvest deer during the special youth modern gun deer hunt (see exceptions below).
Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21.
Youths may harvest the modern gun limit of bucks and does for the zone they are hunting during the youth hunt. (NOTE: Antler-point restrictions for bucks do not apply to youth hunters any time during this hunt or the rest of deer season.)
All deer harvested count toward the youth’s seasonal bag limit.
No dogs.
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Exceptions:
Hunters 65 years of age or older and holding a valid Arkansas hunting license accompanying a youth 6 to 15 years old during the youth hunt may harvest deer. These deer must meet antler restrictions;
Bowhunters may hunt during the youth hunt, but must wear hunter orange;
WMAs with permit-based deer hunts are closed to the Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt.
 

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good grief.......
really.....saw a real good buck the other day and he had both sides..........and people were killing pregnant does back in november.....as a matter of fact my son was part of a study that has been ongoing for several years and back in october ,for the first time the majority of the does they checked after the kill ( first muzzleloader season) were pregnant. This was in columbia county on a highly managed 2500 acres. They had college students doing doe kills to manage and check them for conception. Usually it isn't nearly that many but for some reason this year they were.
So your correct they will still be killing pregnant does (just like any bowhunter will from now until the end of february and the majority of the one's,at least in that little portion of columbia county,that have been killed so far) and there is a slight chance of one that has lost an antler ......real slight.......

Enjoy youth hunters go get another for your families freezer........
good grief x2
 

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It's not always easy to correctly understand the regulations. We called AG&F and asked what youth in zone 7 could harvest this hunt. The lady told us bucks only....with no antler restrictions. We specifically asked abouts does, and she said no, they cannot harvest does.

We called the AG&F back the next day and a different lady told us that the youth in zone 7 can harvest a doe this weekend, but ONLY if they have not already harvested a doe during any of the previous seasons. However, she said if they had harvested a doe earlier this seasoning zone 7, that we could simply move over to one of our neighboring zones and harvest another doe this weekend. She said they could take bucks (up to for the year) without regard to antler size.

Since 2 calls yielded 2 different stories, we called a 3rd time. We got the same response as we did on the 2nd call.
 

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It's not always easy to correctly understand the regulations. We called AG&F and asked what youth in zone 7 could harvest this hunt. The lady told us bucks only....with no antler restrictions. We specifically asked abouts does, and she said no, they cannot harvest does.

We called the AG&F back the next day and a different lady told us that the youth in zone 7 can harvest a doe this weekend, but ONLY if they have not already harvested a doe during any of the previous seasons. However, she said if they had harvested a doe earlier this seasoning zone 7, that we could simply move over to one of our neighboring zones and harvest another doe this weekend. She said they could take bucks (up to for the year) without regard to antler size.

Since 2 calls yielded 2 different stories, we called a 3rd time. We got the same response as we did on the 2nd call.
There's one thing for sure... AGFC employees are probably the least likely group of people to give you a straight answer.
What did the reg book say? It cant be that confusing.
 
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