ok, what about those bucks that reach 7, 8 years old and never reach 13 inches??? When I was a little kid, there was a buck that hung around our hunting spot and we called him "high and tight". He was EXTREMELY tall but EXTREMELY narrow. He was probably a 4 1/2 year old when he was taken. This deer would've never made the 13 inches rule but scored in the 170's! I would ask the game warden this question and find out what happens IF you make a mistake... it's always good to be prepared....
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