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Old 09-30-2010, 12:19 PM
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I've noticed while reading posts on here that some people shoot 4 pointers and even spikes and so forth. Missouri has an antler restriction law that says a buck you shoot has to have atleast 4 points on one side. You can shoot a spike, but they have to be less than 3 inches. Are any other states like this?
anybody against this, for this? what are you thoughts???
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:10 PM
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Oklahoma doesn't have antler restrictions, but I think it would help if we did. There is no need to shoot these small bucks. Letting these small bucks walk, and shooting does instead helps balance the herd and makes for better hunting in future years.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:16 PM
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I absolutely agree. Now for our youth hunts (we have two of them, and they both last 2 days) there are no restrictions. Which I think is good b/c that way a child gets the chance to bag a buck. My cousin's boy got a 4 pointer last year and was the happiest little guy on the face of the planet! HE's only 6! That's something he's going to remember and hopefully want to continue for the rest of his life!
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:43 PM
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We have to have at least 3 points on one side
I wouldn't have a problem if they had to have 4 on one side to be legal
Arkansas bucks are getting bigger because of it
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:36 PM
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No restrictions here. But if a spike buck has less than 3" spikes its considered antlerless.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:56 PM
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PA has 3-4 point restrictions depending on where you are hunting. I have seen improvement in antler size/points since the restriction,however, PA issued so many doe tags that the herds have been reduced dramatically. It's becoming tough hunting now just to see deer. Also, the deer have become nocturnal in just the last few years. I hate educated deer!
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