I have always wondered why Texas continues to believe spikes are inferior genetically when there is so much proof to the contrary. When I lived there,(late '50's early 60's) even I knew there was nothing wrong with a spike.
Our season is over except for one juvenile weekend. However, our does are legal during the entire season in most areas.
Making them legal post season accomplishes two things. It reduces the current doe population and since many of the does are bred by post season, it reduces the fawn crop.