Spike buck harvest issue pits biology vs. management January 12, 2012 Texas

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Spike buck harvest issue pits biology vs. management January 12, 2012 San Antonio Express (blog)

In the case of spike bucks at the Big O, if the antler on either side is not at least 6 inches long, the hunter is assessed a $300 penalty and is prohibited from shooting a trophy deer for the rest of the season. “We had to institute some kind of control because the hunters were shooting too many immature deer,” said John Oppenheimer, owner of the ranch ... 

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