Antler restrictions, ET [East Texas] hunters reminded of the 13-inch rule as 2017 deer season busts wide open November 5, 2017 Texas

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Antler restrictions, ET [East Texas] hunters reminded of the 13-inch rule as 2017 deer season busts wide open November 5, 2017 Texas, Lufkin Daily News
...Antler restrictions were first implemented as a experiment in the early 2000s in six southeast Texas counties. Since that time the regulation has been expanded to more than 100 East Texas counties... two bucks per season. One of the bucks must have an inside spread of 13 inches or more, while the second must be a spike or have at least one unbranched antler...
... Under the preliminary proposal, in Briscoe, Hall, Childress, Floyd, Motley, and Cottle counties, a legal mule-deer buck would be defined as one with an outside antler spread of 20 inches or more ,,,The antler-restriction rule is similar to one TPWD has used to great effect to protect young whitetail bucks and improve herd structure and average age of bucks taken by hunters...



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