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PA, Antler restrictions #6391951
12/06/18 11:34 PM
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Fredonia, PA.
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Who else HATES it?


Liberals are not for gun control, they are for no guns, then control!
Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6391975
12/06/18 11:49 PM
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Berlin, Pa.
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I do. Kinda hard to count points when you jump one and only have seconds to shoot. I dont get the reasoning. On the game ranches they shoot the scrubs and the older spikes that will never get any bigger. With the restrictions they are breeding does year after year.

Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6391979
12/06/18 11:52 PM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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Just because a deer is on the decline doesn't mean the genetics are gone...


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6391994
12/07/18 12:01 AM
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Chautauqua County, New York
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Yep, don't like being told what I can or can't shoot, thus I don't hunt PA anymore. You can't eat horns.


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Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6392001
12/07/18 12:05 AM
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Bulls have horns, deer have antlers


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6392002
12/07/18 12:05 AM
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I want more restrictions. Like a button buck cost you a doe tag. 15" spread minimum.

Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6392004
12/07/18 12:06 AM
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I believe the mentality behind it all was to get "Trophy" bucks here in PA. While we do have some big racked deer, they are far from the norm. Small basket racks are the norm around here and probably always will be. It's the gene pool. We have ample good food, corn, soy, clover, alfalfa, white oaks, you name it, PA has it. What we don't have is the gene pool and no amount of antler restriction will change that.


Liberals are not for gun control, they are for no guns, then control!
Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: strike2x] #6392008
12/07/18 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by strike2x
Just because a deer is on the decline doesn't mean the genetics are gone...

It doesnt have to be on the decline. Some deer all they ever were and all they ever will be are scrubs or spikes

Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6392012
12/07/18 12:09 AM
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The only way to get a big rack to grow on a bucks head is to let it live to at least 4.
We have the genetics, they just get shot young.

Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: cci] #6392017
12/07/18 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by cci
Originally Posted by strike2x
Just because a deer is on the decline doesn't mean the genetics are gone...

It doesnt have to be on the decline. Some deer all they ever were and all they ever will be are scrubs or spikes

Wrong. Read Dr Deer's research on ( is a spike always a spike) it's a bit of an eye opener to you non believes.
And there is tons more research to back that up.
Just saying

Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: wetdog] #6392018
12/07/18 12:13 AM
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In the south central Pa Mounta...
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Originally Posted by wetdog
The only way to get a big rack to grow on a bucks head is to let it live to at least 4.
We have the genetics, they just get shot young.


Yep!

Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: wetdog] #6392019
12/07/18 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by wetdog
I want more restrictions. Like a button buck cost you a doe tag. 15" spread minimum.

Some people like me just want a buck. If thats what you want then thats all you should shoot but dont tell me what to shoot. When a conservative thinks candy bars are unhealthy they dont eat candybars, when a liberal thinks they are unhealthy they try to decide that NOBODY can eat them.

Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6392022
12/07/18 12:14 AM
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I'm in MO and don't like ours so can I have an opinion and not like yours either?

Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: TurkeyTime] #6392027
12/07/18 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by TurkeyTime
I'm in MO and don't like ours so can I have an opinion and not like yours either?

Sure! You can not like anything you want.

Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6392032
12/07/18 12:21 AM
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Can't comment tonight as I am out of popcorn and beat up enough.
Perhaps by page 20 I'll chime in lol.





Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6392036
12/07/18 12:22 AM
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Berlin, Pa.
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Some that would like a buck for the freezer are forced to do without just for the "trophy" hunters

Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6392043
12/07/18 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Finster
I believe the mentality behind it all was to get "Trophy" bucks here in PA. While we do have some big racked deer, they are far from the norm. Small basket racks are the norm around here and probably always will be. It's the gene pool. We have ample good food, corn, soy, clover, alfalfa, white oaks, you name it, PA has it. What we don't have is the gene pool and no amount of antler restriction will change that.


Do you have age structure?


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Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6392046
12/07/18 12:29 AM
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Pa is full of laws I don't agree with, the point restrictions are one of them. It is very hard to count points on a moving deer with a scope and even harder to count with no scope muzzleloader hunting.

Pa deer hunting is very pathetic around here anymore no deer or hunters. I never saw a legal buck out archery or rifle hunting this year.

There was always big racks around I don't think the restrictions made anymore of them.

Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: Finster] #6392054
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I hate antler restrictions! Just because some people want to shoot nothing but TROPHY whitetails doesn't mean everyone wants to . Some of us want to choose what we harvest and now we don't have that option. Just another one of Pennsylvania's stupid game laws. I always like to still hunt. Now when I jump a deer I have to make a decision in a millisecond if he is legal or not. It is ridiculous! It has really hurt the deer herd around here because now everyone just goes out the first Saturday and shoots a doe. Between this practice and the game commission and the state forestry destroying the habitat with logging or burning there is not near the deer herd there used to be. Not even close. Say what you will, it is not good for the sport. Kids don't even think about hunting any more because they don't have much of a chance for success.


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Re: PA, Antler restrictions [Re: gutthooked] #6392059
12/07/18 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by gutthooked
Pa is full of laws I don't agree with, the point restrictions are one of them. It is very hard to count points on a moving deer with a scope and even harder to count with no scope muzzleloader hunting.

Pa deer hunting is very pathetic around here anymore no deer or hunters. I never saw a legal buck out archery or rifle hunting this year.

There was always big racks around I don't think the restrictions made anymore of them.

I think there is a bar there in uniontown that i saw some big racks.

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