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Alabama
07-20-2013, 12:49 AM
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Last day of the season! I know he's not a monster to some of ya'll but he's a nice deer for southeast Alabama. I was really proud because I had been hunting him over a month and he finally made his first mistake with about 5 minutes of the season left. Thank you estrous doe!

packmule
07-20-2013, 01:00 AM
How wide is that dude?

Alabama
07-20-2013, 02:58 AM
19 and 7/8. That was the day after he was killed so probably some shrinkage after drying.

ando_31
07-20-2013, 07:15 AM
Congratulations. A monster deer is relative to the area you hunt. I'd say for Alabama that's a great buck, and even more special being it was a specific deer you were hunting.

N.Y.ArcheryMadMan
07-20-2013, 09:04 AM
When does your whitetail season run in Alabama? And how many tags do you get???

N.Y.ArcheryMadMan
07-20-2013, 09:07 AM
ByThe Way VERY NICE WHITETAIL...... Congradulations...... Hope to see some pictures of it mounted in the future.....

mnhunter
07-20-2013, 09:27 AM
He would be in trouble if he cruised past my tree stand. Nice buck!

Alabama
07-20-2013, 05:34 PM
The season is bow only Oct 15 until 3rd Saturday in Nov. Then gun season opens and runs to Jan 31st. We don't have tags but we do have a 3 buck limit in all combined seasons. It has been an unenforceable "honor system" law until this coming season. We now have a mandatory call in check system. Hopefully it will help get our yearling buck harvest down so we can have more deer like this.

N.Y.ArcheryMadMan
07-20-2013, 09:45 PM
Thank you for the Info....

packmule
07-21-2013, 09:38 AM
The season is bow only Oct 15 until 3rd Saturday in Nov. Then gun season opens and runs to Jan 31st. We don't have tags but we do have a 3 buck limit in all combined seasons. It has been an unenforceable "honor system" law until this coming season. We now have a mandatory call in check system. Hopefully it will help get our yearling buck harvest down so we can have more deer like this.


Hopefully folks won't have wife and kids calling in claiming deer. He's a heckuva buck and looks wider than he measures. Our area went to a 13" and/or a spike rule (or 3 13" deer if you hunt 3 different counties) b/c people were complaining about not seeing bucks...it's getting a ton of yearling spikes killed in the name of mgmt.

Alabama
07-22-2013, 01:39 AM
That's inside spread packmule. I didn't measure the outside and he's at the taxidermy right now :-). That sucks about the spikes, haven't enough studies been done to show that yearling spikes can turn out to be monsters. Our rules are different, 2 bucks can be anything; no restrictions, but 1 must have at least 4 points on one side. Except for the county I live in; 1 must have at least 4pts on one side and the other 2 must have at least 3pts on one side. There are no spread criteria. There has been marked improvement in my county since the changes were implemented. Still too many yearlings harvested though and the best of the 2 year olds get whacked. The DNR is trying at least, that's more than we got a few years ago.

packmule
07-22-2013, 03:38 PM
The point rule would eat us up bc of all the 7-9pt yearlings that can be produced. Early ruts lets them be a little older when they start growing that first set..the late born ones the yearlings drop usually won't have the time to do much.

Bigsky
08-02-2013, 05:09 PM
Great deer Alabama!