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#279468 - 12/18/07 08:17 AM Taking horns from a road killed deer?
Jon Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 290
Loc: Mesquite, TX
Anyone know the legalities of cutting the horns off a road killed mule deer?


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#279469 - 12/18/07 08:18 AM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: Jon]
kwrhuntinglab Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 9798
Loc: Odessa Tx.
Can't do it....unless you hit it and contact the GW to see about taking the deer......if memory serves me correctly..


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#279470 - 12/18/07 08:35 AM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: kwrhuntinglab]
Jon Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 290
Loc: Mesquite, TX
Thanks, that makes sense.


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#279471 - 12/18/07 09:02 AM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: Jon]
Happy Birthday FoxTrot Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 6446
Loc: West
Yep, it is illegal but I have known many people who will and do. In fact, I would if I thought that I could get away with it but with my luck, I would get caught!!!

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#279472 - 12/18/07 09:12 AM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: Jon]
Crazyhorse Offline
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Registered: 11/05/04
Posts: 16474
Loc: Azle, Texas
It is against the law to:

possess a deer or any part of a deer that has been hit by a motor vehicle.

That is directly from the TP&W website and can be found on page 61 of the Outdoor Annual.


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#279473 - 12/18/07 09:52 AM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: Crazyhorse]
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 3664
Loc: Clyde, TX
I have a freind who called the GW and he went out a cut them off and then gave them to him.

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#279474 - 12/18/07 11:08 AM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: BradyBuck]
Crazyhorse Offline
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Registered: 11/05/04
Posts: 16474
Loc: Azle, Texas
If more folks would try that they might get the horns. I have even heard of GW's giving folks fresh hit deer if it was called in.

I wouldn't count on either happening, but you never know if you don't try.


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#279475 - 12/18/07 01:26 PM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: Crazyhorse]
Jon Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 290
Loc: Mesquite, TX
Thanks everyone. CHC, good info on the page number - I appreciate all the replies.


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#279476 - 12/18/07 01:29 PM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: Jon]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 14508
Loc: Texas
One of my friends hit a deer and called the game warden, the warden asked if he wanted the deer to eat since it was fresh killed and he said sure. The GW proceded to field dress the deer and put it in the truck for him and said have a nice night.

matt

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#279477 - 12/18/07 01:39 PM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: redchevy]
TEXASLEFTY Online   content
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 3375
Loc: The Island Cres
I have heard of the game warden giving some one the deer but not field dressing for them

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#279478 - 12/18/07 06:37 PM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
wild_deer_hunter Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/02/07
Posts: 761
Loc: Stephenville
you can not take the horns off the deer. I have heard that if you hit the deer you can call the GW and tell him and he will tell you if you can take it or not but if you take if you have to tag it.


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#279479 - 12/18/07 06:46 PM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: wild_deer_hunter]
Wild Boar Offline
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Registered: 08/02/05
Posts: 1074
Loc: Savoy, Tx.
If the GW gives you the deer he will fill out a road kill tag to put on it, you do not have to use your tag..

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#279480 - 12/18/07 06:54 PM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: Wild Boar]
Mr. Clean Offline
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Registered: 07/27/06
Posts: 17547
Loc: Corinth, TX
I talked to the Regional Commander from Parks & Wildlife FTW office and he said they will tag it for you if you call it in.

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#279481 - 12/18/07 06:57 PM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: Mr. Clean]
BigBow Offline
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Registered: 10/12/04
Posts: 3529
Loc: Jack Co.
you can only do this in MEXICO!


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#279482 - 12/19/07 08:16 PM Re: Taking horns from a road killed deer? [Re: Jon]
zigzag Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 6
i hit a nise buck a BIG 8 by our place opening morning 2 years ago on the way to my lease up the road, i took a few pix of him an drove away, at 12 when i went home the hornz were gone(sawed off) and the buzzards smoked the rest of him ! and no you cant take the horns legally !! i called and inquired myself later that day !


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