This is an excellent example of a “cull buck” – but not in counties with the 13″ antler restriction under the general deer hunting rules.


This little critter has an interesting rack, to say the least! As a biologist on a nearby WMA told me, it is impossible to know if this “rack” was caused by an injury while in velvet, or is genetic, but this is one that certainly should be removed from the breeding pool, just in case, to insure he doesn’t spread those bad-horn genes around! Unfortunately, under the 13″ antler rule, and since the brow tines take him out of the “at least one unbranched antler” classification, it is not legal for me to “cull” him.¬†Too bad, as I’d like to have that twisted rack with the brow tines “tied together” to display. Haven’t seen him this year, so either somebody else decided to take him out, or his rack this year “straightened up”.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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