Do you shoot spikes?

Dorkus

Sharpshooter
Supporting Member
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Apr 16, 2021
Messages
539
Reaction score
1,243
Location
Banner
I am not talking button bucks but 3-5" spike bucks. I think when I once hunted in Texas in the 80s a spike was considered the same as a doe in the regs but I may be wrong on that.

I am curious because I have heard in the past you are supposed to get rid of spikes to help the herd. I have one walking around that fits this description and not sure if I should use a tag on him. So what do you do?
 

Hirschkopf

Sharpshooter
Supporting Member
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Apr 29, 2022
Messages
111
Reaction score
425
Location
AZ and Checotah OK
In past years, I shot two Coues deer spikes after learning/deciding it was that or nothing (no doe harvest in AZ). The OK rifle hunt will be my first time hunting full-sized Whitetail. A "normal" young spike will get a pass unless it is the last day. Since traffic on my single feeder camera has been really slow, I plan to harvest the first full-sized doe I see!
 

Latest posts

Top Bottom