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Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« on: December 03, 2016, 09:42:45 PM »

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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 09:54:28 PM »
I believe so
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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 10:08:23 PM »
Looks like a 2x6  :dunno:

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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 10:11:53 PM »
Looks like it!

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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 10:14:29 PM »
I thought so too. He might end up with an arrow in him tomorrow morning.

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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 10:16:57 PM »
Should be

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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 10:17:47 PM »
Yep

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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2016, 10:24:47 PM »
Looks like a fork on the top of that left side though.

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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2016, 10:31:43 PM »
Looks like a fork on the top of that left side though.

They have other pictures and that side has just the eyeguard and no other points.

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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2016, 10:34:57 PM »
Looks like a fork on the top of that left side though.

They have other pictures and that side has just the eyeguard and no other points.

Sweet bull to take. Good luck tomorrow
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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2016, 11:00:32 PM »
Actually it is legal as long as the point originates less than 4 inches above the base of the antler, as per the hunting pamphlet.

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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2016, 11:11:21 PM »
Actually it is legal as long as the point originates less than 4 inches above the base of the antler, as per the hunting pamphlet.

I would love to see the commotion that bull would cause if someone killed it in a spike only unit then preceded to parade it around in the back of their truck, especially if there were no branched antler bull permits issued in the unit.

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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2016, 11:12:26 PM »
"Spike Bull Antler Restrictions: Bull elk taken in spike-only game management units (GMUs) must have at least one antler with no branches originating more than 4 inches above where the antler attaches to the skull."

Looking at the photo, the elk does not appear to have a branch originating more than four inches from the skull, particularly on its right side antler. That would make it a legal spike.
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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2016, 11:13:54 PM »
Spike only, looks good. True spike, no good.
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Re: Is this bull legal in a spike only unit?
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2016, 11:23:10 PM »
"Spike Bull Antler Restrictions: Bull elk taken in spike-only game management units (GMUs) must have at least one antler with no branches originating more than 4 inches above where the antler attaches to the skull."

Looking at the photo, the elk does not appear to have a branch originating more than four inches from the skull, particularly on its right side antler. That would make it a legal spike.

That 4 inch measurement regulation has always seemed so iffy. I would let it walk, how accurate could a person be when trying to measure something like that, on the fly at different angles and distances. Nock that bull down and wind up being 1/2 an inch off would be a good possibility  and a bad deal. Regardless, that bull is not even close to the spirit of what a spike only hunt consists of.

 

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