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Free Range Sika deer

Old 11-16-2011, 03:38 PM
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My uncle got a free ranging sika deer on our property in pecos county. It is at least 50 miles from the nearest place that is high fenced and might have these. I guess with all of the fires this summer he escaped. He was shot today around 5:00 p.m. at a feeder set up for pigs. It made my day that he got an exotic on his property and didn't have to pay a dime for it. Not a bad looking deer either has a decent set of horns for not being paid for. We have never seen this deer before on the property ever and if he hadn't of shot it we probably never would have seen it again. I think he is going to get it mounted. One heck of a story for him to tell. The only thing we usually see out there is dogs and hogs so this was a cool surprise. And he thinks there might have been another one with it but he isn't real sure. I just wish I could have seen it in person.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:16 PM
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it legally belonged to someone else. it's an escaped pet.
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:54 AM
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Escaped "pets" are legal game. Exotics can damage native species, once they've escaped they're open game without a season or bag limit.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
Escaped "pets" are legal game. Exotics can damage native species, once they've escaped they're open game without a season or bag limit.
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Can you shoot someones escaped DOG ?
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:07 AM
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Yep.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:13 AM
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Can't do that in NY, you'd get arrested, and loose your gun. Even if your defending yourself, you'd still loose your gun until the investigation is done.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:26 AM
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I hate to tell you this mister blur but the sole reason for this animals existence in the great state of Texas was to be shot by whomever could fork over enough cash to get in the gate, but lucky us got the opportunity to harvest this fine animal without having to pay a fee. And as Bocajnala stated there is no bag or season limit on exotics year round. And get off of your whole shooting someones pet idea. That animal was just as wild as the hogs in the area. And thankfully in the great state of Texas we do not have the liberal laws that the state of New York has. I know if I have to shoot a dog in self defense down here the cops are not going to take my guns away they will more than likely reprimand the owner more so than me. Also it legally did not belong to anybody, it was a free ranging animal with no tags, brands, or markings of any sort to show ownership so that was an unfounded comment. And way to be a buzz kill.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:32 AM
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Yes, I know it's a high fence hunt animal. Which is just another name for a pet. They aren't 100% wild, as they are used to human interaction. This one just happened to be on the other side of the fence.

Feel free to call NY a liberal sink hole. That explains it best.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:41 AM
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Blur,

Even in New York you can shoot a dog if it is threatening your person or your property. Now you'd have to clearly be able to prove that the animal was a threat, but yes. A dog that is on your property threatening you or livestock can be shot with "no liability on such persons in damages or otherwise for such killing" Just clarifying the law for you there. They wouldn't take your gun.
As for tex's sika, There's a good chance it was pretty wild. Some of those ranches are huge. Also, he said 50 miles is the nearest ranch, which means this one's been out quite a while.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:51 PM
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it legally belonged to someone else. it's an escaped pet.
No actually, it's what's for dinner.
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