ORIGINAL: Everyday Hunter
ORIGINAL: charlie 01
You think 4 pts. or better is something, there were some public hunting areas here in Ill. that the buck had to have 5 pts or better on a side to take. Thats something to ponder. Can you imagine, getting up at 4 AM, going there, putting up a tree stand and have a giant 8 pt walk by close enough for an easy shot? I don't know if I could abide by that. Besides, I do a lot of shed hunting, and find some deer never get beyond 8 pts. I just can't figure their reasoning on the 5 pt rule. I'm not sure if this rule is still in effect, it started some years ago, and I haven't checked back on it. I don't mind the 4 pt or better on one side, thats doable. Although I have several 4&5 pt sheds that will fit in the palm of your hand. They are far from grown up deer. At one time, I read were there was talk of inside spread restrictions. Now that would bother me.
5 points or better to a side? Are you sure? I've never heard of that. Are you sure it's not 5 points total (3 x 2)? That would be the same as we have in Pennsylvania in 3-point areas, meaning 3 to a side.
I guess I'd just like to see where that is the rule. I looked through the Illinios Hunting & Trapping Digest, but couldn't find it.
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