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Discussion in 'Missouri Outdoor News' started by LegDragger, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. LegDragger

    LegDragger Slow but Steady

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    Sep 4, 2015
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    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants deer and turkey hunters to know that its Telecheck system for reporting harvests will ask some new questions this fall and winter when hunters check their game.
    Telecheck will ask deer hunters who harvest does if the distance from the edge of the eyeball to the edge of the nostril is greater than 4.5 inches. For deer hunters who harvest antlered bucks, Telecheck will ask if the circumference of an antler one inch above the base is greater than 2.5 inches (the approximate circumference of a nickel). The measurement request will not apply to hunters who harvest button bucks.
    MDC advises hunters to take a tape measure or other measuring device with them while deer hunting. For hunters using paper permits, MDC has included a handy ruler on all printed deer permits.
    The measurements will help Department staff better determine age classes of harvested deer as part of MDC’s deer management efforts.
    To help assess the impacts from crossbows on the archery-methods deer harvest, Telecheck will ask archery hunters if they used a crossbow to harvest their deer. The upcoming deer-hunting season is the first to allow crossbows under archery methods.
    Telecheck will also ask whether a deer or turkey was harvested on public or private land.
    The Conservation Department thanks Missouri’s deer and turkey hunters for their help.
    Get details on the new Telecheck requirements for deer and turkey harvests, along with other fall deer and turkey hunting information, from MDC’s “2016 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information†booklet, available where hunting permits are sold and online at mdc.mo.gov.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  2. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Thanks 20ft :wave:
     

  3. BackyardBandit

    BackyardBandit Don't mind me

    Jan 12, 2012
    West St. Louis Co.
    I like the public vs. private question. Hopefully those numbers will become public knowledge. I'd be interested to see the results.
     
  4. trapperBR549

    trapperBR549 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2007
    mo
    Is leg dragger really 20'? :eek:
     
  5. LegDragger

    LegDragger Slow but Steady

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    Sep 4, 2015
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    240 something
     
  6. 90acres

    90acres The good ole days

    Mar 4, 2003
    Wardsville
    Good deal, Hawk should be relatively somewhat marginally happy that they will collect the xbow data.:cool:
     
  7. LegDragger

    LegDragger Slow but Steady

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    Sep 4, 2015
    North

    Yes
     
  8. LegDragger

    LegDragger Slow but Steady

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    Sep 4, 2015
    North

    I am too
     
  9. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo

    What if you are on Public Land but shoot your deer across the fence on Private Property? Which do you pick as your answer?
     
  10. Ohdeer

    Ohdeer Active Member

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    Jul 23, 2014
    Depends on if you're dragging the deer back or if the neighbor boy gets it and claims it first!
     
  11. BackyardBandit

    BackyardBandit Don't mind me

    Jan 12, 2012
    West St. Louis Co.
    Public. Everything is public.
     
  12. Dafish

    Dafish Senior Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    St. Peters
    Public common ground or Private common ground? :D
     
  13. LegDragger

    LegDragger Slow but Steady

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    Sep 4, 2015
    North

    You probably don't telecheck it anyways.
     
  14. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    Its better than they originally proposed, but still severely lacking.
     
  15. LegDragger

    LegDragger Slow but Steady

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    Sep 4, 2015
    North
    So are you guys going with a tape measure or a wire rope type thing?
     
  16. trapperBR549

    trapperBR549 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2007
    mo
    I'm waiting for mossy oak to come out with camo calipers.
     
  17. MrHunter785

    MrHunter785 Active Member

    Jun 11, 2015
    Guesstimate works for me.
     
  18. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    My snout out ruler is already ordered.
     
  19. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Disclaimer.

    All joking aside. If this helps to track population age structure and changes in it. I'm glad to do it.
     
  20. bajabill

    bajabill BDR529

    Feb 16, 2012
    East Central MO
    I agree, but keep the jokes coming.