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Readers speak out about reducing the buck limit from two to one

by Ed Godfrey Published: October 20, 2012
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Editor's Note: Readers responded to last week's column that suggested the overall buck limit be reduced from two to one for the Oklahoma deer hunting seasons.

I think the one buck limit would encourage poaching and/or deer not getting checked in. I hunt mostly archery, which is a long season. With the (one buck) limit, if I tag a buck early in the season, that limits the rest of the season to does only.

That would reduce my desire to hunt, especially in inclement weather. I always harvest a doe first anyway. I think the limit would keep honest hunters out of the woods if they couldn't shoot another buck all season long.

Dave Cameron, Oklahoma City

I think going to the one buck limit would be ideal. In just a few years, I think you would really see it pay off. There are plenty of does for people to harvest.

Colby Wiss, Mulhall

I like to have a second chance to shoot a bigger buck if I happen to see one throughout the deer season. So therefore, I don't like the idea of having a one buck limit.

Tim Phan, Oklahoma City

As a hunter who hunts all three deer seasons, I believe that the two buck limit is restrictive enough. A one buck limit would only result in less hunting opportunities and people shooting more than one buck and not checking it.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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