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Old September 30, 2012, 01:56 PM   #1
Deja vu
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Location: Border of Idaho & Montana
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Why are deer measured differently in different areas?

I lived most of my life here in Idaho but for about 4 years I lived in Alabama. One day while in Alabama a friend of mine shows up to work bragging about his 10 point buck. Being from out west I think to my self "holy crap that much be a monster" When I show up at his place that evening I see what to me is a 5 point buck, while its still big its not what I had pictured in my mine.

Out west (at least here in Idaho) we typically only count 1 (the one with more points in the case of an more on one side than the other) side of the antlers but in Alabama and on most forums I read they count both sides. I wonder what makes the difference?

Not a huge deal it just seems odd to me.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

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