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Old October 3, 2012, 12:47 PM   #26
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I live in Idaho and a 5 point here would be a 10 point down south. I have heard people say 5X4 (for example) but that is usually out of state people on guided hunts.
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Old October 3, 2012, 01:29 PM   #27
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We count one side, because that's all we get time to look at in the mountains.
That doesn't explain after they are dead.
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Old October 3, 2012, 05:32 PM   #28
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Here on the left coast we use to count only the points above the eye guards on elk. Thus a 5 X 5 was just a three point. That seems to have changed now. A few years ago I killed a bull with my bow that had a vertical brow tine on each side in addition to double eye guards.

We still don't count brow tines on our blacktail deer which normally don't have any or else little tiny things and then we only count one side. When I was a kid reading in Outdoor Life about someone passing on a 6 point, I thought they were nuts. A typical mature blacktail in our area only has three points to a side.
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Old October 3, 2012, 05:51 PM   #29
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We hunt from blinds (in the woods) in Wisconsin and we don't have time to count points period. If it's a big rack we have to act now and shoot it!!
We have to measure ours now. A legal buck here has a 10 inch inside spread or thirteen inch main beams. I have yet to figure out how we're supposed to get them to stand still while we measure them.
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