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How do you count points?

Old 09-21-2005, 08:16 PM
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I count everything that a ring willhang on.
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:31 PM
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1,2,3,4,5,6,7 etc..etc..

hey reb i'll start at 8,9,10,12,14, - non typicalyou just keep doin your part ole buddy (if its a good deer i don't mind taking my boots off)
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:49 PM
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I use the B&C standard which requires a point to be at least 1" in length.I then call a buck a 4x4 or a 5x5 and give an approximate B&C score.I don't call them 8 points or 10 points to try to make the antlers sound larger.
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Old 09-21-2005, 09:01 PM
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Mule Deer are counted by one side eg-4 pt mulie

Whittail are counted total 4x4= 8 pt whitetail.
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Old 09-21-2005, 09:37 PM
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Its not a 6 point or an 8 point or a 10 point...its a 3x3, 4x4, 5x5 - gives an idea of what the rack is like. Symmetry is usually implied, but not always happens when using the point total method.
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Old 09-22-2005, 12:06 AM
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an eight point is an eight point in my book. whether its a 4 point(on each side), a 4x4, or a 5x3.
legally, it has to be 1", but if im counting points, if its a point its a point, doesnt matter the size.
who wouldnt count brow tines? that rediculous. they are points jsut the same. do drop tines count as negative, because they point down?

oh, and i count em a few times, to make sure i didnt miss any.
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Old 09-22-2005, 12:54 AM
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I go with the B&C rule of a point must be at least aninch. I describe the right and left side ie:4x4, 5x6, etc and B&C score to give as accurate picture of the rack. If he has character such as kickers, split brows, drop tines I throw that in as well...again to better paint a picture of the animal.
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Old 09-22-2005, 03:23 AM
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1 2 buckle my shoe 3 4 open the door
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Old 09-22-2005, 09:44 AM
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I count mine by one side, so like a 4X4 would be a 4 point to me. if it is a 4x5 then thats what I call it a 4x5. Thats just the way all my family has always done it so thats the way I do it.
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Old 09-22-2005, 06:55 PM
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I count all of them, and I've never heard of only counting one side.

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