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Old 12-12-2011, 06:53 AM   #1
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I have noticed that East Coasters count antler points in total to describe the size of a buck, 8 point buck. Over here, living on the west coast, I was taught that if I saw a deer with 4 points on each side, he would be a 4 point buck.

So, do you guys count Total points to make it sound better/bigger since your deer are so tiny over there?

How do you size up a rack? Why?
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I have noticed that East Coasters count antler points in total to describe the size of a buck, 8 point buck. Over here, living on the west coast, I was taught that if I saw a deer with 4 points on each side, he would be a 4 point buck.

So, do you guys count Total points to make it sound better/bigger since your deer are so tiny over there?

How do you size up a rack? Why?
it's know as an Western or Eastern rack Wheely
some areas count whitetail 8 points whike the mulies and elck count 4 by 4
seems to be a european count total points and the migration here stuck
then as we migrasted west we picke up the 4 x 4 count
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we count them by total points here but us buckeyes are alittle different or so i've been told
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It does seem to be an east vs west thing. East, total points; west seems to be side x side.
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I have noticed that East Coasters count antler points in total to describe the size of a buck, 8 point buck. Over here, living on the west coast, I was taught that if I saw a deer with 4 points on each side, he would be a 4 point buck.
And if it had 3 points on one side and 4 points on the other?
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And if it had 3 points on one side and 4 points on the other?
Good "POINT" you raised here slippy
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thats an eazy one slippy
3x4
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And if it had 3 points on one side and 4 points on the other?
then it would be a 3 x 4

by the way, where I use to hunt, we only had Big ole Mulies
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Talking A little known fact !

But here in the tall corn state we count every point over an inch , total that number and if we don't get enough , we just add 5-7 more !

Trully I've shot some nice ten pointers ( 120 class ) , only to go to this state Iowa Deer Classic and see local deer that would make mine look really small and short on points ( by about a 100 ) !
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Here we count all the points one inch or better but the next question is how wide and what's he score? Which tell's the real story,East or West.
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We call it a "nice rack" if anyone has pics, please PM them to me...
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:30 AM   #13
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I want to "But" That might just be the one that gets me banned Ohh well here in Australia racks have normally only got 2 points on them and are seen normally at coastal areas during summer!!!!The beach is the best place to place your trail cammera with normally good results!!!Any one else had this experience or good results like this???? Well they asked!!!!
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Where's that triangle thingo again????? :biggr in1:
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Guess somewhere it must be spring time and those critters that have antlers , of which is being mention here are non-existed there down under this time of year !
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I think i've said enough already
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Talking Inquiry mind wants to know !

Westy , offer us a report on racks in Australia .

Both on and off the beach !

That way we will know !
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Sounds like some ones not happy!!! Maybe you need a Mathews to make your day You could take 2 Gt's and a Mathews and have a nice lie down
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I take a tape measure and ask the girl to raise her arms and I measure from around her rack and back torso region.
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its an 8 in the east and a 4x4 in the west
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From here that's an 8 pointer!!!
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I have noticed that East Coasters count antler points in total to describe the size of a buck, 8 point buck. Over here, living on the west coast, I was taught that if I saw a deer with 4 points on each side, he would be a 4 point buck.

So, do you guys count Total points to make it sound better/bigger since your deer are so tiny over there?

How do you size up a rack? Why?
i guess thats the difference between west coast and east coast. imo both ways are the right way
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I have noticed that East Coasters count antler points in total to describe the size of a buck, 8 point buck. Over here, living on the west coast, I was taught that if I saw a deer with 4 points on each side, he would be a 4 point buck.

So, do you guys count Total points to make it sound better/bigger since your deer are so tiny over there?

How do you size up a rack? Why?
I do not believe better/bigger has anyting to do with it, as in other endeavors....LOL....

I'm near Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA (and yes a dedicated Conservative!), in some pretty cool Deer Country...here we have always called an 8 pt. an 8 pt., not a 4 X4...(which is wot we call a Truck that gets less stuck), as is often the case in the Prairies...

So, Could be a 9, 11 13 14 pt....

Personally, I subscribe to Pope & Young for measuring and do not count as a point anything less than one inch. (unlike the guys at Hunter's Specialties).

Have two P & Y's so far, looking for 3rd. til season ends this year on Dec. 31.

1st. is 151", next is "Mr. Hook Buck" He was a guarantuan 230 lb. OLDE Monster...Very snarly and ugly looking, but wot a unique antler...his other side was a stubby 1 ft. length....(So I ate well that winter...)

Here's a pic of "Wide Rack Ray", 2011's quarry....been watching this guy for 3 years on cams, 1st. time goin' for 'im! Few days left...we'll see!

Merry Christmas All...as a newbie here, I really am impressed with the site and forums! LOOKIN' for a Mathews....Z-7 Extreme or Magnum....any out there?? LEFT HAND....
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