How many points?

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by kutaho, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Just curious on how you count points.
    I know it's different in other states,
    or is it regional?
    Here we count one side of the rack.
    How about you?
  2. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    Florida, both sides.

  3. kingchip

    kingchip New Member

    Jul 2, 2009
    Marble Falls, Texas
    I don't count by points. I go strictly inches.
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Generally in the south we count both sides.
  5. fyimo

    fyimo New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    Michigan was both sides and Arkansas is both sides. In Colorado we called them a 4x4, 3x3, 6x5 etc :)
  6. ryan_marine

    ryan_marine New Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    In ohio every thing is a point that will hold a lady's wedding band.

  7. Yep both sides in Arkansas. If a ring will stay on it is a point for bragging rights. If you are in a big buck contest there is usually a mininum length the point must be, like one inch, to be scorable.
  8. I'm with you Kutaho, count the side with the most points, and eye guards don't count. It's a sort of stuborn Northwest thing I think...
  9. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA

    Compared to ya'll, we have tiny deer.:eek::mad: Deer envy.;)
  10. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    In Texas, we count all the points. I've always used the 4x4 for Mule Deer & Elk but count all points on a Whitetail.


    I think the smilies changed again :mad:
  11. Double Deuce

    Double Deuce New Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Here we do the 6X6 or a 6 pointer, a 4X4 would be a 4 pointer not an 8 pointer.
  12. dianalv

    dianalv New Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I think it's a regional thing. In Eastern states that only have itty bitty whitetails, they count all the points, including eyeguards. In Western states, where we have monster mulies, we only need to count one side, without including eyeguards. We take the eyeguards as a given. So.... a four point for us here would be a ten point for them over yonder.:D

    I think the rules that determine what makes a point are the same. Got to be able to hang a ring on it.
  13. Why worry about the points at all if you are only going to count half of them anyway.:D
  14. Here in "my" part of Quebec we count both sides and they have to be at least 1 inch or be able to hang a ring from . We also count em' all , stickers, brow tines you name it ............ my first deer was a 9 point and my biggest was a heavy 13 point brute!

  15. dianalv

    dianalv New Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Y'all are just trying to make them little whitetails sound bigger, is all. We don't need to do that. We know our mulies are big!:D

    Hmmmm..... my exhusband shot a 2 x 4 once. Big deer. Had four nice long tines on one side (plus eyeguards, of course) and just the two outside tines on the other side. 2 x 4. Ha!:p
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