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:D :) :D :) Saw a beautiful Whitetail buck grazing in a horse pasture last evening (twilight) as I was motoring home from a LOOOOONG day at work. Sure picked up my dragging butt!
Looked to be an eight-pointer (eastern count).
Have a good season, everybody, and be SAFE.
///olde 8) pharte///
 

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eh... eastern count? if there is such a thing as eastern count I can assume there is a western count what's the difference? I thought points are just that points, how many pointy protrusions on a deers head.
I don't know how you can "CHANGE" that number... it sorta like counting your fingers and coming up with 13 one day... unless of course you using the "EASTERN" method of counting your fingers then you can have anywhere between 8 and 25. :D

Eh couldn't help razzing, anyone want to fill me in on this point counting system?
 

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:roll: Eastern count is a count of all the points on which you can hang your wife's wedding ring, according to the old guys of mid-20th century. Western point count is the number of points on ONE antler, assuming that the other antler had the same number of points. Thus a 4 point buck in Montana became an 8 point buck in Georgia. Now here's where I forget the calculation... how's it add up when a Texas buck has six points on one antler and four on the other? Is he a 6X4? Or what?
:?: ///olde :?: 8) :?: pharte///
 

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Re: re: Better'n booze

1gsplover said:
:roll: Eastern count is a count of all the points on which you can hang your wife's wedding ring, according to the old guys of mid-20th century. Western point count is the number of points on ONE antler, assuming that the other antler had the same number of points. Thus a 4 point buck in Montana became an 8 point buck in Georgia. Now here's where I forget the calculation... how's it add up when a Texas buck has six points on one antler and four on the other? Is he a 6X4? Or what?
:?: ///olde :?: 8) :?: pharte///
In Tejas, he'd be a 10 point. We've only ever used eastern count, that I'm aware of. Might be a shooter, depending on age and management program.
 

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By the Western count he could be either e 6 point or a 4 point. For the most part, he would be called whatever he would be had his true configuration been represented. I have a 6X8 muley above my head right now, and he is a legit 6 pointer by Western count. Wish I could have moved one from the 8 side to the 6 side...nuts!
 
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