Brow tine: first division of a deer’s antlers from its head. Pedicle: part of a deer’s head that supports the antlers. Beam: central stalk of the antlers of a deer.
Absolutely they count,they are measured when scoring.
Drop tine – This phrase describes a tine that is growing at a downward angle.
A typical mule deer is four points on one side with brow tines. Whitetails, on the other hand, are typically counted using all the points on the antlers.
yes you count the brow tines.
To sum up, a whitetail buck that has spikes as his first set of antlers has a 90 percent chance of developing into a buck with missing brow tines later in life.
G1 refers to the first point on an antler. This is typically the location of the brow tine (if the brow tine is missing, the G1 is missing). G2 is the next tine, then G3, and so on (see photo above).
Blacktails from drier, more open California habitat tend to have longer, wider antlers. Columbia blacktails often have only four points per side (including brow tines), like their Sitka blacktail cousins. However, they have five per side more often than the Sitka, but less often than the mule deer.
In most units, bull elk taken must have 4 points* or more on 1 antler OR must have a brow tine** at least 5 inches long. The intent of the antler-point restriction is to increase the number of branch-antlered bulls reaching two or more years of age.
From what we can gather, the heaviest whitetail ever shot was killed by a bow-hunter, John Annett of Ontario, in 1977. The deer field dressed 431 pounds on government-certified scales. That would have given it an estimated live weight of more than 540 pounds.
Antlers are found on all members of the deer family (Cervidae) in North America including deer, elk, caribou, and moose. … Antlers are often called “horns” by deer hunters, but they are not. Horns are found on sheep, goats, and cows and are formed from hair-like tissue that grows over a bony core.
Non-typical would be drops, kickers, stickers, forks, splits, and whatever else they can grow that isn’t normal and straight up off the beam….
Cactus bucks are male deer with antlers with abnormal growth patterns that retain the velvet due to alterations in testosterone level usually as a result of testicular trauma, undescended testicles or from the effects of disease affecting the blood supply to the testicles.
The “old 6 point” is a deer that nearly every property has had sometime in the past or will in the future. They are the deer that are always joked about sitting around the campfire during hunting season. On my property I have set my harvest standards to focus on bucks that are 4.5 years old or older.
Five to six inches is excellent. The second point (called the G-2) is another key area in determining a buck’s score. Good bucks will have at least seven or eight inch second points. Outstanding animals may have G-2’s 9-11 inches long.
New member. A point is anything over an inch, so if the eye guard is over an inch, then its a point.
These measurements would be somewhere in the ballpark of 3.5-4 inches. The third and fourth circumference measurements are around ¾ the size of the eye so can be estimated to be around 3 inches. The sum of the example buck’s circumference measurements is 14 inches.
These hybrids may look and act a little funky, but they can survive into adulthood. Some can even produce fertile offspring of their own. Hybrids, as you would expect, often look like a combination of whitetail and mule deer. … Hybrids can also reproduce, which further complicates identification.
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