I know this is an old thread, but I’m trying to understand the nuances of a legal CO OTC bull.
On p. 28 of the 2013 CPW Big Game Handbook, the illustration points to both G1 projections and labels them “brow tines”. However, in other/older CPW literature, I have seen that exact same illustration with BOTH G1 & G2 pointed at as brown tines (i.e. all 4 lowest tines are considered brown tines).
Also note, the Colorado regulation on this issue states this:
“Brow tine” means a projection of the antler at least five (5) inches long located on the lower half of the antler.
CPW manual p. 28 adds “it (brow tine) usually starts no more than 8 inches from the animal’s skull”. But the reg only says “lower half”.
Wouldn’t a “typical” branch antlered bull havea total of 4 points starting on the lower half of the main beams (i.e. both G1s & G2s for 4 points total)?
And in the illustration on p. 28, the G2s most definitely start on lower half of the main beams. So, why doesn’t CPW label the G2s as brow tines? They certainly could have, correct?
Stated otherwise, would you shoot a 3x4 raghorn when his G1s are less than 5 inches but his G2s (starting on lower half of main beam) are greater than 5 inches?