I'm continuing my hunter education and orientation online, and feel that I've picked up a lot of good information. One item that's eluding me, though, is what is meant by a 5x5 bull (or other animal). Can someone clue me in?
a 5x5 will have 5 points on each side a 5x4 will have 5 on one side and 4 on the other 6x6 is 6 on each side, some states count a little different on deer but i think elk are pretty much same everywhere.
5 points on one side 5 on the other. Could be called 5 point. But in the case of ereagularity it could be like 5x6. Understand. deer is diff. in the east it is 4x4 eaquals 8 point total so you can have a 12 point white tail or in the west it would be called a 6 point or a 6x6. Dont get me wrong its not like east says this and west says that it is normally picked up as a child by what your hunting influences well say. well thats my thought hope it helped.
Thanks for the response. Now, this leads into another question: is the counting of "points" as simple as the name suggests? I ask because I have a very dim memory of there being some kind of wrinkle in the way one counts (like the first one doesn't count, or something)...
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...