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Location: CA Central Coast
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meaning of 5x5, 6x6, etc.?

Hi, all -

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?

mz

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meaning of 5x5, 6x6, etc.?

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.

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Location: Rochester WA.
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meaning of 5x5, 6x6, etc.?

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.

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meaning of 5x5, 6x6, etc.?

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)...

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meaning of 5x5, 6x6, etc.?

Actual points all count

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meaning of 5x5, 6x6, etc.?

For elk i believe it is a 3 inch requirment for point to be "counted" ,but outherwise it is count all points. including eyegaurds.

For deer it is 1 inch.

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meaning of 5x5, 6x6, etc.?

In CO an antler point is a projection of antler 1 innch or more longer than the width of it's base.

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meaning of 5x5, 6x6, etc.?

1 inch requirement to count as a point here as well. (whitetails)

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6x6

I grew up in co and was raised that if it was a 6x6 you just called it a 6 point. Or a 5x6 that's a 6 point. 7 or more was called a royal for which you didn't need it o know how many points there were. Im not sure when this 5x6 thing started but what ever side has the most points that's what you count the lower point side doesn't matter. 

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6x6

I grew up in co and was raised that if it was a 6x6 you just called it a 6 point. Or a 5x6 that's a 6 point. 7 or more was called a royal for which you didn't need it o know how many points there were. Im not sure when this 5x6 thing started but what ever side has the most points that's what you count the lower point side doesn't matter. 

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6x6

I grew up in co and was raised that if it was a 6x6 you just called it a 6 point. Or a 5x6 that's a 6 point. 7 or more was called a royal for which you didn't need it o know how many points there were. Im not sure when this 5x6 thing started but what ever side has the most points that's what you count the lower point side doesn't matter. 

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