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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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Location: Crested Butte Co.
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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.

Cody

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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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Location: Crested Butte Co.
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meaning of 5x5, 6x6, etc.?

Actual points all count

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Location: Rochester WA.
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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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Location: Colorado
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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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Location: St. Louis County
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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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