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Location: Oklahoma
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We are the same way here in Ok as texas8point I have always understood that was the norm. Funny how that varies. Guess its like COKE and POP huh TX?

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Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Joined: 11/06/2005
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In Saskatchewan (at least until recently) if a deer had 6 points on each side it would commonly be called a 6 pointer. It just seems a bit too much like bragging to say "Oh I shot a 12 pointer!" I'm not sure if it's a northern thing or a western thing. If there were an unequal number, it would be a 5x4, 6x5 or whatever or in the case of a gross non-typical, a 25 pt, 33 pt etc. I've heard the total of tines, ie: 10 pointer, 8 pointer, etc called the 'American count' but again, not for some time. Terms change over time. For instance, here we used to always call walleye 'pickerel', northern pike 'jackfish', burbot were 'dogfish', etc. When I was a youngster up north deer were called 'jumpers'. I believe this was a throwback to the early part of the century when almost all deer here were mule deer and the whitetail had not yet migrated north and west in any numbers.

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Location: Idaho
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If you get this far west, you better call a 4x4 a 4 pt, and not an 8-pt, or you'll be silently or otherwise laughed to scorn ... whether whitetail or muley. I don't know the origin ... probably just two parallel worlds evolving somewhat separately.

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Location: Oklahoma
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Yeah I was watching OLN today, a guy who was hunting in Montana shot what I would call a 5x5 muley. He said, well I guess thats a 5 in the west and a ten in the east.

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Location: Winnipeg,MB
Joined: 10/16/2005
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Around where i live we use most of those terms "jumper' and such. We never realy call anything by the right name.

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Location: Rochester WA.
Joined: 04/27/2005
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I'm frwom western washington and i've always grown up learning elk and deer were refeered to as 5x5 4x4 4x5, 6x6 and such one of the main reasons be cause of deer or elk that are irregular or have four on one side and five on the other. Also i think it is just a family or regional thing you pick things up from people around you and pass them on but that just my opinion. Good luck this fall!

CODY

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Location: Washington, MO
Joined: 10/10/2005
Posts: 154
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If you go real far into the sticks they call bucks by the size ball you can fit into the antlers. for example a basketball buck is a nice sized buck a vollyball not so great a beach ball buck now we're talking

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Location: Alabama
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Never heard of that.

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Location: Oklahoma
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How about one of those big exercise balls, NOW WERE TALKING! ! !

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Location: Washington, MO
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I saw one at the gas station like that! hahaha

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