**How To Count Points On A Deer**. Count the end tip of each main beam as a point. Repeat with the points on the left antler.

A deer with 4 points on one side and 5 on the other is a 9 point buck. If the antlers have additional branches that extend off of the. Many hunters try to explain to their friends the size of the rack by reaching out their hands or telling how many points it had or by comparing it to last year's, mounted on the wall.

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### Count The End Tip Of Each Main Beam As A Point.

A deer's points are determined by the number of tines on their antlers, so an eight pointed male deer has eight distinct tines. Many hunters try to explain to their friends the size of the rack by reaching out their hands or telling how many points it had or by comparing it to last year's, mounted on the wall. Here are the steps to follow when counting points:

### Main Beams’ End Tips Are Points.

The boone and crockett club scoring sheet has places for up to seven points, although few deer will have that many. Measure each protrusion from the area where it leaves the main beam to its tip. You can consider it a point.

### Repeat With The Points On The Left Antler.

Measure each protrusion from the area where it leaves the main beam to its tip. This is in fact, your first area to start counting points with. Include brow tines for whitetail deer.

### The Most Logical Reason Is Because The Abundance Of Mule Deer, Which Traditionally Has Been Counted Using One Side Only, Minus The Brow Tine Or Eye Guard.

For example, in montana we refer to a deer with four points on each side of its antlers as a. If the protrusion measures more than an inch, count it as a point and record it. If it measures at least 1 inch.

### If It Measures At Least 1 Inch In Length From The Main Beam, It Is Counted As A Point.

On the antler’s main beams, each tip will be qualified as a point for counting. If the antlers have additional branches that extend off of the. Deer count points display field: