What does G2 mean on deer antlers?

What does G2 mean on deer antlers?

Gs – The letter G is used to name normal antler points. G1 refers to the first point on an antler. This is typically the location of the brow tine (if the brow tine is missing, the G1 is missing). G2 is the next tine, then G3, and so on (see photo above).

What makes a 200 mule deer?

At 200 yards, you are going to be able to make out the curved main beam from base to end with your naked eye. Ignoring the back two abnormal points, this deer is going to score around 185″+ and is clearly a mature mulie. Before we move on, let’s talk about brow tines.

What does a trophy mule deer score?

Scores above 145 points would indicate a trophy mule deer buck. The Pope and Young Club accepts typical scores greater than 145 points and non-typical scores greater than 170 points. The Long Hunters accepts typical scores greater than 146 points and non-typical scores greater than 175 points.

Are elk antlers stronger than deer antlers?

Deer antlers will be significantly harder than elk antlers. Note the thick outer core, which is an extremely hard structure compared to the softer, “spongy” inner marrow.

Do mule deer have eye guards?

By definition, a typical mule deer will have four points per side, plus eye guards.

Where do you measure the G2 on a mule deer?

The G2 is a length some people short themselves on. We added the red arrows to illustrate how this measurement works. You measure this tine from the tip down to where it meets the main beam. Don’t make the mistake of only measuring down to where the two tines fork (as illustrated by where my fingers are).

Where does the antler start on a mule deer?

The main beam is the part of the antler that starts at the base and grows around towards the animals nose (F on the below B&C scoring picture). All other points are supported by the main beam and it will almost always be reflective of the rest of the rack.

How is the tine measured on a mule deer?

This is done on the outside of the antler from the base to the tip of the beam. Then we start with the tine measurements in chronological order from G1 to G4. The eye guard, or G1, on this rack is right at an inch. After that we move to the back of the antler, starting with the G2. The G2 is a length some people short themselves on.

Do you need inlines to score mule deer?

If your antler has any inlines, stickers, kickers or droppers measure them as well for the final score, our rack didn’t have any. Now repeat all the measurements (except for the inside spread of course) on the other antler. Once you do the other antler you should have a bunch of measurements similar to the below graphic.