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Definitions Of A Point

COMMON POINT DEFINITION

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A common point is a protrusion of antler which is not less than one inch in length and whose length is greater than the width of its base.


DEFINITION OF A TYPICAL POINT

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A point which rises in a vertical attitude from the main beam in a typical fashion shall be considered a typical point. There is no limit to the number of typical tines which may occur. The typical points are shaded in the above illustration and indicated by the letter "P" (P = typical point). 


PALMATED POINT DEFINITION

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Where a palmated point has a baseline wider than the length of the point, measure the width of the point (90 degrees to the centerline of the point) one inch from its tip, and if at that location the length is greater than the width, the point is legaland shall be measured from tip to baseline. 


DEFINITION OF AN IRREGULAR POINT

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Any point which grows from the main beam or from other points and which does not conform to the definition of a typical point shall be considered irregular. In many cases, an irregular point may grow from a typical point or from another irregular point. The shaded points in this illustration are noted by the abbreviation "IRR" for irregular.

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