How many points is good for a buck?
Many yearling bucks with superior genetics and good nutrition have eight or more points on their first set of antlers. Nearly all bucks with superior genetics and adequate nutrition have eight or more points when 2 years old. Bucks with inferior antler genetics may never have more than seven points, even when mature.
Do antler points indicate age?
As you study age-specific body characteristics, you’ll notice there aren’t age-specific antler characteristics (other than the range of antler potential that may be reached at each age class, and this percentage can’t be accurately estimated by viewing the antlers).
What is the point of an antler called?
Antler Points The first antler point is the brow tine. The second point is the bey or bez tine. If you’re dealing with a red deer, you may find a third point before you get to the top, called the trey or trez tine, and a length of antler, called the main beam, that leads up to the top point.