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MINIMUM ENTRY SCORES FOR NORTH AMERICAN BIG GAME

Below is a chart that lists the minimum entry scores for all the North American big game animals recognized by the Boone and Crockett Club. Trophies that meet the Awards minimum but not the All-Time minimum will be listed in the Awards book. Trophies that meet the All-Time minimum will be listed in both the Awards book, as well as "Records of North American Big Game."

CATEGORY
 AWARDS  ALL-TIME
black bear
20 21
grizzly bear
23  24 
Alaska brown bear
26  28 
polar bear*
27 27 
jaguar*
14-8/16  14-8/16 
cougar
14-8/16  15 
Atlantic walrus
95  95 
Pacific walrus
 100 100 
American typical elk
360   375
American non-typical elk
385    385

tule elk

270

285

Roosevelt's elk
275   290 
typical mule deer
180   190
non-typical mule deer
215  230 
typical Columbia blacktail
125  135
non-typical Columbia blacktail
155 155
typical Sitka blacktail deer
100   108
non-typical Sitka blacktail
118 118
typical whitetail deer
160  170 
non-typical whitetail deer
185   195 
typical Coues' deer
100 110 
non-typical Coues' deer
 105  120
Canada moose
 185  195
Alaska-Yukon moose
210  224 
Shiras' moose
140  155 
mountain caribou
360  390 
woodland caribou
265  295 
barren ground caribou
375  400
Central Canada b-g caribou
 345 360
Quebec-Labrador caribou
365  375 
pronghorn
80   82
bison**
115  115
Rocky Mountain goat
47   50
musk ox
105   105
bighorn sheep
 175 180 
desert sheep
165   168
Dall's sheep
160  170
Stone's sheep
160  170 

 

* Must be taken and/or possessed in full compliance with the Marine Mammals Act/ Endangered Species Act and/or other federal and state laws.

** From lower 48 states, eligible only if recognized by state as a game animal, with hunting season and license specified.

 


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