Think you’ve got a muley big enough for the book? Here’s how to find out.
Scoring your mule deer is not some mysterious or super-complicated procedure. In fact, you can do it yourself.
Here, Guy Eastman, of Eastman’s Hunting Journals, walks you through the scoring process on a beautiful set of mule deer antlers.
His step-by-step explanation of each aspect of scoring for Boone and Crockett record book consideration shows just how simple the process is.
The key is to take your time and be thorough. And maybe to measure twice, just to be sure.
You will need just a couple of common measuring tools to do the job. Boone and Crockett also offers those items, including measuring charts and guides, on its website.
But the process of scoring is pretty straightforward, and should give you an accurate score quite close to what a certified scorer would get.
Of course if you are serious about entering a trophy deer into the Boone and Crockett record books, the animal must be measured by an official B&C measurer. Those folks have measured hundreds to thousands of animals, and have the expertise necessary for truly accurate scoring.
You can also find out how to properly measure and score other big game animals from charts and guides provided by Boone and Crockett.
Here’s to wishing you good luck on bagging your trophy this year. And remember, whether an official record book animal or personal goal, every animal is a trophy.