How To Score A Deer
Now that most deer season's are over and the deer hunting is done for another year, many of you are wondering how to score a deer.
It seems that scoring carries a mystical nature to it. It's like some secret code passed down by the Templar Knights or something.
Scoring a buck's rack is easy. There's really nothing to it. Now non-typical bucks can be a real challenge, depending on how nasty their racks are. Typical racked bucks are pretty easy. The more you score, the easier it becomes.
I thought about going into details of how to score your deer here on this blog. Then I found The Buck Manager blog that has excellent articles about how to score a deer and decided to give you the link to their site.
I also found this short video on YouTube that quickly explains the basics of scoring a buck. It's a little vague, but it will give you an idea of how to score your deer.
As you can see, scoring a whitetail deer, or even a typical mule deer, is pretty easy. Don't let it intimidate you.
Now if you've killed yourself a giant of a deer and you think it may make the Boone & Crockett record book or the Pope & Young record book (if taken with archery equipment), then you'll need to find an official scorer for one of those organizations.
You should also know that many States have their own awards for the big deer killed in their states. Check with your States game department to see if there are awards offered in your state, who knows, maybe you just put the State record buck on the ground!
Finally, if you did kill a buck, big or small, and would like to show it off, just send me the photo and I'll get it into the photo gallery here. I've been meaning to redo it but I've been putting it off. What a better motivator to reorganize my Photo Album here on the Buck Hunters Blog than to show off some of your kills. Even if you don't know how to score a deer, I'll gladly put your pictures up!