Overview & Pricing
Bring your trophy deer to be scored in our Trophy Deer Contest. Get your deer’s official score, show off your deer, compete for an award and get a weekend pass.
Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
How to Enter
There is no advance entry; just bring your trophy to the Expo.
Early Checkout Fee
Trophy Deer Contest (to be officially scored)
FREE 3-Day Pass
Trophy Deer Contest (already pre-scored)
$12 (Includes 3-Day Pass)
If you have someone in attendance with you, everyone else MUST purchase a general admission ticket to enter the expo.
Go inside the building, down the main concourse until you reach the trophy registration table.
Trophy Contest Categories
There are many ways to win. Your deer can be recognized for its unique qualities. See below for how your deer may be categorized based on several distinctions.
- Was your deer taken with a Firearm or Archery?
- There will be separate divisions for each.
- When was your deer taken? Was it during the current year (the most recent past hunting season)
- If taken with Firearm or Archery you will indicate either the current year (the most recent past hunting season)or historical contest division (the 2nd most recent past hunting season and older).
Typical / Non-Typical:
- Is your deer typical or non-typical?
Awards - Trophy Contest
- Award presentations begin at 3 p.m. Sunday in Seminar Area A.
- Trophy (deer) must be present to win.
- Awards based on antler score. Awards proportional to entries: i.e. 1-3 entries in class = 1 award; 4-8 entries in class = 2 awards; 9 or more entries in class = 3 awards.
- Award trophies given.
- No cash or merchandise prizes.
- Archery Typical
- Archery Non Typical
- Gun Typical
- Gun Non Typical
- Youth 16 and under
How Scoring Works
- Scoring system used is Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young Club.
- Certified measurers on hand for Pope & Young Club and Boone & Crockett Club qualifiers. If your trophy qualifies you will have an opportunity to enter it into an official record book. The scorer will walk you through that process (additional fees apply).
All contest entries will be hung on display boards and must remain on display until released Sunday at 3 p.m.. There are no check-outs whatsoever of any trophies between noon and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Early check-out (before noon Sunday) -- there will be a $10 early checkout fee per trophy. Early check-outs disrupt the measuring process and on Sunday disrupt the checking of entry lists to determine accuracy of filing, production of winner lists, and all other necessary wrap-up paperwork.
Measure-Only Non-Contest Entries
Get an official score of any in-state and out-of-state whitetails. Locked antlers may be measured (if possible). You will be required to buy a ticket to the expo and pay a $10 measuring fee.
Measure Only Entry Times
Friday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Early Checkout Fee
The fee is returned if the trophy has not yet been measured when the attendee is ready to leave. No check-outs between noon and 3 p.m. Sunday.
SHEDS-Measure Contest Entries
Dave Boland, known in the Outdoor world as "The Legend" in terms of scoring sheds, will be part of the team of measurer's.
Just getting a score of your shed(s). You will be required to buy a ticket to the expo and pay a $5 measuring fee per shed.
|Participation||Fee||Admission Ticket||Early Checkout Fee|
|Single Sheds Measure-Only||$5||Must buy ticket||N/A|
|Matched Sets Measure Only||$10||Must buy ticket||N/A|
All measure-only entries must also buy a ticket to the expo. There shouldn't be a problem getting all "measure-only" trophies measured. Measuring crews in the past have been able to do so. The fee is returned if the shed(s) has not yet been measured when the attendee is ready to leave. No check-outs between noon and 3 p.m. Sunday.
How Matched Set Shed Scoring Works
With matched sets it’s impossible to know exactly the inside spread, therefore the total score will be the left shed and right shed combined. You can estimate the total gross score by adding what you think the inside spread is. You would of course have to take into account deductions. The measurers will not be estimating total gross score for you and they will not be making deductions. They will simply measure each single beam and add both of those beam scores together for a total score.
How Typical vs Non-Typical Shed Scoring Works
With sheds there is no guarantee that a deer is typical unless you absolutely know you have the matching typical antler, but even that is not guaranteed. The individual measurer will make the final judgement call if he or she feels the sheds should be entered as singles or as a matched set.