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 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Scoring/Contest Entry)
Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Contest) – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Scoring)
Saturday Contest/Awards 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Scoring)
How to Enter
There is no advance entry; just bring your trophy to the Expo.
|Trophy Deer Contest (to be officially scored)||$25 (Includes Expo Ticket)|
Additional contest entries (ex; you bring two deer to be scored) are $20 each. Pre-scored deer are $20 + Expo Ticket each to enter the contest. If pre-scored you must provide your own proof of official score with a copy of the official score sheet. The official scoresheet must be signed by an official measurer and/or include an official measurer number on the front of score sheet.
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.
- 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 5 p.m. Saturday 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, 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 by the North American Shed Antlers Club.
- Crossbow entries will be entered into Gun category per Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young rules.
- 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).
Measure-Only Non-Contest Entries
|Measure and Display- No contest||$20 + Expo Ticket|
SHEDS-Measure-Only Non-Contest Entries
Just get a score of your shed(s) for a $10 fee per shed. There is no contest for sheds. Sheds grossing 75 or more inches may be entered in Buckmasters Trophy Records for the special Buckmasters entry fee of $10. This is to be arranged with a BTR measurer and is in addition to the Show Fee.
Early Checkout Fee
Single Sheds Measure-Only
Matched Sheds Measure-Only
Measuring fee does NOT include admission to the show. CLICK HERE to purchase a 1-day Ticket or Weekend Pass.
Shed(s) will be measured only after all trophy contest entries have been measured. 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.
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.