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To be eligible for entry into the Pope and Young Club’s Records Program, an animal must meet or exceed the corresponding minimum score requirement for that species category (in addition to other criteria).

Scoreforms and the Fair Chase Affidavit MUST be printed front and back on the same piece of paper. This is the only way it will be accepted by the records office. 

Entry Requirements: Download Here
Fair Chase Affidavit: Download Here

To download the Pope & Young Club scoreform for a species, click on the species link in the table below.

MINIMUM POINT SCORE REQUIREMENTS
Under the heading of North American big game are the following species categories with their appropriate minimum entry score requirements (using the Boone & Crockett/Pope & Young scoring system). Geographic boundaries, as described in the publication Pope and Young Club Measurer's Manual, are established for the categories.

Alaska Brown Bear 20 *Mule Deer, non-typical 170 (12 4/8)
Black Bear 18 *Whitetail Deer, typical 125
Grizzly Bear 19 *Whitetail Deer, non-typical 155 (15)
Polar Bear 20 *Roosevelt's (Olympic) Elk 225
Bison 100 *Tule Elk 225
*Barren Ground Caribou 325 *American Elk, typical 260
*Central Canada Barren Ground Caribou 300 *American Elk, non-typical 300 (20)
*Mountain Caribou 300 Rocky Mountain Goat 40
*Quebec/Labrador Caribou 300 *Alaska/Yukon Moose 170
*Woodland Caribou 220 *Canada Moose 135
Cougar 13 8/16 *Shiras' Moose 125
*Columbian Blacktail Deer, typical  95 Muskox 90
*Columbian Blacktail Deer, non-typical 115 (10) Pronghorn Antelope 67
*Sitka Blacktail Deer 75 Bighorn Sheep 140
*Coues' Deer, typical 70 Dall's (White) Sheep 120
*Coues' Deer, non-typical 80 (5) Desert Bighorn Sheep 120
*Mule Deer, typical 145 Stone's Sheep 120

*Velvet entries are accepted. The same minimums apply as for the corresponding hard-horned category.
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