Select from the big game categories below to learn more about field judging


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Rocky Mountain Goat

Black Bear

Whitetail Deer

Mule Deer


Coming Soon

Mule Deer





Musk Ox

How to field judge for trophy quality is one of the most frequently asked question the Club's Records Department receives. Knowing what an animal might score relative to the area you are hunting and the species hunted can be valuable information to have prior to committing to taking a shot. Whether for assisting in age evaluation, bettering a previously taken trophy, managing a property, or the record book more and more sportsmen and women are looking to sharpen these skills.

While nothing will replace actual experience in the field there are helpful tips and information available in the links below for all species of native North American big game to get you started.

Also available from the Boone and Crockett Club:
Boone and Crockett Club Field Guide to Measuring and Judging Big Game, 2nd Edition

BRFJThe definitive manual for anyone with a desire to learn the Boone and Crockett Club's world-famous big game measuring system is now available in this updated, convenient field guide that easily fits into backpacks.

Inside you will find detailed instructions on how to score each of the native North American big game categories recognized by the Club, including numerous illustrations to clearly demonstrate techniques for proper measurement. Also included in this field guide are techniques for evaluating and field judging the most popular species of North American big game.

Click here to order your copy today.

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