# What does a deer have to score to be Boone and Crockett?

## What does a deer have to score to be Boone and Crockett?

The minimum score for a Boone and Crockett typical whitetail is 160, and the non-typical is 185.

**Do you count both antlers on a deer?**

A typical mule deer is four points on one side with brow tines. Whitetails, on the other hand, are typically counted using all the points on the antlers. But in Montana, we refer to one side of the antler rack for both whitetail and mule deer.

**How do you count points on antlers?**

Measure each protrusion from the area where it leaves the main beam to its tip. If it measures at least 1 inch in length from the main beam, it is counted as a point.

### Do you count eye guards on deer?

The bottom line for field judging blacktail deer is check for four-points per side, not counting eye guards first. If you are looking at a buck with four per side you’re looking at a trophy by most standards.

**What do points mean on a buck?**

A point is each tine on the antler, including the brow tine, which sticks straight up near the base of the antlers. Someone will say they saw a four-point buck, and the debate is whether that means four tines total or four tines on each side.

**What does a 10 point buck mean?**

A buck with two standing normal points per side is an 8-pointer, one with three standing points is a 10-pointer, and so on.

#### How many tines does a 12-point Buck have?

The usual 12-point buck would have six tines in a symmetrical pattern on each antler. Bucks typically begin growing antlers in early April in response to the increased sunlight.

**How do you enter a buck in the record book?**

If you want to enter your buck in the record book, however, it’s the net score that matters. To find that, you subtract the abnormal points, as well as any side-to-side differences. (If a buck’s right G-2 is 10 inches and the left is 9-5/8, that’s a deduction of 3/8 inch.)

**How do you find the G-2 of a buck?**

To find that, you subtract the abnormal points, as well as any side-to-side differences. (If a buck’s right G-2 is 10 inches and the left is 9-5/8, that’s a deduction of 3/8 inch.)

## How do you score points on a Boone and Crockett score sheet?

Note that in order to be counted as a point, a tine has to be at least 1 inch long, and greater in length than it is in width (which means that a 1-1/2-inch tine with a 2-inch base would not count). Tally up all the numbers on a Boone & Crockett score sheet and you have your green gross score.