Scored Entry

How to Enter a Scored Entry

  1. Contact a Certified TBGA scorers
  2. Mail score sheet by March 1, 2017
  3. Optional: Upload photo to TBGA photo gallery

Please see below for more details on Scored Entries

Entry forms for Scored Entries are available only from certified TBGA scorers

All qualifying scored entries will be placed into one of eight categories (listed below).  All scored entries must meet minimum Regional scoring criteria (see Minimum Scoring Criteria, below). Selection of typical vs. non-typical category will be at the discretion of the hunter under the guidance of the certified TBGA scorer. A deer must have at least one abnormal point to be categorized as a non-typical.

  1. Typical White-tailed Deer High Fence
  2. Typical White-tailed Deer Low Fence
  3. Non-Typical White-tailed Deer High Fence
  4. Non-Typical White-tailed Deer Low Fence
  5. Typical Mule Deer
  6. Non-Typical Mule Deer
  7. Pronghorn Antelope
  8. Javelina
  9. Desert Bighorn Sheep

Scored Entries are recognized within eight geographic regions of Texas.  Scored categories include typical and non-typical white-tailed deer, typical and non-typical mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and javelina. All scoring is based on the Boone & Crockett Club scoring system and all ranked scores are based on net green Boone & Crockett score. Entry forms for Scored Entries are available only from certified TBGA scorers. A list of certified scorers may be obtained by clicking this link, TBGA scorer.

All scored entries are subject to re-score. The top five entries in each category in each region will be subject to re-score and the entry must have been scored by an official Boone and Crockett scorer, either initially or upon rescore, as do all Texas Slam entries.  There will not be a Scored Entry Form for Bighorn Sheep.  Bighorns will only be recognized through the program at their respective regional banquet.  They will be scored but not ranked.

If deer have been released on the property in the last 10 years, official TBGA scorers must inspect the original cape of entry for tattoos, ear tag holes, or other signs the deer has been in captivity or been trapped and/or released at some point during its life.  Photos of both ears must be taken by the scorer and sent to the main office by email.   Mandatory inspection of capes is only required for deer harvested on properties that have released deer in the last 10 years.  If found to be a released deer, then that deer would be ineligible to be entered in the TBGA program.

Minimum Scoring Criteria - The following regional minimum scores are established for entry into Scored Categories. 

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer Region Typical Non-typical
1. Trans Pecos 125 140
2. Panhandle 130 145
3. Cross Timbers 130 145
4. Edwards Plateau 130 145
5. Post Oak Savannah 125 140
6. Pineywoods 125 140
7. Coastal Prairies 125 140
8. South Texas 140 155

Mule Deer

Mule Deer Region Typical Non-typical
1. Statewide 145 160

Pronghorn Antelope

Pronghorn Region Minimum score
1. Statewide 70

Javelina

Javelina Region Minimum score
1. Statewide 13 4/16"

Scoring:

  1. All Scored Entries must be scored by a certified TBGA scorer or an official Boone and Crockett scorer. The original cape must be provided upon request.
  2. Scoring will follow all Boone and Crockett Club guidelines as published in the most recent edition of Measuring and Scoring North American Big Game Trophies, published by the Boone and Crockett Club.
  3. The TBGA will utilize net green scores for Scored Category ranking criteria. 
  4. Animals in velvet may not be scored unless the velvet is removed prior to scoring.
  5. Animals with split skulls may not be scored.
  6. Antlers with broken tines may be measured to the point where the breakage occurred.  Repaired antler material may be measurable pending review by scoring committee.
  7. "Shopping for Scores" is prohibited.  If it is determined that an animal has been scored by more than one scorer, the entry may be removed from the program, at the discretion of the Scoring Committee.
  8. All scored entries are subject to re-score.

Re-Scoring:

  1. The TBGA Scoring Committee may choose to rescore any entry submitted to the TBGA.
  2. The top 5 entries in each category and Region shall be rescored prior to the Regional Banquet.
  3. ALL TOP FIVE ENTRIES IN EACH CATEGORY MUST BE SCORED BY AN OFFICIAL B&C SCORER, either as an initial entry score or as a re-score. All Texas Slam entries must be re-scored or originally scored by an official B&C measurer (green net scores).
  4. A Regional Scoring Committee member may choose to waive rescoring of any individual head  (such as if scored originally by a Boone and Crockett scorer.)
  5. Decisions to modify the original reported score for any rescored animal shall rest entirely with the Scoring Committee and are final.
  6. Refusal by a hunter to allow rescoring shall be grounds for removal from the TBGA.
  7. A hunter may petition the Scoring Committee, in writing, if he/she feels that the original score is incorrect. This petition must be received by the Scoring Committee no later than March 1 immediately following the current year's hunting season.

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