How to Score Antlers

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Hello Grant,

My 11 year old son and I really enjoy your website and videos.

How do I score a rack?  My son, on his first ever muzzleloader hunt, harvested an 8 point buck that was huge for this part of Maryland.  It weighed in at 255 lbs. field dressed.

Thanks for any help.



Wow – congrats to your son and you!!!!  That’s a huge body weight for a deer harvested anywhere.  A guide to the most common scoring system can be found on The Boone and Crocket website.

Growing (and scoring) Deer together,