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The minimum score requirements for entry into the Northwest Big Game Record Books, for all four states we cover (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana) are listed below. There are categories for rifle, archery, archery velvet, black powder, and shed antler.

We also have a seperate YOUTH division for animals taken between the ages of 12-17.


Northwest Big Game Record Books

Our books accepts entries for up to 16 individual species that make up as many as 24 possible entries.

OREGON/ WASHINGTON DEER & ELK HUNTERS: Review the deer and elk boundary maps for reference to the various sub-categories.

Regular Divisions

BIG GAME
SPECIES
   
RIFLE
 
ARCHERY*
BLACK
POWDER
SHED
ANTLER
 
Rocky Mt. Elk (typical) 300 260 255 135
Rocky Mt. Elk (non-typical) 310 300 265 150
Roosevelt Elk (typical) 260 225 225 100
Roosevelt Elk (non-typical) 285 250 250 110
Cascade Roosevelt Elk (typical) 260 225 225 100
Cascade Roosevelt Elk (non-typical) 285 250 250 110
Mule Deer (typical) 170 145 146 70
Mule Deer (non-typical) 190 160 175 80
Columbia Blacktail Deer (typical) 125 90 95 45
Columbia Blacktail Deer (non-typical) 140 110 115 50
Cascade Blacktail Deer (typical) 125 90 95 45
Cascade Blacktail Deer (non-typical) 140 110 115 50
Western Blacktail Deer (typical) 110 90 90 40
Western Blacktail Deer (non-typical) 130 110 110 45
Whitetail Deer (typical) 125 115 115 50
Whitetail Deer (non-typical) 140 125 125 60
Pronghorn (Antelope) 74 64 63
Rocky Mt. Bighorn Sheep 165 140 136
California Bighorn Sheep 150 140 136
Black Bear 18 8/16 18 18
Cougar 14 13 8/16 13
Wild Turkey** 9" 9" Minimum Beard Length
Rocky Mt. Goat 42 40 41
Columbian Whitetail Deer*** (typical) 90 80 80 40
Columbian Whitetail Deer*** (non-typical) 100 90 90 45
Shiras Moose 130 115 125 40

* Minimum scores for archery and archery in velvet are the same.
** Wild Turkey records only record the beard length and must be harvested with a legal weapon (currently only shotgun and archery).
*** It is currently LEGAL to harvest "Columbia whitetail deer." in designated hunt areas of Oregon ONLY. Please review the ODFW Game Regulations for hunt locations. Any Columbia whitetail deer taken prior to 1967 is also eligible for entry.


Youth Divisions (Ages 12-17)

BIG GAME
SPECIES
   
RIFLE
 
ARCHERY*
BLACK
POWDER
 
Rocky Mt. Elk (typical) 260 240 240
Rocky Mt. Elk (non-typical) 300 280 280
Roosevelt Elk 220 210 210
Mule Deer (typical) 130 125 125
Mule Deer (non-typical) 170 150 150
Blacktail Deer (typical) 90 85 85
Blacktail Deer (non-typical) 110 100 100
Whitetail Deer (typical) 110 100 100
Whitetail Deer (non-typical) 130 120 120
Pronghorn (Antelope) 63 60 60
Black Bear 17 17 17
Cougar 13 8/16 13 8/16 13 8/16
Wild Turkey 8 8/16 8 8/16 Minimum Beard Length

* Minimum scores for archery and archery in velvet are the same.
Please Note: Minimum requirements are the same for the Cascade and/or Western categories (in Oregon & Washington). A youth harvesting an animal in any category not listed in the Youth Division above must meet the Regular Division minimum requirements. All youth entries that meet the regular minimum requirements will be entered into both the Youth Division and the Regular Division.

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