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Big Game Trophy Records Program
Welcome to Nebraska's Big Game Trophy Database.
This searchable database contains trophy whitetail, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and elk taken in Nebraska
since 1945. You can search the database by species type, weapon used, year and by the hunter's last name.
The last name is optional. If you leave the hunter's name box empty, all records will be shown.
When entering a year be sure to enter the complete year, like:1965.
If you have any questions or suggestions about the Big Game Trophy Database,
email Randy Stutheit
Go to the BIG GAME RECORDS DATABASE
View/ Download a PDF Copy of the Records
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ABOUT THE NEBRASKA BIG GAME TROPHY
RECORDS PROGRAM AND DATABASE
Nebraska big game trophy certificates have been awarded since 1962 for outstanding big game trophies taken in
the state. Trophy scoring is based on the standard scoring method developed by the Boone & Crockett Club,
the organization which maintains records of all North American big game. Anyone who has taken big game in
Nebraska by legal means during an authorized season is invited to present the trophy for scoring. This
includes whitetail deer, mule deer, pronghorn, American elk, and bighorn sheep. Trophies taken in past years
as well as the present are eligible.
Currently, 24 categories of big game trophies are recognized in the state records program by species
(whitetail deer, mule deer, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and elk), type of rack, (typical or non-typical), and method of take,
(archery, modern firearm, or muzzleloader). Minimum scores for qualification in each category are listed:
|Typical Mule Deer
|Non-Typical Mule Deer
|Typical Whitetail Deer
|Non-Typical Whitetail Deer
|Typical American Elk
|Non-Typical American Elk
To have your trophy scored, you may present it to one of the NE Game and Parks Commission’s District offices located
in Alliance, Bassett, Norfolk, North Platte, Lincoln, or Kearney. You may also take it to
an official measurer of the Boone & Crockett Club or the Pope & Young Club. Contact a District
office for the name of the B&C or P&Y measurer nearest your location. Scoring must be delayed
until at least 60 days after the animal is killed to allow for shrinkage. Any time spent frozen does not
count toward the drying period.
Both the Boone & Crockett Club (www.boone-crockett.org) and
the Pope & Young Club (www.pope-young.org) have excellent
information about trophy scoring along with score forms and instructions you can download. Each club’s homepage has
additional facts, trophy pictures, and tips you may find interesting and useful.
Please contact Randy Stutheit, Nebraska Big Game Trophy Records Coordinator,
at email@example.com or (402) 471-5564 if you have any
questions or comments about the records program.