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Big Game Trophy Records Program

Trophy Deer 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

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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:

Species Modern Firearm Muzzleloader Archery
Typical Mule Deer 150 145 140
Non-Typical Mule Deer 170 160 155
Typical Whitetail Deer 150 140 125
Non-Typical Whitetail Deer 160 155 150
Pronghorn 73 65 60
Typical American Elk 300 255 210
Non-Typical American Elk 310 265 220
Bighorn Sheep 175 136 140

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 randy.stutheit@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-5564 if you have any questions or comments about the records program.


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