The Mission of Bucks-Bears-Stags is to celebrate the long-honored heritage of recreational hunting in Maryland. Excellent
habitat, fertile soil and science-based wildlife management have given us a world-class White-tailed Deer herd, a robust and
expanding American Black Bear population and a unique "Maryland-only" residency of Sika Deer. We celebrate the success of
Maryland's wildlife management by acknowledging the successful hunters and by honoring the finest examples of those
legally harvested Maryland bucks, bears and stags.
We also believe that the future of hunting rests with the young. We encourage Youth participation and the continued
participation of men, women and seniors in our noble pursuit of wild game.
We also believe it is our Mission to support the non-profit organizations that promote and protect our publicly-owned
CATEGORIES & MINIMUM SCORES
(F) FIREARM (Shotgun, Rifle or Handgun)
Typical; 140 | Non-Typical; 160
(B) BOW (Vertical Compound or Traditional)
Typical; 115 | Non-Typical; 135
(XB) CROSSBOW - Typical; 115 | Non-Typical; 135
(ML) MUZZLELOADER - Typical; 120 | Non-Typical; 140
(PU) PICKUP/FOUND - Whitetail Bucks Only Typical;
140 | Non-Typical; 160
ALL - 50-inches minimum
ALL - 16-inches minimum
NO HISTORIC DIVISION
HUNTER DIVISION - Same Minimum Scores as above
FEMALE DIVISION - Same Minimum Scores as above
YOUTH / MALE AND FEMALE DIVISION - Under age 17
Minimum for scoring, 110-inches Typical | 125-inches
SCORING your Maryland Whitetail, Sika Deer or
Maryland Black Bear
We will consider any Whitetail or Sika Deer from
any year for the historical records.
Send your photos of 2016 and 2017 Whitetails,
Maryland Bears from any year, (2004-2017) -
and/or 2016 and 2017 Sika Deer to us at
CLICK HERE for the REQUEST for SCORE page.
Special Note: If your Maryland White-tailed Deer,
Maryland Black Bear or Maryland Sika Deer is
currently recognized in any of the Maryland
records, e.g. Pope & Young Club, Boone & Crockett
Club, NMLRA Longhunter Society, Maryland
Trophy Deer Contest and others, we would be glad
to add your records to ours. We will honor score
sheets and animals that are pending. If you have
questions, please email us at
BUCKS-BEARS-STAGS (BBS) is Maryland's Newest Antler and Skull Measuring Enterprise that
Recognizes Outstanding Maryland Whitetail Bucks, Black Bears and Sika Deer Stags.
As BBS grows, opportunities will become available to
hunters to have their animals measured and ranked on a
local, regional and statewide level.
Each year, beginning in 2018, we plan to make available a
publication to acknowledge and recognize Maryland's
- Robert Newton III is the Scoring Director from Northeast Maryland for Bucks-Bears-Stags. Robert is an official Boone & Crockett, Pope &
Young, NMLRA Longhunters Society and North American Shed Hunters Club measurer. He will authorize interested persons to measure for
CONTACT: 443-466-4641 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Doug Wigfield is Maryland's noted Sika Deer professional from the lower Eastern Shore and serves as the Sika Deer Scoring Director. He
will authorize interested persons to measure Sika Deer for BBS.
CONTACT: 443-880-7847 | email@example.com
- Steve Keithley is a veteran official measurer with Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young. Steve will oversee the Southern Maryland region
and authorize interested persons to measure for BBS in that region.
CONTACT: 301-785-4774 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Augie Gray is an official Pope & Young measurer from Carroll County.
CONTACT: 410-961-2594 | email@example.com
Don Travis, Owner of Travis Taxidermy in Chestertown, Kent County.
CONTACT: 410-778-4107 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlton Vacek, Owner of Tidewater Taxidermy in Marydel, Queen Anne's County.
CONTACT: 410-438-3737 | email@example.com
BBS is steadily adding Authorized Measurers across Maryland to make it easier to have animals measured for "Maryland's Finest" record
book. If you are interested, fill out the online form. You will be contacted.
We are seeking individuals interested in learning to score antlers & skulls to become Authorized Scorers for BBS. CLICK
HERE for the AUTHORIZED SCORER'S page.
BUCKS-BEARS-STAGS understands that we, as hunters, must be ethical and responsible. A portion of our
profits will be shared with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and the Maryland Hunting Coalition,
Many opportunities will be available to promote your business
through various sponsorships of events categories and overall
support for BBS. Some opportunities include
- County, Regional and Statewide Events.
- Archery, Muzzleloader & Firearms and Non-Hunting
- Youth, Novice, Ladies recognition
CLICK HERE for the SPONSORSHIP page.
Special Note: If your Maryland White-tailed Deer, Maryland
Black Bear or Maryland Sika Deer is currently recognized in any
of the Maryland records, e.g. Pope & Young Club, Boone &
Crockett Club, NMLRA Longhunter Society, Maryland Trophy
Deer Contest and others, we would be glad to add your records
to ours. We will honor score sheets and animals that are
pending. If you have questions, please email
#1 Non-Typical with Bow
Upcoming Scoring Events
No# 1 Firearms
77-4/8" from Wicomico County
Albert H. Piasecki
No# 2 Non-Typical Crossbow
195-3/8" from Kent County
#1 Typical FIREARMS
Steve Keithley (L) and Doug Wigfield (R) measuring a whitetail at the
National Outdoor Show.
Bobby Newton measuring a giant whitetail.