MISSION STATEMENT
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 sustainable resources.
FEES, CATEGORIES & MINIMUM SCORES

ENTRY FEES: ADULT - $25 | JUNIOR - ONLY $10
(Junior is 16 & under)

WHITE-TAILED DEER
(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

SIKA DEER
ALL - 50-inches minimum
F/B/XB/ML

(PU) PICKUP/FOUND - Sika stags;
50-inches minimum

BLACK BEAR
ALL - 16-inches minimum
F/B/XB/ML

DIVISIONS

NO HISTORIC DIVISION

HUNTER DIVISION - Same Minimum Scores as above
F/B/XB/ML

FEMALE DIVISION - Same Minimum Scores as above
F/B/XB/ML

YOUTH / MALE AND FEMALE DIVISION - Under age 17
Minimum for scoring, 110-inches Typical | 125-inches non-typical. F/B/XB/ML
Minimums above for SCORING your Maryland Whitetail, Sika Deer or Maryland Black Bear. We will consider any Whitetail or Sika Deer from any year.

Send your photos to us at score@bucks-bears-stags.com.

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 bbs@bucks-bears-stags.com
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 BBS.
CONTACT: (443) 466-4641 | browtinebobby@yahoo.com

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. Doug is also a certified scorer for Pope & Young.
CONTACT: (443) 880-7847 | gobbler777dw@yahoo.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 | sssbkeith@comcast.net

Augie Gray is an official Pope & Young measurer from Carroll County.
CONTACT: (410) 961-2594 | asgjrg@msn.com

Don Travis, Former Owner of Travis Taxidermy in Chestertown, Kent County.
CONTACT: (410) 778-4107 | don@travistaxidermy.com

Carlton Vacek, Owner of Tidewater Taxidermy in Marydel, Queen Anne's County.
CONTACT: (410) 438-3737 | tidewatertaxidermy@gmail.com

Charles Wilcox, lives in Leonardtown, Maryland, Certified Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young.
CONTACT: (301) 873-4596

John Sagal, Western Maryland - Certified Black Bear Scorer.
CONTACT: (240) 727-1932

Steve "Doc" Homyack is an Official Scorer for Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young since 1988. QDMA since 1994. Doc lives in Kent County.
CONTACT: 610-223-8842 | shomyackjr@hotmail.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.
Be a part of Maryland's Hunting Legacy!
Individuals who enjoy hunting and businesses that depend on hunting and hunters can be a part of Bucks-Bears-Stags by becoming a Sponsor as we advance to the August 1, 2020 publication of "Maryland's Finest" The Records and the Legacy.

This book is a compilation of more than 30 years of the best and biggest Maryland Whitetails, Black Bears and Sika Stags ever recorded. It's not just names and numbers. True, we honor the animals and recognize the hunters. But we have also included history, photos and stories; all to promote Maryland's outstanding science-based wildlife management with the overarching theme of conservation.

You can view how the levels of Sponsorship will not only support our ongoing efforts for years to come and how we can "pay back" our sponsors by in-turn promoting them in print, broadcast and online to Maryland's hunting community.

For Sponsorship details (CLICK HERE)

Pre-Order "Maryland's Finest" The Records and the Legacy

Each $19.95 + $1.20 MD Sales Tax + $5.80 S&H - Total $26.95
Payable with Check or Credit Card via PayPal
Orders Shipped within 2 Weeks of Publication Date; August 1, 2020
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.
GIVING BACK
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, Inc.
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 bbs@bucks-bears-stags.com.
Tim Krauss
No# 1 Firearms
77-4/8" from Wicomico County
Albert H. Piasecki
No# 2 Non-Typical Crossbow
195-3/8" from Kent County
MILLER BUCK
#1 Typical FIREARMS
194-0/8"
Robert Newton III measures a heavy beamed whitetail.
BUCKS-BEARS-STAGS MEASURERS
BBS is not a contest and any animal taken in any year will be considered for entry. If the animal's score qualifies for Pope and Young Club or Boone and Crockett Club, our official measurers will facilitate their entry - additional information and fees required.
Proceeds from BBS events benefit
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) and
the Maryland Hunting Coalition.
Ed Winchester arrowed this buck of a lifetime in mid-November of 2018. His non-typical whitetail, taken in Queen Anne's County, had a Gross score of 196-3/8" and a Net of 189-2/8" as measured by Bob Newton III.
Steve Keithley measuring a terrific Southern Maryland
velvet buck.
Doug Wigfield measuring a high-scoring Sika stag.

UPDATE:
LIFE in Maryland is NON-TYPICAL nowadays. Because of latest Maryland Directives, our measuring deadline has been pushed back two months to June 15, with the release of "Maryland's Finest" now August 1, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience and are moving quickly to score as many animals as possible during this delay.