FEES, CATEGORIES & MINIMUM SCORES
ENTRY FEES: ADULT - $25 | JUNIOR - ONLY $10
(Junior is 16 & under)
(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
(PU) PICKUP/FOUND - Sika stags;
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 non-typical.
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 email@example.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
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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.
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.
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.
Robert Newton III measures a heavy beamed whitetail.
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.
An absolute giant buck named “TNT” was harvested 01/10/21 in QA county by Troy N. Thomas with a shotgun. The five by five
frame carries amazing mass and has three additional non typical tines. BBS officials put together a “green” score on this world
class animal. The massive rack carries 204 plus gross inches! We are very happy for Troy and excited to add this monster to our
state records after the sixty day drying period.
Steve Keithley measuring a terrific Southern Maryland
Doug Wigfield measuring a high-scoring Sika stag.
The "Maryland's Finest" The Records and the Legacy
has been picked up from the printers. This book is amazing with
lots of stories and pictures along with the highest scoring bucks,
bears and stags across Maryland. Order yours today!
Hunter Miller arrowed this buck of a lifetime in the 2020
season. His buck, taken in Kent County, had a Gross score
of 188-7/8" and a Net of 184-1/8" as measured by Bob
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
(photo courtesy of Jim Veheck)