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
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
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 | 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. Doug is also a certified scorer for Pope & Young.
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, Former 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
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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,
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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
Steve Keithley measuring a terrific Southern Maryland
Doug Wigfield measuring a high-scoring Sika stag.
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