Scoring Mule Deer

So you got a big mule deer buck and you want to know what he scores. Here are all the resources you will need for scoring mule deer. When you’re done, send us pics and your story.

*You may also want to read this article on field judging mule deer. It will give you some other tips for scoring mule deer.


Video by the Arizona Game and Fish Department on how to score mule deer.

Download the Mule Deer score sheets from Boone and Crockett:

  • Typical Mule Deer / Blacktail Deer Score Chart
  • Non-Typical Mule Deer / Blacktail Deer Score Chart

  • Check out some World Record Mule Deer and Blacktail Deer

    WORLD RECORD TYPICAL MULE DEER

    SCORE: 226 4/8
    LOCATION: Dolores County, CO
    HUNTER: Doug Burris, Jr.
    OWNER: Cabela’s, Inc.
    DATE: 1972

    WORLD RECORD NON-TYPICAL MULE DEER

    SCORE: 355 2/8
    LOCATION: Chip Lake, AB
    HUNTER: Ed Broder
    OWNER: Don Schaufler
    DATE: 1926

    WORLD RECORD TYPICAL COLUMBIA BLACKTAIL DEER

    SCORE: 182 2/8
    LOCATION: Lewis County, WA
    HUNTER: Lester H. Miller
    OWNER: D.J. Hollinger & B. Howard
    DATE: 1953

    WORLD RECORD NON-TYPICAL COLUMBIA BLACKTAIL DEER

    SCORE: 133
    LOCATION: Juskatla, BC
    HUNTER: Peter Bond
    OWNER: D.J. Hollinger & B. Howard
    DATE: 1970

    WORLD RECORD TYPICAL SITKA BLACKTAIL DEER

    SCORE: 134
    LOCATION: Control Lake, AK
    HUNTER: William B. Steele, Jr.
    OWNER: William B. Steele, Jr.
    DATE: 1987

    WORLD RECORD NON-TYPICAL SITKA BLACKTAIL DEER

    SCORE: 208 1/8
    LOCATION: Polk County, OR
    HUNTER: Frank S. Foldi
    OWNER: Bass Pro Shops
    DATE: 1962

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