I also found this on the Safari Club site: http://www.safariclub.org/trophy/trophy.htm
Looks like forms to download for score sheets. I didn't review any of the PDF files, but it does look like they have an extensive list.
[ This Message was edited by: cowgal on 2003-05-16 22:38 ]
I am not 100% on the SCI scores or the BC and PY scores, but I am an official scorer for the Trophy Game Records of the World. Its a system that has been around since 1978 and is founded by member of the Exotic Wildlife Association. You do not have to be a member of it to enter. Measurements are done in centimeters instead of inches, and there are no deductions for lack of symetery. This system honors the animal for the trophy it has produced. We measure everything from Whitetails to a wild boar's tusks, to a Scimitar Oryx horns. Animals are put into divisions in the method that they are taken.
There is even a category we call Incidental Acquisition which in such a case you find a dead whitetail in a creekbed. Well that animal can still be honored as such and entered into the book. Measurements are taken, the name of the place where is found is recorded, the person the discovered it. We also have divisions for Archery, Crossbow, Modern Rifle, Muzzleloader, and Handgun. Instead of a Non-Typical deer, we refer to it as Extra Typical.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...