Big Game Records

Big Game Club Recognizes  17 Big Game Species

- Black Bear : 16-00/16

- Typical Mule Deer : 90-0/8

- Non-Typical Mule Deer : 100-0/8 +5 NT Points

- Typical Pacific Hybrid Deer : 80-0/8

- Non-Typical Pacific Hybrid Deer : 90-0/8 +5 NT Points

- Typical Blacktail Deer :75-0/8

- Non-Typical Blacktail Deer : 85-0/8 +5 NT Points

- Typical American Elk : 120-0/8

- Non-Typical America Elk : 134-0/8 +7 NT Points

- Typical Roosevelt's Elk : 120-0/8

- Typical Tule Elk : 120-0/8

- Non-Typical Tule Elk : 134-0/8 +7 NT Points

- Pronghorn Antelope : 57-0/8

- Desert Bighorn Sheep : All Legal Rams

- Wild Hog : 23-00/16

- Typical Wild Turkey : 7-00/16

- Non-Typical Wild Turkey : 7-00/16 + Extra Beard/Spur

- Coyote : Species Credit Only

- Bobcat : Species Credit Only

Mainland Hogs - On September 12,2002, the Mainland Hog/Island Hog species recognition was changed to Wild Hog due to the closure of Island Hunting.

Catalina Island Spanish Goat, Santa Cruz Island Merino Sheep and Island Hogs - Island species harvested after February 10,1997, shall not be accepted as a record book entry.

Cougar - At the present time, no hunting of Cougar is allowed. A moratorium enacted by the legislature in 1972 denies all hunting of Mountain Lion, except in cases of depredation. 

Big Game Club follows the Rules of Fair Chase

The term “Fair Chase” shall not include the taking of animals under the following conditions:

  • Helpless in a trap, deep snow or water, or on ice.

  • From any power vehicle or power boat.

  • By “jacklighting” or shining at night.

  • By the use of any tranquilizers or poisons.

  • While inside escape-proof fenced enclosures.

  • By the use of any power vehicle or power boats for herding or driving animals, including use of aircraft to land alongside or to communicate with or direct a hunter on the ground.

  • By the use of electronic devices for attracting, locating or pursuing game or guiding the hunter to such game, or by the use of a bow or arrow to which any electronic device is attached with the exception of lighted nocks and recording devices that cast no light towards the target and do not aid in rangefinding, sighting or shooting the bow.

  • Any other condition considered by the Board of Directors as unacceptable.

The fair chase concept does, however, extend beyond the hunt itself; it is an attitude and a way of life based in a deep-seated respect for wildlife, for the environment, and for other individuals who share the bounty of this vast continent’s natural resources

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