New York State Big Buck Club

What is the NYS Big Buck Club?

The Official Record Book for New York State's Biggest and Best Whitetails, as well as, New York State Trophy Bear records.

All animals are scored using the Boone & Crockett scoring system.

Entry into the New York State Record Book requires that three basic criteria be met:

  • The buck must have been taken legally
  • The buck must have been taken in New York State
  • The buck must meet minimum score requirement

Click Here to Read the Entire Rules for Entry into the NYS Big Buck Club

Record Book Classifications

Typical Gun

Typical Archery

Typical Muzzloader

Non-typical Gun

Non-typical Archery

Non-typical Muzzleloader

Bucks Found Dead (typical & non-typical)

Shed Antlers (typical & non-typical)


Minimum Score Requirements

Gun - Typical 140, Non-Typical 165

Archery - Typical 120, Non-Typical 145

Crossbow - Typical 130, Non-Typical 155

Muzzleloader - Typical 140, Non-Typical 165

Bear - Gun 18", Archery 17", Muzzleloader 18"

Are Older Trophies Eligible?

Yes. This means that any buck taken in New York is eligible for entry into the record book, regardless of age. The buck that grampa took back in the 1930’s, that has been hanging at camp since you were a little kid, is still eligible for entry. Just locate an official measurer in your area and make an appointment to have the buck scored.

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NYSBBC Magazine

2:014 Buck Entires

2014 Bear Entries

Score Sheets

Typical Whitetail

Non-Typical Whitetail

Black Bear

Please send Score sheets, Fee and Photos to:

NYSBBC Records Chairman
147 Dogtail Corners Road
Wingdale, NY 12594