Big Game Records

How to Enter Your Trophy

The WV Bowhunters Association maintains a Records Database for deer and bear that were taken in WV with bow and arrow. Minimum entry scores for deer are 110 typical and 140 non-typical. For bear, the minimum entry score is 15.

There is no charge for entry.  All you need to do is have your deer or bear scored by an official Boone & Crockett or Pope & Young measurer. I will need a copy of both the front and back sides of the score sheet. I will also need a few other items to list your trophy in our records. A completed Fair Chase Affidavit from the WV Bowhunters Association and an Entry Application also from the WV Bowhunters Association are required. You can download the Fair Chase Statement and the Entry Application from our website. I also request that you include a picture of your deer or bear.  A field photo is preferred, however, a picture of the mount, would be adequate.

If you decide to enter your trophy in our records, your name and trophy photo will be added to our records database. However, if you are a member of the WV Bowhunters Association, you will also receive a very nice 8 ½ x 11 certificate. If you are not a member and would like to join, you can find a membership application on this website.

Requirements for Record Entry:

1.    Official Score sheet from B&C or P&Y with both sides completed.
2.    Fair Chase Affidavit – download here.
3.    Entry Application – whitetail deer or black bear.
4.    Trophy Photo – field photo preferred.
5.    Proof of Membership – only required if you want to receive a certificate.

Mail all your information to:

Gregory Surber
WVBA Records Chairman
6167 Edens Branch Rd.
Barboursville, WV 25621

Whitetail Deer

Black Bear

Fair Chase Affidavit