Friday, April 9, is Big Game Scoring Day at the southeast regional office of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
Measuring for Boone & Crockett, for rifle and pistol hunters; Pope & Young for archery hunters; and Longhunter's Society for muzzleloader hunters will be conducted for entry into the big game record books at the office at 1345 Barton Road in Pocatello.
Interested hunters must bring antlers, horns and skulls to the regional office by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 8. Items being brought for measuring must be free of flesh and skin, and must have been air-dried for 60 days. Please note that air-drying is not the same as freezer storage.
"It is so exciting to see such great Idaho trophies come through the office doors for scoring. Each year brings its own surprises," said Jennifer Jackson, regional conservation educator for Fish and Game. "The service is free, so even if you are not sure your item is a record-worthy trophy, bring it by anyway. We will be happy to rough score it."
Information required at the time of drop-off includes:
- Hunter name.
- Date of harvest.
- Location of harvest, including big game unit, county, and state.
- Owner name, address, and telephone number.
- Guide's name and address, if applicable.
All items must be picked up sometime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, April 12. For more information, please contact the Pocatello Fish and Game office at 208-232-4703.