Below are links to pages that describe the basics used for scoring Deer, Bear & Turkey in Virginia. Scoring your own trophy is encouraged. Compare your trophy and see how you rank. Of course, we welcome you to enter your trophy in our show for an official score.
The Virginia Big Game Contest uses the Virginia Scoring System, developed by George Johnson.
Bear are scored using the Bear System, developed by George Johnson.
Scoring System is similar to one used by National Wild Turkey Federation.