Big Game book seeks entries

The upcoming seventh edition of the North Dakota Big Game Records Book will be published in the spring of 2017 but there is still time for hunters to submit qualifying entries.     Jamestown’s Lyle Hanson, creator and publisher of the first six editions, turned the reins over to Garrison-based outdoor writer Patricia Stockdill, who is compiling the upcoming edition.

Entries will be accepted for big game species legally taken in North Dakota meeting minimum qualifying scores based on Boone and Crockett Club scoring methods: White-tailed deer  typical (150), white-tailed deer non-typical (170) , mule deer typical (155), mule deer non-typical (175), elk typical (275), elk non-typical (325), moose (135), pronghorn (70), and bighorn sheep (135).

All animals must have been taken following the standards of Boone and Crockett’s “Fair Chase.” Score sheets must be signed by the scorer and hunter to validate the entry.

New qualifying entries, as well as animals taken in past years that were not been entered in previous editions, can be submitted. Submission deadline is Feb. 27. Additional information is available at